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What’s in a Number?

Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps. 90:12 (Mess.)

A few years ago, our daughter gave my husband a very large jar of marbles. The idea was to pull a marble a day and really think about how to use that day and to be aware that time was slipping away. In other words, live with intention (don’t waste it).


I don’t believe God was thinking about numbers, I believe He was concerned about wasting time. Some of us are SO busy, while others of us are sitting around waiting for something to happen. Most of you know I am a “To Do” list kind of girl. I have passed this on to my daughter and granddaughter. What a legacy! Oh, the thrill of checking off an item (I know, I need a life!).


Here are some of the boring clichés about time:


Once it’s gone it’s gone.

We all have 24 hours, how you spend it is up to you.

You may delay, but time will not.

Lost time is never found again.


I could go on, but I think you get the picture. We all have the same amount of time. How we use it is up to us.


As you age, you begin to realize just how precious time is. Jesus used His three years so wisely (yes, I know He was Jesus). He did what His Father told Him to do. I believe that is the answer for all of us! Life is so complicated if we let it be. God gave us His Son to save Us, His Word to live by, and His Holy Spirit to guide and protect us.


My Father blessed you and me with time (remember He was fair with all of us). Let Him be your keeper of time before you have no time.

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