I have a special post to share with you today — one written by a young lady that I have “met” through the blogging community, and consider a friend. Her blog is a precious one to read, and every word speaks of her love for our Saviour. I asked her if she would mind coming here for a visit, and she graciously agreed — much to my excitement!
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Not too long ago I heard a very convicting podcast in which Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth from Revive Our Hearts talked about our moments. How our moments, become minutes, how our minutes become hours, hours become days, days become years, and years become a whole lifetime of living. Mrs. Wolgemuth really encouraged the listeners to live IN THE MOMENT. Not in the past, not in the future, but in the moment.
I got to thinking…how am I using my moments? I tell you, it is so very easy to use my moments doing what I want to do, (and all of that is not necessarily bad), but I want to be characterized by using the moments that I have been blessed with from the Lord in blessing others.
I don’t know how much time I have left here on this earth, but I want to use it with intentionality. I want to be focused, diligent and intentional in all of my actions. I want to use those qualities at work, when I’m with my family, or whatever I’m doing.
Now, what do I think intentionality in our moments looks like? Well, it could look like a million different things, but here are a few examples.
1.) Living with intentionality in my moments could mean setting down whatever I’m doing to play with a sibling. (These sweet moments with my youngest sibling won’t last forever.)
2.) Living with intentionality in my moments could mean making sure I am giving all I have at work.
3.) Living with intentionality in my moments most definitely means receiving with a grateful heart all of the lessons, grace, mercy, and new opportunities that God has given me.
I do not want to be a fool with the time I have; because, folks, every single season of our lives ends at some point in time. Whatever season you are in, that season will come to a close until your very last season of life, and then God will take you home to be with Him if you have so chosen Him as your Lord and Savior. Seasons of singleness end, seasons of marriage end, seasons of having little siblings end; the very season you’re in right now will end. I tell you what, I want to look back on each and every season and say, “I lived with intentionality.”
Am I going to be perfect in all of these moments? No, I am not, but if I can strive to “number my days”, and apply my heart to wisdom, to truly understanding and applying the lessons I am learning in my current season, I will walk through this life with a fuller, richer heart than ever before.
So, my friends, allow me to encourage you, as I have been counseling my own heart…live your moments. Don’t just passively bear them, or watch them go by. LIVE THEM! ENJOY THEM! And trust the Lord to truly give you everything you need, because He will.
I have never done a specific “word” to focus on for the year. I’ve usually typed up Scriptures and inspirational quotes and taped them to my wall, but you know what? This year I’m having a word, and that word is “moment”. I want to cherish all of my moments, would you join me in making that choice?
I want to thank Kaitlyn for allowing me to visit her wonderful blog. She has been such a refreshing source of encouragement to me and I so enjoy reading her thoughtful, thought-provoking posts.
May God bless you all richly!
Bekah is a young lady in her twenties and her desire in life is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in all that she says and does. She loves to play piano, read, play with her siblings, and study her Bible.
Since she was a young girl she’s loved to write and God has given her a passion to write books that young children can read that are clean and honoring to our Lord. She blogs over at www.bekahsbooksblog.wordpress.com where she shares what God has been doing in her life and all sorts of writerly posts.
Thank you so much, Bekah, for allowing me the privilege of hosting you on MfM! I am so thankful that you shared this with us — it was encouraging, thought-provoking, and hopefully will cause all of us to slow down and seek out ways to be intentional with our time.
Guys, this is just a taste of the encouragement you will find at Bekah’s Books — I encourage you to click over and visit Bekah’s page, and I promise you will find yourself refreshed!
I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.