"LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is." Psalm 39:4
I don't want to sound morbid but reality bites. So while we can, we live our life to the fullest. How?
Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Number our days
Is it money? or number of houses? Cars? women? Cities you have travelled? Luxury bags or apparel? Achievement or awards? God will not look at these numbers. How do we get the numbers? Let us think of these:
How many years have you live?
How many years have you been -
As a daughter or a son?
As a sibling?
As a parent?
As a worker?
As an employer?
As a student?
As a Christian? (Have you learned about and accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour?)
So after determining the numbers, let us think of the past and present so that the outcome will guide us on how to live our future or until our brief time on earth ends.
1. Blessings - in all these numbers, have you thought of how faithful and good our God is, even if we have not been good and faithful? Have we been thankful?
2. Relationships - let us go back to each of the stages in our life and think about how fruitful and meaningful the relationships were. If there were not good or broken or even superficial, we might as well reconnect with them, say sorry and make up before it's too late. There is a reason why we were there in their lives, if there is an opportunity to start over again, do it and share God's love. It might be that our long lost friend is troubled and need God right now. Let us be the channel.
3. Spending time with and for the Lord. Going back to the questions above, in all the years you have been on this earth, how many hours have you spent with The Lord - Reading and meditating on His words, praising and worshipping Him, doing what pleases God and not men. Sharing your blessings, spending time, resources and talent for His ministry. To bring others to Christ and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). Going back to number 1 and thinking about God's love and faithfulness, isn't it about time that we give back by numbering our days right?
I know it's difficult or we're probably in denial on how life should be lived because we are so caught up in the busyness of life and our web of worldly treasures. But they are all fleeting. God is just waiting and we just need to respond quickly before it's too late.