So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 (ESV)
What would be the best use of your time? How will you make sure that you are not foolishly misusing your days? How will you know if you are wisely using the life you have been given? When you look back, from eternity, over your entire life, what will you be glad you spent your time doing? That is a question that makes my head spin. That is a lot to think about. Is thinking about the answers to these questions well worth your time and energy? Without, a doubt, these questions are well worth my consideration. Why is that? I have been given a limited number of days. Life is brief. My life is somewhat like the snap of the fingers or the blink of an eye. My life is like the morning mist that burns off during the heat of the day. Life races by. I am here today. Before I know it, I will be gone tomorrow. Hopefully, not literally. I would like many more days and weeks and months and years to serve you. But I know that I have but one brief life to live. I don’t want to waste it. I don’t want to foolishly misuse or misspend it. Those are good thoughts. You have wise desires within you. Maybe so. But I still desperately need your help. How do you need my help? I need your wisdom to help me to wisely use my days. You see, I most want my life to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans for my life. I want to be able to go and do all that you ask of me. I want to know and do your will. Even more than that, I have one overpowering desire. What is that? I want to know you. I don’t want to know about you. I want to know you intimately. I also want you to know me. I want to live and walk through life with you. I want to hear your voice guiding me to where you want me to go, giving me what you want me to do. If I can say that I know you and you know me, then I will know that my life was well spent. Then when I look back from eternity, over my entire life, I know that I will have no regrets. So, that is my prayer. That is my desire. That is my request. Help me to know you. Help me to do your will. Help me to live my life with and for you. I will most certainly answer this prayer and this desire of yours. Your life will be well spent in knowing and loving and following and serving me. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I know without a doubt that my days in this life are limited. Teach me to number my days. Help me to use each day wisely. Help me to use my days in a way that bears fruit for your kingdom and brings glory to your name. Guide me. Use me. Help me. Amen
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