16,102.

That is how many days old I am today.

Why did I look this up?

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

If I live to be 80, I have 13,098 days left.  A little under half what I have already breathed.

Three times in as many years, the Lord allowed me to be in near death auto encounters.  No scratches occurred, not even a dented bumper.  But it has stood as a witness.  That He is listening, that He answers prayers…and sometimes it is scary.

I praise Him that in each situation His peace flooded me in the moment.

And it convinces me that my days are numbered by Him.  Regardless.  I will not go to be with Him a second sooner than He wishes.

I’m good with that.  His timing is perfect.  I ask Him to teach my heart wisdom, love, mercy.  I keep asking Him to “establish the work of our hands.”  Before all these beseechings is the awareness that I can only pray this way because His favor rests on me through Jesus Christ.

I am a surrendered life to be spent how He wishes.

16, 103.  16,104.  16,105.

One thought on “16,102.

  1. A sheaf of grass. I think of the fleeting time I have, we all have, most of the “time.” It means the minutes are ticking toward the end of one, the beginning of the eternal. Profound.

    thank you for the reminder.

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