Teach us to number our days carefully, so that we may develop a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
If you joined us on Sunday, you might recall that I shared a story about intentionally turning the wrong way in Bellville last Friday in order to save time on my trip. I’m happy to report that as I was traveling the same way on Sunday afternoon, I took the correct path and took the right turn! I found it very interesting that it really didn’t add as much time as I thought it would on Friday. Isn't it funny (or sometimes not so funny) how time can seem to press in on us? In fact, as we know, it’s in the context of time that our life’s journey is played out. There was another song I was going to play as part of my introduction on Sunday but left it out since I already played several songs. I want to take a moment to share some lines from this song that is one of the Smith family’s favorite songs. It’s titled, “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas.
Here are the lyrics I’m referring to:
Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These small hours still remain
It’s a poignant song that captures the sentiments that our lives are made up of these small hours that are the most significant in the end. God has given us these small moments & hours (and sometimes big moments & hours) that we would know, love and serve Him. He’s the source of our time and it’s important that we use it wisely to honor Jesus. No wonder Moses prays and asks God to help him have a heart of wisdom in regards to all his days. We can learn a lot from Moses in Psalm 90!
Here are the questions I included in the handout from Sunday for us to ponder again on our time usage:
What are God’s purposes He wants accomplished?
What are your priorities? (Any discrepancies with the above question?)
What are your personal time-wasters?
What season are you in? It’s important to know what season you are currently in: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
What do you need to do to make the most of your time?
Please read 1 Corinthians 12 for Sunday and blessings as He redeems the time for you!