“Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:1-2, ESV)
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90:12-17, ESV)”
We don’t quite get the sovereignty of God. His greatness. His power. His sure plan. That he is from everlasting to everlasting.
We also don’t get the urgency with which we should live our lives. The pursuit of our savior. The proclamation of the gospel. The adventure we are free to live. The joy that is our. All as God provides.
When we get these things, we number our days. We don’t count down as if we are at a loss. No, we count up, the number of opportunities we have to share Jesus, the number of stories we get to tell of good defeating evil, the amount of giggles we have yet to release with our children or grandchildren. We calculate the hours we might encourage others, the number of chances to repent. We count the days and hours and opportunities so that we might gain a heart of wisdom as we use each day for the glory of another. And we wait with anticipation of coming into our dwelling place with him.
Live with urgency and adventure. Rely on the sovereign God.