“Teach us to number our days, that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12

Our church began the Jesus Routine for 2014, committing to spend time with Christ every morning, in the bible, documenting prayers, plans, and providences in a journal. What good can come from daily meditations? What will one  gain in the quiet places? Moses tells us…

When a man one day arrives to his eternal destination with God, what will he find his journey to have been? After he has kneeled humbly for 1,000 years, what will he eventually rise and say to the King of Kings? To number each day, give account for each word, attest to each plan, and document each dollar should allow him say, “Your grace amazes me here in heaven as it did on earth.”

Moses writes that a man who numbers his days, will understand his brevity, incurring a wisdom that can then be presented back unto God. This wisdom is what we term perspective or awareness. A wisdom held by very few, those who notice their own brief span as compared to the billions who fade away like the beige grass of late summer.

Moses writes that the man who numbers his days will look for the next life and beg God’s sovereignty be the cover over all his challenges and service in this life.

Moses writes that in the appeal to God’s sovereign hand, the man who numbers his days will find God’s joy and satisfaction, regardless of affliction and suffering.

Moses writes that the man who numbers his days will have documentation of all God has done, as testimony of God’s majesty for his children’s children.

Moses finally writes that the favor of the Lord will come and find the man who numbers his days, confirming the work of his hands, and giving permanence to the brief time he spent on earth.

To number each day is to live awake, to live watchful, to live joyful, to live appreciative, and to live confirmed.

Posted by Anthony Wood

Anthony is Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Tustin, CA, and has authored the books Defining Church & Defining Family. He’s married to Bre, and they have three children.

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