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Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)
TITLE: Teach Us to Number Our Days
By Barbara Johnson
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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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