Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teach Us to Number Our Days

"Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about it's own things.  Sufficient for the day is it's own trouble."  ~Matthew 6:34

This morning I woke up, stretched, and did what hundreds of thousands of other Americans also did this morning...

Checked the IRS website for my tax refund.

With sleepy eyes and arthritic fingers I clumsily Googled search terms like:

  • Where's my 2013 refund?
  • What day does IRS direct deposit refunds?
  • What time of day does IRS direct deposit refunds?
  • Why do I not have my 2013 direct deposited refund yet?
Let me stop right here and acknowledge my mother who is thinking, "Sarah, you just need to be patient.  God will work it out and everything happens for a reason.  It will come when it's supposed to come."

But I've got things that need taken care of!  Oh, and by the way, I need them taken care of now.

"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven." ~Ecclesiastes 3:1  (There's another shout-out to Mom...Beatles' #1 fan!)

Isn't that the way we all think at times?  How quickly we forget that no matter how much money we have in the bank---or supposedly on it's way to the bank---God is still, and always will be, our provider.

Instead of counting the days, I need to make the days count.

It's not just the anticipation of tax refunds that cause me to pace the floor and foam at the mouth.  I am an equal-opportunity worrier.  In addition to my lack of patience in this area, let me point out some other things that I don't like waiting on:

  • My husband's job applications to be reviewed and employers to call
  • The final days of a pregnancy that seems will never end
  • The beginning of a pregnancy that seems will never come
  • My kids to go to bed so I can do something alone
Did I just write that last one?  Yep...I'm nothing if not real.

Wow! What time is being wasted!
So much interaction that's not really happening.
So many distracted responses that have no meaning.
So little engaging.
So much missed.

"So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."  ~Psalm 90:12

This article was published in Issue #103 of The Christian Home Magazine.

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Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
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Thoughtful Thursday @ Found the Marbles
Essential Friday @ Essential Things Devotions 
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Modest Monday @ The Modest Mom
Teach Me Tuesday @ Growing Home
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(Titus 2)s Days @ Time Warp Wife
Tending the Home Tuesday
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Wisdom Wednesdays @Simply Helping Him
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  1. So true! I worry too much too. Also a little time to yourself is not such a bad thing to crave. I am part introvert and every once in a while I just need some time to think and be alone! :P

  2. Yes, These are good things to remember each day! Thank you for being real!

  3. So true. I am also an equal opportunity worrier. But God is teaching me how to let go and depend on Him rather than my own understanding.

    Thank you so much for this reminder. Stopping by from Desire to Inspire!

  4. Oh, my. I have been here. I wonder somedays when the worrying will end. When the kids are grown? Fun retrospect on life. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  5. Happy weekend wishes to you and Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop, your participation is what makes it so much fun. Come back to Katherines Corner,I posted the new giveaway today! xo

  6. I've been in the same boat ... all.too.often. Lovely post ~ thanks for sharing your heart.

  7. Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing this reminder to not worry.

    I'm visiting from the 'Winsome Wednesday' blog hop.

    God Bless!

  8. Thank you for the great reminder to make our days count! I enjoyed your honesty...it is quite like mine...if I'm to be quite honest! :)

  9. I am visiting from http://theunraveledmom.com I found your blog from Courtship Connection - I love it! I especially love your admittance to being impatient for the kids to go to bed so you can do something alone. I am completely with you!

  10. Ah, so true! Wise counsel, sister, thanks for sharing it and linking up this week.


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