LORD, TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS.

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“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭90:12‬ ‭(NIV) Are you numbering your days? Are you aware that they are numbered? Are you aware that this may be your last, or that you may have many years left, and that either way your time is limited? Do you seek a heart of wisdom? ……..
The amplified version of the Bible says it another way: “So teach us to number our days, That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom.”
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What does it mean to cultivate wisdom? I know what it doesn’t mean. I know it doesn’t mean coast through life without a care or concern for the things of God. I know it doesn’t mean, be content where you are because you know plenty. I know it doesn’t mean, retire and let the young people take over because you’ve done your part.

The purpose of this post today is to discuss the importance of the season of youth. Youth is the sowing season of our lives. It is the time when we exude so much energy and idealism, and we think we have so much time to capture all the dreams that we pray for. However, once we step out of college, we would suddenly be encumbered by the pressure to prove ourselves and quickly carve our way to success. The ball of time we thought was secure in our hands, suddenly drops and goes rolling towards the unknown and we have to chase it.

No. We want to chase it back to our grasp. Then we realize – life is not as long as we thought it was. We’ll most likely spend around seven decades being alive, two of which we have already consumed in school. The next decade would then be spent finding ourselves, building a career and looking for love.

The next decade after that would be about either strengthening whatever we’ve built the previous decade or alter our course altogether. And before we know it, we’re saying, “Life begins at 40.” By then, we only have around three decades left to finally settle down and enjoy whatever it is that we’ve come up with.

See? It’s not a very long life after all. However, the Lord gives us the gift of seasons so we can fully maximize each stage life brings us into. The earlier we learn how to spend each well, the more grateful and satisfied we will be at the end of our journey.

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians‬ ‭5:15-17‬
Living wisely requires us to be a “constantly thinking person” – not just thinking logically, but also thinking biblically. We should develop a biblical worldview so that we filter news, moral issues, and all of life through a biblical grid.

Lord, please help us to cultivate a heart of wisdom until our days are spent. Lord, help us to never be complacent with what we think we already know. Help us to continue to grow, learn, memorize, pray and study until our days here are done. Lord, help us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom!

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