January 06, 2011

Thursday Devotion

Do you use a calendar?  If you are like my mom, you have a large calendar stuffed with papers, reminders, and dates.  If you’re an organized person, you might carry a calendar around with you everywhere you go.  Keeping track of events in our lives can be very beneficial.  Who wants to miss that aunt’s visit or that birthday party you still haven’t gotten a gift for?  Important meetings would be missed, people would be forgotten if we didn’t have the beauty of a calendar.  There are many ways you can keep your schedule – phone, email, even non-electronic (who would do such a thing!?).  But, no matter how you do it, you do it.  You may use any means of getting there, as long as you actually get there.  So, where am I going with this?  Well, Psalm 90:12 says this,
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
I have learned that life is short.  There are only 365 days in a year.  Each day, you have 24 hours to either make the most of or waste.  You can choose to do something productive, or you can waste the day the Lord has given you.  When you are young (like me!) it seems as if you have a whole life ahead of you.  But it goes fast, very fast.  If we wait until we are too old to do anything for the Lord, what is the point of living?  Weren’t we placed on this earth to glorify God, and to do the work He has set out for us?  When we learn to number our days, we gain wisdom.  We gain a heart that yearns for God, yearns to do His work. 
Who doesn’t want a heart of wisdom?  I mean, really.  Do you want to be wise?  How are you going to become wise?  We can’t just sit around and wait for wisdom to show up.  Nope.  You have to go out and catch it.  You have to get up and do what it takes.  You and I must learn to number our days.  Our lives are going to end.  We will not live forever.  Do you want to do something great in that short time?  We are but a vapor, a breeze in the sky.  We pass quickly.  What are you going to do in your life?  How are you numbering you days?
Next week, I am going to have an open link for this.  I want to have at least 7 people link up!  There will also be a button you can post on your blog.  Think about it, pray about it.  Maybe it's something you can start doing on your blog!

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