Counting

17 06 2011

“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12

I let too much time slip through my fingers. I stay busy and productive, but too often I don’t embrace the gift of the moment as closely as I should. I am too busy looking ahead or examining what is behind and I miss the gifts of the present.

One remedy is to learn to count. Moses asks God to teach us how to number our days. Learning to count is the path to wisdom. Here are ten things to count today that will draw you closer to the heart of God.

1. Count your blessings.
2. Count the number of times you pray.
3. Count His answers.
4. Count the time you spend listening to His voice.
5. Count the amount of grace He bestows.
6. Count your friends and be thankful.
7. Count the ways you see His hand on your day.
8. Count the opportunities you have to serve, smile, and show someone Jesus
9. Count your heartbeats for one minute and be grateful for life, breath, and beauty.
10. Count the ways He is transforming you to look like Jesus.

My Jesus Resolution today is to count – count all the ways that He is touching my day, all the times that I see His fingerprints, all the moments in which the reality of His presence fills my soul, and all the opportunities He puts before me to be like Him. Learning to count in these ways will help me be wise. I will see differently. I will better understand the rhythm of His heart. It will help me walk closer, bow deeper, and surrender more quickly. Ready to count with me?


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20 06 2011
Linda Castleman

I like your thoughts on counting. Have a great day!

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