Quickly time passes. We don’t notice it often as we rarely stop and gain perspective as we are always in a hurry from one job to the next, one sport to the next, or one doldrum to another. …
Quickly time passes. We don’t notice it often as we rarely stop and gain perspective as we are always in a hurry from one job to the next, one sport to the next, or one doldrum to another. That’s until we stop and look at our children and to our bewilderment, they have grown 3 inches, are about to graduate or are starting a family of their own. Or on other occasions we see a photo of a gone on loved one and we are amazed that it really has been that long since we were able to talk with or embrace them.
I guess what I’m driving at was summed up well by the folk singer Ian Tyson when he said, “Time, like money just disappears; no one knows where it goes; we spend it so recklessly when we’ve got nothing but time.”
Scripture teaches us in Psalm 90 that we should number our days that we might apply our hearts to wisdom. If we don’t do this, we will waste our time on the things of this world and fail to seek the glory of Christ.
If we don’t take account of our days, they will be frittered away like that $20 bill you had in your pocket that you never made a plan for, it’s spent and now you’re short money for the ingredients for the supper your wife sent you to the store to get. That happened to a friend of mine, of course … Anyway, the point being, we all too often assume tomorrow when we should be working for Christ and his kingdom today!
So let us number our days and apply ourselves to the wisest thing anyone can do, seeking Christ and his glory.
(Miles McNair is the connections pastor at New Life Church of Powell.)