Number Your Days

January 9

Teach us to number our days oh Lord. There are many things we need the Lord to teach us in this life and numbering our days is definitely one definitely one of them. We cannot live out our days anyway and anyhow it comes. We must learn to plan, but not plan outside of God. We must understand that we all have a limit on this earth and in understanding. Therefore we must also understand that there is a purpose that we all have to fulfill and we cannot do so by sitting idle and watching the days come and go as they are.

Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” This should be our daily prayer. It should be our daily request of the Lord. In our own strength, we cannot number our days because our human mind will quickly convince us that we do not need to. If we know anything at all, we know that the one who fails to plan inadvertently plans to fail and that is just the way things are. If you do not plan for life, life will plan for you, and the things it may bring your way may not be things you necessarily hoped for. You are not entitled to life. God freely gives to us, so do not for a second think to yourself that you can do what you want or even worse do nothing at all. I pray this day that the Lord will have mercy on us and teach us truly to number our days that through that we will indeed gain a heart of wisdom.

 

Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

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