“O God, You have taught me from my youth,
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and gray-headed,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to the coming generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.” Psalm 71:17 & 18
The Psalmist had a passion to “declare” the works of God to the next generation. I love the focus of this particular Psalm. Here was someone who had lived for God their entire life – and now in old age, they were incredibly motivated to share “God stories” (“Your wondrous works”) with the generation to come. This kind of motivation is the heartbeat of truly effective mentoring. This person had a long and beautiful relationship with the Lord of Heaven and their continuing desire was to share their love for the Lord with younger people.