Sony’s Thoughts: Counting Down the Days

Wow. Can you believe it is already 2009? Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating the new millennium and now almost a decade has past! It reminds me of the verse which says “Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22) I realize this is taken slightly out of context but I do wonder if God is somehow shortening the days for us. Maybe the seconds are somehow going faster and what we used to think of as 60 minutes is really closer to 45. I’m sure this is not really the case but it has made me wonder at times.

As we enter the new year, it is a perfect time to draw near to the Lord and to strive to learn more of His heart. David prayed, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) As I realize how fast the past 30+ years have gone, I also understand that it will be no time at all until I am called Home. Whether it’s tomorrow or 50 years from now, I truly want every moment to count for Him. “So what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14) The older I get, the more I understand that concept.

Lord, let our lives be lived solely for You. Purge us of all selfishness and let 2009 be a year of fruit. May we ever be reminded that only what’s done for You will last.

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  1. I’m right with you here … but I had to say, I think I’m going to tell my teachers this coming semester that I’m convinced the days have been shortened. 🙂

    Seriously, I think all this hurry and the things crowding our lives do make our days pass more quickly, and it is not (in my opinion) a blessing. My struggle lately has been keeping a grip on that time and trying not to allow the most important things to be crowded out.