TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYSMar 15, 2022 2022-03-09 16:12
TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS
TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS
Read: Psalm 90:1-17
“So, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12)
The year 2020 had a profound impact on my life, occasioned by two events that brought me to tears and made me decide to become a more deliberate person. The first of course was the covid-19 pandemic. Suddenly, the whole world was brought down to its knees. I recall weeping one evening in the early months of the pandemic, not only because many people were dying all over the world, but also because it just dawned on me how vain we had become as humans and how much we had taken God’s abundant grace for granted. Our vanity upon vanity, our busyness, our clamouring for more, our strivings, our selfishness and greed. All for nothing. Suddenly, we were content just to be alive and be able to breathe on our own.
The second event was the passing away of Chadwick Boseman: ‘the Wakanda Hero’. No, I didn’t know Chadwick personally, he wasn’t my cousin. I wasn’t even too crazy about Black Panther. I watched more out of curiosity because of the buzz it was creating at that time. But as I followed the life and times of Boseman on social media in the wake of his death, I broke down again and wept.
Chadwick personified values that I admire and aspire to in life: excellence, brilliance, spirituality, integrity, and oratory prowess. He was such an inspirational actor and orator. A real gift to humanity. And he did all he did excellently well, whilst battling colon cancer for 4 years. And nobody knew? Chadwick made me realize that I have no excuses to make in life.
Both events made it clear that life is finite and must be lived on purpose, for a purpose. We cannot continue like its business as usual. There are activities we need to take on, there are those we need to relinquish. There are relationships to be bettered, there are those to be relinquished. And the time to do them is now. Oh Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom!
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.