Read: Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
Reflect: Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses. Most of us would agree Moses was an amazing guy, an incredible leader. One who faced overwhelming odds and yet his life was a life of victory. There were many facets of Moses life that made him a great man and a powerful leader, but one of the keys to his success is found in Psalm 90. He says here to “number our days.” When we hear that most of us think of counting how long we are going to live on this planet, but there is so much more to what Moses is saying here.
Psalm 90:1 says, “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.” This is a huge key to our success in daily living and in warfare prayer. Moses is saying, “God you have always been there for us, you have always guarded us. You are our defense. You have preserved and protected us.” In verse 4 of Psalm 90 Moses says, “For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by.” He is declaring, “God you are eternal, time is of little consequence to you.” And when we lean into the Lord in prayer, eternity is set in our hearts.
Friends, to number our days is more than realizing that we are limited by time and that our days are running out so make the most of them. The word number in Hebrew is manah. It means to prepare and to appoint. This verse is telling us to prepare our days, make the most of them. Appoint them. Believe they are eternal in nature when you follow Jesus.
How do you prepare your days and appoint them? Prayer. Praying over each day, each morning is your greatest weapon in spiritual warfare. Do you think if you ask your kind and loving Father to guard your day and your family’s day that He will not appoint His presence in your circumstances? Do you think He will abandon you to hell and allow the enemy to work his plans of destruction in your journey? Of course He won’t! You and I cannot determine what will happen in our days, but God can! Praying over your day as it begins allows God to control your destiny. Instead of passively waiting to see what fate will bring, you are declaring that fate isn’t your fate, but faith is your destiny. God is your protector and Jesus is your leader. When you set your days before God you can rest assured whatever comes your way He is in it and it had to pass right through His hand. As Jonathan Cahn says, “Don’t let your days determine your life. Let your life determine your days.” When we commit our days to our Father we thwart the enemy’s plans before they can begin to unfold.
Father, today I come to appoint my day before you. I commit myself and my time this day to you and your Kingdom. I believe you have a way that is far beyond my way and that your way will bring life and destiny to me. Thank you Father for always providing and protecting me.