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Number Your Days

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Number Your Days


What a great weekend we just had with Lisa and Colin McInnes Smith!

For those who made it to the Marriage Tune up, you would already know how valuable and challenging that time was. There was so much content – I’m still picking through it to work out what are the priority areas to focus on in my own marriage.

As the weekend progressed, I was reminded of Ps 90:12

Teach us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom.

To me, this verse speaks about being deliberate with our time. Being deliberate with our priorities. Being deliberate with the key relationships in our life.

All too often, it’s easy to just float along from day to day and week to week. How many times have you found yourself saying, “Wow, are we really in August already?” or something like that?

Time can pass us by and we get to the end of the year and find that our lives haven’t really gone anywhere. And why should they – we haven’t been deliberate about it going somewhere. We haven’t been deliberate about investing into our marriage; or our kids; or our ministry; or even our own wellbeing.

For me, the weekend was an opportunity to invest into my own life and into our marriage. It forced me to stop and be deliberate in thinking about what I want my marriage to look like – the key relationship of my life.

But it doesn’t matter whether you’re married or single; young or old; a student or working. Ps 90 is a timely reminder that we should take a moment to think about what we want to see in the differing areas of our life.

Let me challenge you right now. Take 60 seconds – literally. Apply concentrated thought to one area of your life and what you want it to look like. It may be your marriage; your relationship with God; your career; your health. It doesn’t matter what area. Just pick one area and for the next 60 seconds, think about what you want that area to look like.

This is the beginning of numbering our days – taking stock of where we want to be in a key area of our life. You can’t start to think about how you’re going to get there if you don’t know where your “there” is.

Have a great week

Alex & Sarah