A couple of years ago, when I went through some health issues, the Lord graciously directed me to this verse and, through lots of time in prayer and reflection, prompted me to make a series of life changes centering on balance between work/family and abiding/rest/self-care. I’m still learning – and re-learning – some of those lessons, as this verse remains in a central location over my desk.
As we journey toward becoming more intentional with how we spend our time – and specifically, how we use and unplug from technology – I’d encourage you to consider this verse, as well. In motherhood – and life – it is so true that the days are long but the years are oh so short.
As my oldest is now seven (and a half, as she reminds me) and my “baby” three (yes, and a half, sigh), I realize this often while looking back at old pictures that seem but a few months ago with a catch in my throat. None of us know how much time we have here on this earth, but we can certainly do our best daily to make the most of it. That’s my heart in writing this series.
Lord, “Teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom.” As a reminder, you’re welcome to download and save the verse graphic to use as a phone or computer screen background, or however you choose.