At the beginning of the year, one of our partners sent me a teaching from a devotional that captured my attention.

This devotion talked about the verse in Psalm 90:12.

So, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

I have studied this scripture several times, it intrigued me greatly.  One thing I found interesting is the scriptures leading up to this verse.  It talked about how quickly life goes, and how it ends with a sigh.  It talks about sorrow and labor, but then it says…SO…teach us to number our days that we may gain wisdom. To me that says, teach me a different way so my life is not filled with sorrow and labor but with wisdom from God.

The word, number, in this verse does not speak only to counting days, it has a much deeper meaning as well.

It also means to appoint, to prepare, to set in order and to declare.

In Daniel 1:5, the Word of God says the king appointed a daily provision for Daniel. Appointed is the same word as number. Isn’t that interesting?  It is the word manah.  The king was saying, “I have manah-ed a daily provision.”

In Jonah 1:17, the Bible says, Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah.

Prepared in this scripture is also manah.  God had spoken to a fish to swallow Jonah before it happened. He had already prepared the way for victory and deliverance.

That’s how our God prepares things or appoints things for us today. He speaks them into existence. Just as He did in the beginning, in the book of Genesis.

The scripture in Psalms tells us to do the same thing. To me, it is saying it would be wisdom to manah our days, to appoint our days – the DECLARE our days ahead of time. Mark 11:24 says, Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Romans 4:17 says, The God who gives life to the dead and calls into being what does not yet exist.

If we want to walk like Jesus walked, then we must also do things the way God does them. We must call things into being that do not yet exist. We must declare those things that we are not seeing in our lives at the present moment. Don’t you agree?

This insight is where our Appoint My Days that you now read each morning came from. We decided to find a way to help you appoint your days – declare your days ahead of time. It’s time to number our days.  It’s time to appoint our days.  It’s time to declare God’s plan and purpose over our days before they happen.

It doesn’t take long, just a few minutes each morning to declare God’s plan and purpose over your life and the life of your family or loved ones.  Our words carry great power.  The Word of God says LIFE and DEATH are found in one place, in the power of our words.  Let’s use those words for good only from this day forth.

I encourage you today, begin to appoint and declare your days. Call those things you need in your life, into your life, by declaring the Word of God daily.  Most times, if we want to see change, we must make change.  Do it today.


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