Number Our Days ► Wisdom
Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Call to Worship
Good morning! My name is Heather Curtis, and I’m serving as your Worship Host today. On behalf of Dayspring Christian Fellowship, welcome to our service! Whether you’re joining us live or watching the replay, we’re glad that you’re here, and that you have taken the time out today to be in worship of our Lord.
In the spring of 2018, I joined a discipleship program through an organization called the C.S. Lewis Institute. During this year-long program, one of our tasks each month was to memorize a Bible verse that tied into that month’s theme.
One of our very first verses to memorize was Psalm 90, verse 12. It reads: Teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a lot of numbering of days going on lately. Day 7 of the stay at home order. Day 13 of social distancing. Day 18 of no school. But is our day numbering helping to make us wise?
We’ve been told to social distance, to stay home and self-quarantine. Only a few days in, and it already feels like a lifetime. But God tells us that our time is precious, and we need to be careful how we spend it.
It’s easy to get complacent, to fall into a routine that feels more like a vacation than real life. On the one hand, we are at our leisure to spend time with family, to binge watch our favorite TV shows, to spend the day baking or gardening. On the other, we still have work to do, but are adapting to doing it in new ways. Some have shifted to working remotely, while others may have been placed on teams and are adopting an entirely new schedule. No matter what, we find ourselves tuning in for daily updates about the state of things. Between television, the radio, and social media, the news is almost inescapable. It’s easy to let it consume our day.
But what does God want for our days? He wants us to number our days, not so that we can live in fear or panic, but so that we can respond with a heart of wisdom.
How often do we let our eyes fall on the Word of God? We certainly let our eyes fall on a lot of other things. But how long each day do we spend with God?
I can tell you that as His beloved creation, He thinks about us constantly. He has and will continue to provide everything we need, even in times of turmoil or distress. Can’t we offer up even 5, 10, 20 minutes a day to spend with Him, meditating on His word?
The routines and habits we set for ourselves during this time are going to make a profound impact on how much anxiety or how much peace we feel. If we expose ourselves only to sources that want to feed our stress, then we shouldn’t be surprised when we feel stressed. But there is an alternative, and that is the Word of God. It can bring comfort and peace, so make sure you are intentional about guarding your time, and digging into the Word each day.
Teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom.