Friday, August 14, 2009

time

There is one thing certain about time as we experience it: Time sure does fly. Another week is nearly finished, and we're well onto finishing another year. Year after year keeps going by, thankfully in increments of day after day, and in those days, hour after hour, the minutes and seconds ticking away.

I love the psalmist's prayer, Moses':
12 Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
(TNIV)
12Teach us to use wisely
all the time we have.
(CEV)
12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
(NLT)
The older we get the more we should realize this. To fail to do so is to be living in denial, something we humans are all too prone to do.

And it would seem that while we'll always be aware of how we continue to fall short of full maturity to Christ, we should be able to look back a few years and realize that God has helped us to grow through that time. And wisdom in Scripture is not just about what one knows, but how one lives.

Hopefully my remaining days will be more and more filled with what pleases God, and really ends up to the greatest good and pleasure of us all.

What would you like to add here?

2 comments:

Jennifer L. Griffith said...

Interesting post, Ted. Especially in light of mine...The Perfect Time. Seems like "time" is on our minds.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Jennifer,
Yes. Great read over there. Good to see how the Lord used you in that woman's life during this time of grief.