Psalm 90:12 says, So, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
I was thinking about this verse again today as I believe it is a key for our walk with God.
I have studied this scripture since the beginning of the year, it intrigued me greatly. One thing I found interesting is the scriptures leading up to this verse. They talk 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 this passage of scripture is telling us, “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 means to appoint, to prepare, to set in order and to declare.
In Daniel 1:5 when the Word of God says the king appointed a daily provision for Daniel, that word appointed is the same word as manah, which is found in the verse I am referring to today. 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.
The word, prepared, in this scripture is also manah. God had spoken to a fish to swallow Jonah before it happened.
That’s how our God prepares things or appoints things, He speaks to them and they come into existence, just as we see in the beginning, in the book of Genesis.
The scripture in Psalms tells us to do the same thing. It is saying it would be wisdom to manah our days, to appoint our days – to 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 or that we are not seeing in our lives, don’t you agree?
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.
I encourage you today, begin to appoint and declare your days…call those things you need into your life, by declaring the Word of God daily. Manah your days this year and watch the hand of God do amazing things with your faith filled words.