@50

9 09 2014

It is finally here… I have lived 50 years on this earth.  50 years translates into more than 18,000 days and more than 26 million seconds.  It sounds like a long time but sitting here at my computer I realize that precious time passes us quickly.  One scripture advises us to number our days.  The New International translation of Psalm 90:12 reads “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”.  I meditate on these words and its meaning.  My first thought is that our time in this life is not infinite.  It is something to be treasured and to be prudently quantified and spent.  We in fact do not have forever to achieve purpose, meaning and fulfillment.  The time between our sunrise and sunset daily and over a lifetime are increments of existence that we should consider carefully.   Each day is an opportunity to move closer to who God is calling us to be.  Honoring God…  Loving His People… Doing His will…    Gaining a “heart of wisdom” is a life journey.  We can nurture all the things that God gives to us… the ability to love, to be loving and to use the gifts of our hands for His glory.  These gifts dedicated to God and His purpose puts us on a blessed journey of a lifetime.  Reaching the milestone of 50 seems like a good time to reflect upon where I have been, counting my blessings, and evaluating where and how to live the next segment of my journey.  I have so much to be thankful for, so much to give praise God for, and so much to look forward to in the days ahead.


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