By Billy Graham

But i don't account my lifetime of any price nor as useful to myself, if only i could end my path and the ministry that I obtained from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

―Acts 20:24 (ESV)

Growing previous has been the best shock of my life,” says Billy Graham, known via many as God’s Ambassador. “I may have by no means guessed what God had in shop for me, and that i comprehend that as i'm nearing domestic, he'll not forsake me the final mile of the way.”

In Nearing Home this guy of faith―now in his nineties―explores the challenges of getting older whereas gleaning foundational truths from Scripture. Billy Graham invitations us to trip with him as he considers the golden years while anticipating the wish of being reunited together with his spouse, Ruth, in his heavenly home that eclipses this world. “When granted a long time of lifestyles, growing older in age is typical, yet growing old with grace is a choice,” says the writer. “Growing older with grace is possible for all who will set their hearts and minds at the Giver of grace, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Join Billy Graham as he stocks the demanding situations of fading power yet still standing powerful in his dedication to completing existence well.

“Explore with me not just the realities of life as we get older but additionally the hope and achievement or even pleasure which can be ours after we discover ways to examine those years from God’s viewpoint and discover His energy to maintain us each day.”


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For the 1st time in my lifestyles, I’m having to observe each penny. I want I’d performed it faster. ” A retiree wrote, “One of the issues of retirement is that it provides extra time to examine the issues of retirement. ” whereas the concept is funny, it's also fair. yet rather than studying in regards to the difficulties, we should always take applicable motion to unravel the issues. What directions approximately funds may still we stick to as we glance towards our senior years? What difficulties will we have to imagine via, and what judgements may still we make earlier than they turn into an issue? allow me recommend 3 basic directions. Plan Realistically to your Retirement various web pages and different assets may also help calculate how a lot it is important to shop that allows you to have a snug retirement—and but a ways too many folks by no means do that, and so they prove surroundings apart little or no. occasionally it's not attainable to avoid wasting for retirement; i feel of the letters I obtain from unmarried mom and dad or unemployed those who easily can't put aside whatever. yet in the event you can, saving cash takes self-discipline. Take complete benefit of your company’s retirement plan (if it has one), and borrow from it merely in an severe emergency. Many businesses additionally offer how one can deposit a part of every one paycheck immediately right into a rate reductions account. a few businesses even fit worker contributions to a retirement plan. “Pay your self first” is an outdated adage which may serve you good. The Bible’s picturesque instance of the ant that diligently units apart foodstuff for the longer term illustrates a realistic yet profound lesson: visit the ant, you sluggard; give some thought to its methods and be clever! . . . It shops its provisions in summer season and gathers its nutrients at harvest. (Proverbs 6:6, eight) i've got heard it stated, and that i wholeheartedly agree that as in all profitable ventures, the basis of a very good retirement is making plans. i'd upload to that the need of prayer. The Bible tells us to hope approximately every thing, so pray that God will take ownership of your lifestyles absolutely and fully. once we do that, we display our dependence upon Him. steer clear of the Traps of pointless expenses probably the most universal monetary snares affecting a few humans as they get older is what we'd name the debt seize. The temptation to run up large bank card money owed with the intention to pay for issues we won't have the funds for (and most likely don’t want) can take place at any level of lifestyles, however it is principally disastrous for seniors who've no employment source of revenue to pay again the debt. unfortunately, the debt catch explanations a few seniors to claim financial ruin. Don’t provide presents you can’t find the money for. This usually occurs while grandparents try and purchase the love of kids or grandchildren via showering them with overly beneficiant presents. Harsh because it might sound, a few mom and dad use cash virtually as a weapon, trying to keep an eye on their little ones with it or utilizing it to aim to bridge the distance among them and an alienated baby. they've got forgotten the Bible’s clever phrases: “Above all, love one another deeply, simply because love covers over a large number of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).

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