A Sonburst of Revelation to Grow By: MY DAYS ARE NUMBERED!
Every person on earth is given twenty-four hours each day, with sixty minutes in every hour. God allows each one of us to choose what we want to do with those minutes and hours. Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (NIV). Because of our relationship with our heavenly Father, we can count on him to give us the wisdom to use our days wisely.
Psalm 78:39 reveals to us that our lives are “merely mortal, gone like a breath of wind that never returns.”
As we continue to reflect on this important principle, Job 14:5 reminds us, “You [God] have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.” God already knows how many days we have to live on this earth and nothing you or I do is going to change his plan. What is important is that we are open to making the most of each and every day, because as we move to the redemption phase of this Sonburst Romans 13:12 states, “The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here.” Time is short! Our days are numbered!
The Bible tells us:
So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. —Ephesians 5:15
Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. —Colossians 4:5, emphasis added
Our relationship with Christ determines where we will live in eternity. Our use of time, talent, and treasure determines the rewards and position we will have in eternity. The moment we die our perishable time, talent, and treasure of this world lose their value. If we have invested them in only things that perish, we will end up with nothing of value in heaven. If we have invested them in the things close to God’s heart, such as helping to fulfill the Great Commission and being the hands and feet of Jesus in this world, then we will have treasure stored for us in heaven.