Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. – (Psalm 90:12, NIV)
Teach us to number our days so we can have a wise heart. – (Psalm 90:12, CEB)
Teach us to number our days so that we may truly live and achieve wisdom. – (Psalm 90:12, VOICE)
When I think of numbering my days, it leads to a place of valuing each new day as it comes. It is an intentional act of the will to choose to be in the moment and appreciate the time that we are given. The older I get, the more I try to be intentional with my time. Last evening, though I wanted to join the ladies at church for the Sisterhood Christmas, I knew I needed a quiet evening with my husband and time to check in with my children, after a long week, and prior to my escape for a girls’ weekend with my best friend. A heart of wisdom is a gift that God grows within us over time, as we seek and invest time with Him. There is no “arrival”, but the more in tune we become with the Lord, the quicker we are to hear His voice and know His heart when navigating things that require wisdom and insight. May we value each day, savor each moment as it comes, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom through the loving grace of God.
Lord, help us to know,
How to count our days;
To treasure each gift,
That You send our way.
Each day we draw breath,
Is a gift from You;
Lord, grant us wisdom,
To love as You do.
Grant us new insight,
To walk in Your ways;
So that we value,
Each blessed new day.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of this life that You have given. Thank You that as we seek You and ask You, You show us how to number our days and treasure the gift that we are granted in You. Thank You that You grow within us Your wisdom and grace, as we pursue a life lived with You. Forgive us for taking the time that we have been given for granted, or for neglecting the wisdom that You are set to establish within us. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would listen to Your leading and ever grow in Your wisdom and grace. Show us how to love those around us in a way that blesses each with value and grace, so that they too, may recognize the treasure of each day. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we give You praise for the gift of each of our days, and ever seek You to grow in wisdom. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom, and their tongues speak what is just. – Psalm 37:30