My Days

By Vicki Johnson

Ps 90:12 So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

My days. Those empty little boxes on every calendar I see. A plan yet to be executed. An anniversary yet to be celebrated. A debt yet to be paid. A time yet to be prepared. I look to the calendar to remind me which numbered day I’m on and I function according to the agenda of that 24 hour period of time. Sleep. Wake. Dress. Eat. Read. Work. Play. And on it goes.

So what? A day in the life. My life? Is it my life? Or does my life belong to Him, the one who rescued me from darkness and transferred me to the kingdom of His beloved Son? My life is not my own.  I have been bought with a price. I forget that so often. I play in the kingdom of Light and reside in His grace and mercy. Day after day. His days of grace.

So, how will I number my days this year? They are mine. God has given me my days. They ebb and flow with other’s days, but still uniquely belong to me. He has placed them in my control; entrusted their usefulness and purpose to me, and me alone. Strong’s Enhanced Lexicon defines “number” as: to count, reckon, number, assign, tell, appoint, or prepare.

This year:

May I be faithful to count my days as a treasure, summed up in God’s mercy and grace.

May I reckon the time spent on tasks and projects as an offering to give Him praise and glory.

May I number the seconds, minutes, hours, and days as a singular gift. To be present in the present.

May I deliberately assign a purpose to my time so that it will bear fruit that is pleasing to God.

May I tell the worldly pilferers of time to clear out and my frantic heart to rest in His Presence.

May I appoint each day to work for the King of Kings, to be about His business.

May I prepare each day to formulate ways in which I learn and apply God’s wisdom in my life to glorify my Father in Heaven.

Psalm 90:14-17 O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.  Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, {And} the years we have seen evil.  Let Your work appear to Your servants And Your majesty to their children.  Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.

God has given us purpose for our days, purpose with our praise and purpose in our ways.

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