Time Will Get Your Attention
- I'm turning 54 this year.
- My cousin, who was 47 years old, received a terminal diagnosis and was given 3 - 6 months to live. She made it 3 weeks. She left behind a husband and two daughters.
- Last night I received word that a friend of Betty and mine was in a coma and not expected to live. She passed away just a couple of hours later. She was the first youth to attend the first youth group I ever pastored. That was nearly 34 years ago. She left behind a husband and two daughters.
Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Time marches on. It isn't merciful. It does not care. It just keeps moving. We can rant and rail at it, but it will not change anything.
What we do with time does matter. We can let it teach us, empower us and help us. But the core of Ps 90 is vital. Allow time to give you a heart of wisdom. Don't live your life thinking that you have x number of years left. You don't know. Allow wisdom to teach you what you should be doing right now. Don't wait until it is too late to say or do anything. Allow time to teach you how to appreciate what you have rather than bemoan what you don't.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, give me the wisdom I need for today. AMEN