Psalm 90:9-12 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Did you ever think that you do not have enough life to be wasting what you have? Life is short. It is a story that is told, a short story at that! He says that He pretty well set the limits at 70 and if you are really strong 80. There are people that live longer than that but it is still the average for people living in the USA.
Life expectancy for U.S. residents increased to a record 77.6 years and mortality rates for most leading causes of death declined in 2003, according to the preliminary annual mortality report released Monday by… CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, the AP/Las Vegas Sun reports (Schmid, AP/Las Vegas Sun, 2/28).
Regardless of how long you live it will seem short before it is over! What are you doing with your life? Most of us want to accomplish something worthwhile with our lives. We want to make a difference and we keep thinking that we will start soon.
The years fly by. We will have lived, but accomplished little more than take up space, use things, and live little more than an animal like life. We will get us a nest, make it comfortable, pack away the nuts in our den, have some babies, and die.
What will our life have counted for when it is over? The psalmist said that we should learn to count our days and apply our hearts to wisdom.
I know that you want to live a life that counts. To do that you must count life!
Have you repented of your sin and placed your faith and trust in Jesus Christ? If you have not you will waste this life and the one to follow!
Have you sought His will and direction for your life? Only what you do for Him will last.
Do you seek to use your talents, abilities, gifts, time, money for eternal causes?
There is a world that is lost and dying without the knowledge of the truth. While we pile up the toys and the retirement they exist and die without Christ to spend eternity in Hell. How I wish that we could lift our eyes to the fields that are white unto harvest.
We are so busy living that we don’t live. We are so busy with ourselves that we never think of others.
Count your days and make your life count by getting with the one who created and saved you. Find His will and do it!