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Our passage from the Word of God today is Psalms 71:18. It reads, “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.”
Our quote for today is from David Seamands. He said, “In God’s view, aging is merely the final phase of an upward climb from earth to heaven.”
Our problem today is “The Problem of Aging in Your Life” (part 2) from the book, “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins. And, I want to remind you to take advantage of our special offer. If this podcast has been a help and blessing to you, please feel free to purchase a copy of this book — “The Guide to Biblical Counseling” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Ron Hawkins. It is available on our website for just $30. You can make your purchase today at ordainedchaplainsusa.org.
Today, we will discuss some General Questions regarding Aging for you to consider:
1. What level of care do you think you [or an aging loved one you are caring for] need?
2. What are your [or your aging loved one’s] financial resources?
3. What medical issues are there? Are these issued terminal, chronic, permanent but not debilitating, degenerative and progressive? (Future plans will be very different for a temporary medical condition than for a terminal, progressive, or chronic condition.)
4. How do you feel emotionally about the possibility of needing to get more care [or giving care to an aging loved one]?
5. What family member do you have available to help?
6. Are you [or an aging relative] in danger? Dangerous conditions would include:
– memory loss that leads to accidental fires, wandering, or destructive behavior
– medical conditions that require constant supervision or that contribute to sudden loss of stability or consciousness
– a residence that is deteriorated, unhealthy, or structurally too demanding (for example, too many stairs)
– an emotional state that could lead to extreme despondency or psychosis (for example, “crazy” thinking such as paranoia)
These are questions that you can consider and answer to determine your state or the state of a loved one in the aging process.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.