Teach Me to Number My Days

July 28, 2020

Have you ever been getting ready to go somewhere and you thought you had more time than you did?

Or have you ever needed to catch a connecting flight only to have the first flight leave late and you realize you may be running if you are going to make the next flight? When I find myself in these types of situations, I can go from a pretty calm state to quickly feeling anxious or unsettled. The reality is that time is our greatest commodity; but the irony is that unlike our bank accounts, we don’t know how much of it we actually have. We all have a ticket to leave this planet, but only God knows what time that flight is scheduled to leave. What we should do is live with great intentionality in how we use our time. Moses give us some great insight.

“SO TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS THAT WE MAY GET A HEART OF WISDOM.”
-PSALM 90:12

It may sound a bit morbid, but Moses is teaching us that we need to live with death in mind. We need to live knowing our days are numbered. We need to live and utilize our time intentionally. What is interesting about this Psalm is that Moses penned it while he was in the wilderness. He didn’t feel like time was running out, but rather it was dragging on. We are in a wilderness season, but I believe God is calling us to wake up and not waist this time. It’s in the darkness that church can shine the brightness. It’s in the thirst of the desert that the church can provide the living water. In this season, we are not able to gather as we normally would, but God hasn’t left us. He is still in our midst.

“LORD, YOU HAVE BEEN OUR DWELLING PLACE IN ALL GENERATIONS.”
-PSALM 90:1

God met people throughout history is all different ways, but He has always dwelled with us.

Now is not the time for us to be asleep and just pray for time to pass by. We are to stay awake, we are to pray and ask God how we can utilize the time He has given us. In Jesus’ darkest hour, His closest friends fell asleep. In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus said, “My soul is sorrowful, even unto death; remain here, and watch (stay awake) with me.” (Matthew 26:38)

This is a dark hour, but Jesus is with us and He is asking us to wake-up; watch with Him and be a light in the darkness.

You and I are plan A. There is no plan B. God has chosen to make His dwelling place in the hearts of those who would be believe. The disciples had Jesus with them, but they didn’t have Him in them. In these last days, we not only have Jesus with us, but He dwells in us. Everything you need to fulfill your commission here on earth dwells on the inside of you through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.

“BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS COME UPON YOU, AND YOU WILL BE MY WITNESSES…” – ACTS 1:8

We’ve got what it takes to be witnesses for Christ. Let’s make a choice today to make the most of our time. Let’s choose to live. Let’s choose joy. Let’s choose to shine bright in the darkness.

QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:

  1. How can you better utilize time during this season?
  2. Who has God called you to be a light to?
  3. Will you allow the joy of the Lord to reign in your heart and be your strength?

About The Author

Krista Harvey

Krista Harvey joined the staff in May of 2019 as Cornerstone’s first Women’s Minister. She is a passionate follower of Jesus and loves to teach and minister the Word of God. Krista’s desire is that every woman would understand her value and walk in the fullness of Christ in every aspect of her life. Krista teaches and oversees all of Women’s Ministry at Cornerstone. Krista holds a BA from Vanguard University and is in pursuit of a MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has been involved with global missions around the world in India, Philippines, Uganda, and Ethiopia.