It seems lately like my life is filled with numbers. Counting seconds for my eyedrops, keeping eyes closed, 1,2,3... Counting jumps as the jump rope goes around me, hoping my foot doesn’t tangle in the rope. Counting steps on my Fitbit- did I walk enough today? Numbers all adding up to a life filled with counting.
God’s word says,
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
All the things I’m counting are good, they help keep me in shape, but am I also counting the things that matter most? What would God count worthy of my days?
The verse above reminds me that He cares about our hearts. Yes, He cares about their physical beating, their health, but He cares most about their spiritual beating and who they belong to. He gives us a certain number of days and only He knows that number. It’s wise for us to ask Him what to do with the hours and minutes in it.
As the new year leaves the starting gate for its race through another year, let us be intentional to do the things that matter most to God. Let’s ask Him to teach us how to number our days to be pleasing to Him, so we can gain the heart of wisdom He desires for us.
Are you ready? Let’s start counting!
In His love,