Renew your renewability

“Therefore we do not lose heart.Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day”  2 Corinthians 4:16-17 (NIV)

When I hit the age of 50, I physically felt really old. Though I am a lot slower when I try to play basketball with my children, my interpersonal interactions are still sharp. My mind forgets more stuff, but there’s more stuff up there to forget. I enjoy life, and I credit that to my close friendship with God. I think about Him everyday, talk to Him as much as possible, and depend on Him continually for advice, direction, and strength.

This close friendship with God is the key to the “inward renewing” in today’s verse. This also puts a different light on why we confess and avoid wrongful actions and words (sin). Confessing is a fast way of maintaining and reaping the benefits any close friendship, especially our relationship with God.

The late comedian George Burns made the following statement as a 90 year old; “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old”.


Heavenly Father, thank You that walking in Your presence renews my insides. When I stray, remind me to confess and rekindle our friendship. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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