Birthday Reflections on Time

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“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) 

Time’s a funny thing. We who keep close track of our age, and even the number of months of a baby’s life, may lose track of the time we spend perusing Pinterest or checking our newsfeed.

It’s not hard to track how many days have passed. But ideally our tracking should serve a purpose–gaining a heart of wisdom. Spurgeon puts it this way:

“Numeration is a child’s exercise in arithmetic, but in order to number their days aright the best of men need the Lord’s teaching.”

Why gain wisdom? To know best how to spend the gift of time. To God be the glory!

4 Reasons to Re-Evaluate Your Scheduled Devotion Time

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I vividly remember one of my childhood Sunday School teachers talking to my class about our time spent with God. “When is the best time of day to do your devotions?” she asked.

After quickly raising my hand, I replied, “Whatever time works best for you.”

“No, that is not correct,” she said. “The best time is the morning. You should start your day with God.” Read more