Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Heart of Wisdom

I have a calendar on my desk that has this scripture on it:

So teach us to number our days that we may get us a heart of wisdom - Psalm 90: 12

As I have looked at that each day, it has me thinking. I want a heart of wisdom. I have prayed for a heart of wisdom before. So, what does this scripture teach me about getting that? That if I learn to number my days I can get a heart of wisdom. Hmm.... Numbering my days.

In the past month or so I have struggled a lot with feeling overwhelmed about most areas of my life. I constantly feel plagued by busyness. I find myself making frequent trips to town (thankfully to get to civilization for us is only 2. 5 miles... LOL), getting to bed way later than planned, and sleeping way later than I need to. I feel tired all the time and I am cranky. In the midst of all that crankiness, I hear myself pleading with God under my breath, "God, I am tired, Please help me!" So, for the 100th time I glance at my calendar and see the scripture above.

So what is it saying? Could it be that if I learn how to number my days I will receive a heart of wisdom? If I learn to embrace each day to its fullest and make time for the important instead of the urgent, if I learn to think and pray about things before making snap judgments or decisions, if I invest in the lives of others and put others needs ahead of my own, if I remember to make my own relationship with God a priority by making an appointment to spend time with Him daily, is that what God is saying to us in this passage, that will get us that heart of wisdom?

To be honest, I haven't taken the time to do a word study on this verse and really scope it out, but I do know that as I have seen this scripture each day, it has been speaking to me and making me really stop to think about numbering my days. We only get so many days in our life and I really don't want to think about how many I have already wasted on non-important things. I truly desire to see each day as precious and to seek God's heart for that day and maybe in doing so, I will end up with that heart of wisdom I have been looking for.

1 comment:

Happyhome said...

Great thoughts on our busy lives. So often the tyranny of the urgent drives our days, rather than the One who holds our hand.

Hang in there and share your thougths on the verse as you study it further.