Day 3 – Apply Wisdom
Our lives are so busy, and our days are constantly filled with a list of things to do. It never seems to end. The demands are greater than the allocated hours. Let’s admit it – everyday feels like we are trying to steady ourselves while riding a roller coaster many times dodging curve balls from the opposing sides.
Be honest – the struggle is real for everyone including the Pope, the powerful leaders of the countries, and we the everyday citizens. When your life has sudden changes and people come into your life with their hidden personal agendas it becomes a showstopper with the scent of fear consuming your every thought.
Psalms 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” This application is done on your knees seeking God’s face in prayer.
Prayer is important. It keeps you in touch with the unexpected interruptions of life without crumbling beneath the weight of disappointment. When you kneel before God you can stand up nice and tall before anyone. Prayer interrupts the worried mind.
In the midst of the hectic schedules and demands of your days apply your heart to wisdom. Here’s a quote to reflect on – “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” Think about that for a while and see if the frivolities of life don’t bring about a reality check.
The day we die we will be naked, and empty handed as the day we enter the world. House, land, friends, status, and people’s opinions will no longer matter. So, apply your heart to obtaining wisdom. Don’t lose sleep over the things that would not make a difference when we die.
Time spent before God is never wasted. You don’t need to be right, better than someone, loved, rich, or famous – we all just need JESUS. Take fifteen minutes to read your Bible and pray before you head out into the jungle of life. Time does not heal all wounds – God does.
Someone said, “If you don’t have time to pray and read the scriptures, you are busier than GOD ever intended you to be.
If your prayers are for selfish reasons God will not answer them. Selfish prayers focus on what you want and not what is God’s will. If you are excusing sin in your life, or someone else’s, and you are not correcting them – God will not answer your prayers. Open rebellion disregards God’s Word.
Psalms 90:12: “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Example of a personalized Prayer using the scripture above: Lord, teach us how to become more conscious that our life on earth has an expiry date attached to it. Let us become wiser in the choices and decisions we make. May we never excuse sin in our life or in those we care so much about. Thank you for every birthday past and those to come. Let us honor You in all our daily activities and keep You at the center of our life. In Jesus Name, Amen.