Numbering our Days

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 90:12

A few years back, when a friend discovered his illness was terminal and his days were numbered, this verse gave him comfort and peace to serve God well in his remaining days. Like my friend, I am recognizing the brevity of my life. When I embrace that certainty, God embraces me with sharpened focus to what is important. He gives wisdom so I can better shine forth the love of Jesus. Besides, I have one less day to serve him than I did yesterday.

MaryAnn Sundby
Castle Rock, CO

Dear Almighty God, thank you for numbering my days. Help me to understand the brevity of life so your wisdom floods into my heart and you are glorified each day. Amen.

Reflect: Jot down ways you can show God’s love this month to the people you know.

Read: Psalm 90 and Romans 3:26