Teach us to number our days aright—that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
What is it to number our days? One way is to keep a careful record of them. That is a mathematical numbering. Some people keep diaries and put down everything they do, where they go, what they see, whom they meet, the books they read. But mere adding of days is not the numbering that was in the thought of the Psalmist.
What’s the significance of this number? The average life expectancy in the United States is 77.8 years, or 28,416.45 days. At my age, well over half my days have already been spent.
There are days in some lives that add nothing to life's treasures, and that leave nothing in the world which will make it better or richer. There are people who live year after year and might as well never have lived at all! Simply adding days is not living
Most people live their lives never appreciating the season they are in presently. They live their lives anticipating future, wishing each day and week to pass quickly. Others live their lives in retrospect, mourning the days that are past, though they never appreciated those past days when they were in them. With these attitudes they miss the glorious moments of the present.
The thought in the prayer is that out of the experience of our days, we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Today we are to appreciate the people in our lives. Today we are to appreciate the circumstances that God has us in. Today we are to glean the lessons that are ours.
We are to appreciate and embrace the day, the moment, the season that we have been given you right now. Tomorrow comes upon us all too quickly and yesterday is past. So embrace today as your gift. The present moment doesn't live forever.
This is Day 7 - my day to rest and relax, renew and refresh. R and R that is necessary to make the all the other days better. We all need to restore life's balance. A day to provide our tired spirits with nurturing and healing. We renew our bodies and souls by resting. Sunday is not a luxury, it is a necessity for a long, healthy life.
As always you are all in my thoughts and prayers today!
Rest and Relax!