Bible Ballistics: God Has Our Days—All of Them?? Vol. 5 #04
Are you wondering about what will happen tomorrow? We all do from time to time. Sometimes we fret and stress over tomorrow, when there is only one who knows about tomorrow, and that is God. So what do we do with days of trials, or days of crises and sorrow? How do we know how to live our days to the fullest, when we are running on empty? Only with God’s help can we live life to the full every day, and the Psalmist reminds us where we can find the answers!!!
Psalm 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”
Ask the God who wants us to live each day wisely.
James 1:5, “ If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
With God’s help, we can live and value the life that He has given to each of us, no matter where we are or what circumstances may surround us. God has made each of us for His glory and our good. Again the Psalmist addresses this very thing, when he reminds us that we are God’s creation and that acknowledging Him, as such, we can really value life because we know the giver of Life. That while God is God and I am not, I can trust Him with all I have because He cares for me!!!
Psalm 100:3, “Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
Psalm 139:14-16, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
Before we were born, God knew where each of us would be today!!! Where are YOU? Guess who knows?
Verse 16 in the NASB says,
“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.”
God numbers our days before we even have them. He even tells us that our lives are more important than sparrows, and that the “very hairs of your head are all numbered”. But are we making good use of our days? Some of us may not have as many hairs to count, but if we are still breathing we are of value to God. He has a purpose for our lives and He is working on, in and through us today. You are of great value to GOD!!! God is faithfully caring for His own and we don’t have to fear those who are against God and therefore, us!!
Matthew 10:28-31, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
My focus and confidence can be in God–not the enemy of my soul, or man. When I belong to Jesus and am in the center of HIS will then I am in the safest place in the world. I don’t have to envy others—their lives or their possessions– I can be content in Jesus and walk in power and victory!
Acts 4:11-13 says of Jesus, “This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” While they didn’t like what they heard they had to acknowledge that these ‘uneducated’ men had been with JESUS!!
What about you and me? What do people notice about us?
That we are a fan of a particular sports team?
That we have an accent from a particular region of the world or country?
That we hold to a particular political persuasion?
Or do they notice that we have undeniably “been with Jesus”?
Am I willing to walk so closely with Jesus that His life is seen in me in all that I do and say? That is my prayer!! How about you? And when we are walking so closely with Jesus we can know our days are in HIS hands. Two passages sum it all up for us today:
Hebrews 13:5-6, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Conversation=lifestyle)
Psalm 118:4-6, “Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever. 5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. 6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” Even more importantly we are on the “Lord’s side”!!!
Food for thought. Have a blessed week living for Jesus and trusting the outcome to HIM!!!