March 24, 2018
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 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

I used to think forgetfulness was funny.  As I turn 60, it’s not so funny anymore.   My toe nails have turned yellow. And my children think I should get hearing aids.   We are all growing old but that’s putting it politely.  We are mentally and physically wasting away.  So I take great joy in 2 Corinthians 4: 16.

We do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.

Growing old is required but growing in God’s love is optional.  Our eyesight lessens but our heart can see more clearly.  The absence of what wastes away makes clear our essence and what a joy to discover each day that God is our essence!

Be within our decay, O God.  Renew us inside.  And maybe you could see about those toe nails as well?

(c) 2018 Brad Syverson
Spiritual Director

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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