Archive for March, 2008

So Teach Us to Number Our Days

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

…Came across these familiar words from Psalm 90:12 and got to wondering, “How many days have I lived to far… and how many do I have left… if I live to age 70?” Well the answer is that, as of the date of this posting, I am on day 16031, with 9536 left… that is a sobering thought. I have tended, like most folks, to treat days like I have an unlimited supply. What a foolish thing to do… my days are limited… Finite… I should make the most of every one… make it count… for of all the things that I CAN get more of… time is NOT one of them. Do you know what day you are on? I promise you if you take the time to figure it out, you will reconsider the priorities of this all-too-short journey. Have you numbered your days?

The Clock is Ticking…

The Clock is ticking…

Waiting for the Teacher… QT for Mar. 5, 2008

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Psalm 25:5 “…For You, I will wait all the day.”  I remember from my academic days, that when an instructor was late to a class, there was a loose protocol as to how long the class should wait for him to arrive and begin teaching.  If the class was led by a teaching assistant, only 5 min need they wait.  But if it was a full professor with a doctorate, then 10 min..  If he/she was a Dean of the school, then 15 min.  The theory was that the greater professor’s words were worth waiting for longer.  Thus the Psalmist says that for God one should wait the whole day for His presence and instruction.  Whenever I seek Him, I wonder am I as determined to hear from Him, that I will wait with regard to whom I am seeking?  Surely He deserves such honor… and tires of the learner who waits just a few moments and goes his way… not caring if he leaves in ignorance… and unwisely.  The One I wait for is the Founder of the School of Life… perhaps I would do well to tarry longer.