I was talking with someone the other day and they said, "...there is no one my age that wants to be as dedicated.." to the Lord as they used to be "back in the day." My friend was asking for prayer for a situation in his life and spoke sincerely of wanting God's direction and help. I promised to pray for him...and I have.
Here's something that came to me as I was thinking about my buddy's "no one my age" statement: There are few people of any age who want to be wholly devoted to the Lord Jesus. There are few who desire more than anything to follow his commands. That's the truth whether you're 23 or 46 or 97. Few choose to follow.
So if you're waiting for a crowd, you'll never start following. The crowd is going to follow their whims and their evil bent. But if you're looking for the greatest love that exists, if you're looking for a full life, choose to follow Jesus! Do what he commanded. Seek his direction every day and find the few others around you, whatever their age, who are attempting the same unpopular thing. You'll help encourage them and they'll keep you going.
Matthew 7:13-14, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." (NIV)
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