Still Bearing Fruit
During the past two years, I have been preparing my church for "life without" Dave and Ann Wilcoxson. Not that we have received some health issue news or that we desire to leave. No, it was provoked by the fact that so many of my pastor associates have transitioned to reward and I wanted my church to be prepared when my time comes.
But recently, several events have been used by the Lord to chastise me for "stepping back" and letting others do stuff. Although my intentions were good, my viewpoint was wrong.
The other day, I read the Daily Bread Devotion that talked about how the "Righteous of God" will be fruitful in their "old age." I guess I qualify. And since I am the righteousness of God, through Christ Jesus, I will remain planted by the river of water and will not wither. I will continue to be fruitful in my old age.