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This New Year let’s take time to number our days. “The days of our years are threescore (60) and ten (70 yrs); and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years (80 yrs)… it is soon cut off, and we fly away… So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psa. 90:10,12). There is wisdom in numbering or making each day special.
So let’s apply our hearts to wisdom: An average life is 70 years. If you live 80 years, you have added 10 years of grace. Number your days (do it): Multiply your age X 365 #____ days you have lived. Now subtract that number #______ of days from 25,550 days (70X365). You now see the #______ of days (future) you could live. Now compare the lived days and the left days. Selah! It is wise to consider the days left!
Some say, “Time flies.” Well what else can it do? Time is never still and it never remains. Note: The Bible emphasizes days, not months, or years. “Give us this day…” (Matt. 6:11). Day is found in 1,540 verses, so let’s number our days: One day is 24 hours; 1,440 minutes; and 86,400 seconds. One year is 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, and 31,536,000 seconds. Let’s number an average life of 70 years (Psa. 90:10). An average life 70 years, 25,550 days, 613,200 hours, 36,792,000 minutes, or 2,207,520,000 seconds. Think! Decisions determine directions, and directions determine destinations. What direction are you traveling at this time of your life? Do you need to make changes?
Each day is a new day never seen before. Each day seconds become minutes, hours become weeks, months become years. There could be just a step or breath between you and death. Take a deep breath and praise the Lord. You still have life (Psa. 150:6). In 2020 many took their last step (Psa. 37:23) and last breath. There is wisdom to make each day count. Tomorrow may not come (Jam. 4:13). As one song says, “Tomorrow is always a day away.” What have you done or left undone today?
Abraham died full of years (Gen. 25:8). Don’t just die full of years, but live years full of life. Each day we can either help or hurt someone. Eternal changes can be made in a moment (2 Cor. 5:17). Be wise, count the days and make the days count. Don’t regret wasted, unused yesterdays or never-to-come tomorrows. Don’t regret, but rejoice in each day (Psa. 118:24). An inheritance is what you leave to people; a legacy is what you leave in people. “Loving moments make lasting memories.” Live so you will not be ashamed of yesterday or afraid of tomorrow. One man prayed, “Lord, thank you for this new day that you have made. It is a day we have never had before.” A lady said, “Today, is the best day of my life.” A boy asked, “What about the time you were married?” She said, “That was my best day then, but today is now my best day, and tomorrow again will become my best day.” Make today and each day the best day of your life.
Realize that this New Year is also a good time to ask the Lord for a new beginning. You can’t change the past, but you can change the future. Do you need a new beginning? Today, pray and ask the Lord to give you a new beginning. The Lord can do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Also, if you are unsaved, be saved! Why? Tomorrow may be too late. Count the days and make the days count. Do it now! Start the New Year with a new beginning. Let me know of your decision by clicking here.