Woven in Truth Podcast

The Best Years

March 14, 2020 Kay Mckean Season 1 Episode 29
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The Best Years
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The Best Years
Mar 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 29
Kay Mckean

In this episode, Kay McKean joins the podcast to chat about aging and identity in Christ. Kay shares that at every stage of life it’s so important to know what you have to give and how you can be used by God to impact this world. It’s all too easy to just let the years pass by staying distracted or even discouraged. So the question is, are you still living in expectation of all God can do with your life? 

About the Speaker:
Kay Summers McKean was raised in Miami, Florida, and baptized into Christ while a student at University of Florida. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Kay married Randy McKean in 1977 and began serving in the ministry. Along with their two children, they have lived and worked in South Carolina, Tokyo, Munich, Paris, and Boston- and since 2007 have led their beloved church in Northern Virginia. Kay has written and co-written several books, the latest being "Radical Love" and has taught and spoken for conferences and workshops around the world. Kay and her husband plan to retire in 2020 and hope to spend much of their time with their children and grandchildren, who live on opposite ends of the globe: Saudi Arabia and Maui.

Episode Notes:

“The best times of your life have not yet been lived.”

Our culture: obsessed with youth; staying young- As women get older, they can feel devalued

Bible gives plentiful examples of men and women of a certain age who were definitely not sissies.

  • Sarah
  • Elizabeth
  • Moses
  • Caleb
  • Anna

They weren’t just waiting around to die. They teach us what old age is supposed to look like.

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.Therefore we do not lose heat. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (II Corinthians 4:7, 16)

Truly our bodies are but jars of clay, and regardless of what we do, those jars will get a little older, becoming chipped and cracked

If we are being renewed by God daily, we will have the zest and zeal to live. If we are learning and growing and keeping a curious mind, we can continue to be used by him.

At every stage of life, it’s important to know what you have to give.

Identity = knowing who you are, your sense of self

Identity = staying the same under varying conditions, being true to what you believe, regardless of the circumstances.

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

A mustard seed expects to become a mustard tree. If you were able to ask it what it wanted to be when it grew up, the answer would be simple: I’m going to be a huge tree! The mustard seed knows its purpose. Jesus used this example to help you and me know that we were made for something more. 

Question: Are you living in expectation of all God can do with your life?

Here’s the test to find out if your mission on earth is complete: If you’re alive, it isn’t!

Support the show (https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/678206?giving_to=Woven%20In%20Truth%20Podcast)

Show Notes

In this episode, Kay McKean joins the podcast to chat about aging and identity in Christ. Kay shares that at every stage of life it’s so important to know what you have to give and how you can be used by God to impact this world. It’s all too easy to just let the years pass by staying distracted or even discouraged. So the question is, are you still living in expectation of all God can do with your life? 

About the Speaker:
Kay Summers McKean was raised in Miami, Florida, and baptized into Christ while a student at University of Florida. After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Kay married Randy McKean in 1977 and began serving in the ministry. Along with their two children, they have lived and worked in South Carolina, Tokyo, Munich, Paris, and Boston- and since 2007 have led their beloved church in Northern Virginia. Kay has written and co-written several books, the latest being "Radical Love" and has taught and spoken for conferences and workshops around the world. Kay and her husband plan to retire in 2020 and hope to spend much of their time with their children and grandchildren, who live on opposite ends of the globe: Saudi Arabia and Maui.

Episode Notes:

“The best times of your life have not yet been lived.”

Our culture: obsessed with youth; staying young- As women get older, they can feel devalued

Bible gives plentiful examples of men and women of a certain age who were definitely not sissies.

  • Sarah
  • Elizabeth
  • Moses
  • Caleb
  • Anna

They weren’t just waiting around to die. They teach us what old age is supposed to look like.

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.Therefore we do not lose heat. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (II Corinthians 4:7, 16)

Truly our bodies are but jars of clay, and regardless of what we do, those jars will get a little older, becoming chipped and cracked

If we are being renewed by God daily, we will have the zest and zeal to live. If we are learning and growing and keeping a curious mind, we can continue to be used by him.

At every stage of life, it’s important to know what you have to give.

Identity = knowing who you are, your sense of self

Identity = staying the same under varying conditions, being true to what you believe, regardless of the circumstances.

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

A mustard seed expects to become a mustard tree. If you were able to ask it what it wanted to be when it grew up, the answer would be simple: I’m going to be a huge tree! The mustard seed knows its purpose. Jesus used this example to help you and me know that we were made for something more. 

Question: Are you living in expectation of all God can do with your life?

Here’s the test to find out if your mission on earth is complete: If you’re alive, it isn’t!

Support the show (https://tithe.ly/give_new/www/#/tithely/give-one-time/678206?giving_to=Woven%20In%20Truth%20Podcast)