One of the fundamental aspects of faith for Christians is the belief that God is love. Displaying the love of God to everyone is one of the guiding missions here in Bethesda Gardens Communities.
Loss is inevitable, and as we get older, the losses increase in areas that we may not have experienced before. You start saying goodbye to friends and siblings, maybe even your partner. But there are other losses you need to contend with as you age — for instance, the loss of your ability to carry on with your career, your children leaving the home and financial losses.
Reading the Bible is a key part of your faith journey, so it's natural to want to share your favorite stories and verses with others. Not sure how to share God's word? There are lots of ways you can talk about the Bible without making others feel uncomfortable, even if they're not as solid in their faith as you are. Here are some tips to help.
Moving into an assisted living community can feel like going back to school. You're learning where the dining hall is, checking out the activities and meeting new people. Having a circle of friends can help combat loneliness, which can often be an issue for older adults. But it can feel intimidating to develop friendships, especially if it seems like everyone already has a group of friends. These tips will help you meet new people and potentially make lasting friendships in your assisted living community.
Prayer gives you a chance to talk directly to God. Regular prayer time can help you grow your relationship with God, set your priorities and gather strength during difficult times. But your prayer life can also start to feel monotonous. It might seem like you say the same things every time you pray. Making changes to your prayer routine can help you get rid of that stuck feeling and feel more inspired when you talk to God.
There's a flood of faith-based resources on the web today and for seniors, it may seem tricky to navigate all the great content out there. However, when you narrow it down to those that seek to inspire and educate, these are some of the top picks.
As the last judge of Israel, Samuel led a fascinating life spent listening to God's voice. He was dedicated to God by his mother before his conception and grew up at the temple. Recognized as a prophet while still young, Samuel served the people tirelessly. He retired when Saul was anointed as Israel's first king. Seniors who want to read about him in their assisted living apartments will find records in 1 Samuel chapters 1-25. Looking deeper into his story reveals many pearls of wisdom that believers can apply to life.
No matter where you are in your walk with God, sharing your faith helps you connect with others and help them start their own faith journey. Talking about faith can be intimidating for some people, especially if you're worried about how your message will be received. There are many ways you can share your faith, which makes it easier to find options you feel comfortable doing. Try these options to get started.
No matter where you are, you can practice your faith and strengthen your walk with God. However, that journey is often easier when you embrace community and fellowship. Surrounding yourself with other people of faith can offer you several benefits. Living in a faith-based community, such as an assisted living community under the Bethesda Senior Living Communities umbrella, can offer you built-in community and fellowship to help you enjoy these benefits.
You're never too old to grow a deep relationship with God. Living in assisted living communities under the Bethesda Senior Living Community umbrella surrounds you in a faith-based environment, which can support your developing relationship. These additional activities can help you grow to know God even more intimately as you age.