“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
Psalm 90:12 NIV
The worst deceit of all is the lie that we have only this life to live. Consider frequently, the foolish things people do who are deceived by thinking they will miss it if they fail to get it here – Then refuse to be one of them. Cheating, exploiting, having to be right, having the last word… Any of the words that could begin with ‘self’ – self absorbed, – serving, – centered – selfish ambition …
Here’s part of a YouVersion devotional that will help us live our days here, with the wisdom of eternity in our mind:
“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Psalm 90:2).
Before time began, God was. There has never been a minute in which he didn’t exist, and there never will be. He exists outside of time — God is the Always.
The Everlasting One knows all of our days — he knows all of every day. He sees every event from every angle and knows every outcome.
And the Everlasting One has chosen to do something incredible. He has chosen to make us eternal with him. He has chosen to take our mortal lives — where “our days may come to seventy years, or eighty” (Psalm 90:10) and extend them into forever. He makes us eternal. And he does it all so that we can be with him. Forever.
Our destiny is to be with the infinitely good One forever. God has made it that way because he wants it that way. He wants us. What a beautiful future. What a beautiful God.
“The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.””
Psalms 91:14-16 NLT
“Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.”
Psalms 96:3 NLT
The people you meet everyday are not mortal. They will have an eternity somewhere. You and I can direct them to a joyous one which includes God.
I’ve gotten to talk with people from 3 countries so far about having an eternity with God. FUN! Look for the fun that God has for you this day
See you soon,