Ephesians 5:19, 20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Monday, August 25, 2014
WHAT’S IN A NUMBER?
So teach us to Numberour
days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Ten Years ago, where I worked
they were downsizing the staff and their plan was to offer a “Golden Handshake;”
if enough employees would retire as a group.Their proposal appealed to me as I was ready to quit, but retiring
sounded even better.
Papers were filled out and we
were called to a meeting to describe how the “Golden Handshake” would be
applied to each person.They explained
that an annuity was to be set up with an Insurance company, for each retiree,
and would be dispensed monthly separate from our pension.
The life expectancy of each
employee was taken into consideration, and I was told that their prediction for
me was; my life continuance to be fourteen years.
Ten years has gone by and
with aging comes body changes and my thoughts are to count my days wisely.
According to their
projection, I have FOUR years left to live.That does not worry me, but it does cause serious thinking to make some
preparations besides those already made.
The Bible states that God
uses math and He counts with numbers.He
knows the number of hairs on our heads, and also takes notice when one of his
God knows the number of days
on this earth that he has allotted to each one of us and those days fly by more
quickly the older we get.
Not one of us has the promise
of tomorrow, let alone four years or ten or twenty years.Every single day must be lived to glorify our
My prayer is that our
fleeting days will be renewed and quickened with strength and energy to live
out our life with joy serving Jesus Christ our Messiah.
Psalms 39:4New Living Translation
remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is.