What It Means To Number Your Days
As we consider this new year of 2023, it’s time to think about how we can move forward from where we were in 2022. We begin this journey by taking it one day at a time. We need to number our days and make them count, but how do we do that?
In Psalm 90:12 the psalmist asked God to, “Teach us to number our days.” What does that mean? When we number our days, we make a conscious effort to make every day meaningful. Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:34, “…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” You see, every day has its own trouble and you need today to get to tomorrow.
Why and How to Number Your Days
Let’s dive deeper! I know we’re all making new year’s resolutions, but may I suggest to you, make sure every day you strive to gain little wins because little wins add up to the big wins in life. It’s also important to ask yourself this question, “What if tomorrow never comes?”
This is the difficult truth, but what if you work so hard to plan for weeks and months and years, but God is saying you don’t have that long? This is not to put fear in your heart but to persuade you to keep eternity in your heart because our ultimate goal is to be with Jesus. We’re in this world but not of it and only what you do for Christ will last, so what have you done for Jesus?
Besides work, school, church, children, marriage, family, and the normal functions of life does your life add any eternal value to God’s kingdom? Will Jesus say, “Well done my good and faithful servant? You’ve been faithful over a few things now I will make you ruler over many?” I base my life on that question and this one too, “What have you done for Jesus lately?”
The Benefits of numbering Your Days
I can already hear someone saying the age-old excuse, “We’re not saved by our good works!” True. We are, “…saved to do good works (Ephesians 2:10),” not to just recline on our Lay-Z-Boys and wait for Jesus to come back. We stay busy for the Lord until He comes (Mark 13:32-37).
Lastly, when we number our days we gain much-needed wisdom, that the world doesn’t have. While everyone else is running the rat race, we can have the confidence that we have peace with God, peace for tomorrow, and peace with our eternal destination. Making the most of every day, which is one of Randomnestfamily’s mottos turns you into a peacemaker, sustains joy in your heart, creates a rhythm of reflection, and leaves you with fewer regrets in life.
Your resolution can be quite simple! Ask God to teach you to number your days.
Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:
God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!
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