How to stay young

Psalm 92:12-15

Our culture is obsessed with youth. Products abound that offer better health, fewer wrinkles, and increased energy, but these address the issue of aging only in superficial ways; nothing alters the fact that our bodies grow older. Feeling old, however, is not inevitable—with the right attitude, we can be young at heart no matter what our chronological age may be. We do this by cultivating …

• A God-Centered Focus. Keep your mind on the things above rather than on earthly things (Col3:2). See each day as an opportunity to trust God more fully, love Him more deeply, and serve Him more joyfully.

• An Active Pursuit of Learning. Never stop learning from Scripture. Long for the Word the way a baby craves milk so you can continue to grow spiritually (1 Pet. 2:2).

• A Hopeful Outlook on Life. Let godly thinking shape your attitudes. Be joyful, thankful, and prayerful (1Thess5:16-18).

• An Others-Centered Orientation. Don’t let yourself withdraw into self-absorption. Instead, invest your life in others for their spiritual encouragement and growth (1 Thess5:11).

Staying young while growing old begins with your mind. So never stop learning, laughing, and loving God with all your heart.

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