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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)

TITLE: Teach Us to Number Our Days
By Barbara Johnson
01/23/11


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When I wake up in the morning I head for the bathroom, splash water on my face, and look in the mirror.

What a shock I’ve been getting recently. Who in the world is that woman looking back at me? Where is the real me? Yikes—I’m not a kid anymore.

What happened to all those years? I can remember when the children were all home and I was in the midst of being Mom to eight, that I wondered if I’d ever get a moment to myself. I was so busy I didn’t even have to time to look in the mirror. The days and the years flew by so quickly.

They were filled with good things and sad things, sweet hellos and tearful goodbyes, wonderful events and sorrowful times.

And here I am today. While my arteries harden, I hope my attitude does not.
While my knees and back are not as flexible these days, I hope my mind is. While my physical eyesight gets a
bit dimmer (I seem to need stronger glasses every year) I trust my spiritual eyesight will get stronger.

But I’m not going to sit in a rocking chair and watch TV for the rest of my days.

One of my Bible heroes is Caleb who, at 85, was still conquering mountains for the Lord. I love Psalm 90:12. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

That’s it! I want to make the most of every day I have left to search and seek for wisdom from the Lord.

It is the promise of the future that keeps us young. I have so many challenges, goals to accomplish and work I want to do for the Lord. Satan says, “you know you can’t do it. Forget it, you’re over the hill.”
Then God tells me, “But I can do it my child, so rest in me. I will give you the desires of your heart.”

So start now dear friend, learn early in life to “number your days.” Make each one count for God and seek His wisdom for your life.


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Mildred Sheldon01/27/11
WOW! No truer words have ever been spoken. Live each day to the fullest and if you have God in each day then no matter what comes that day will be a success and filled with love.
Brenda Rice 01/27/11
Thanks for sharing this very good advice. I like the way you told the story. Well done.
Sydney Avey01/29/11
I loved that you weaved scripture into this in such a natural way.

Everything changes and nothing changes.

Nicely done.
Lisa Fowler01/30/11
Great message here! Thank you for sharing.
diana kay02/01/11
like it we can all do with a pause and a look deep into the mirror beyond the superficial. i love the phrase while our arteries harden i hope my attitude does not:-)
I am sure that Christ shines out of you.
thanks
Virgil Youngblood 02/01/11
An enjoyable devotional with great insight. Well done.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/03/11
This is A great devotion. I like how you started with a story. The Bible verse was A great choice. Congratulations for placing 8th in level 2!