Finding Significance in 2016

How can I make the most of 2016? This is a question many of us ask ourselves. One place we are given help on this subject is Psalm 90.

      

See the Significance of Each Day. The psalm begins with a reflection on how short life really is. The initial reflection can be summed up as, “The most my life will add up to will be 70 years, maybe 80, but then I am swept away like dried leaves and brought before my Creator to answer for my life.” So far we are not given much hope. It is a gloomy reflection on life, one most would rather ignore, but it is an honest reflection on life. If we give much thought at all to our lives, many of us will feel this very same thing. We feel like life continues to move along, even speeding up as we get older, and we are just trying to make it count for so
mething. But we are not left to despair in our lives. The psalmist says, “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” What an insightful prayer! When many in our culture would rather ignore the truth of life as presented in this psalm, Scripture tells us to accept and embrace it. Admitting that my life is limited allows me to see every day as significant.

Make Each Day Significant. It is one thing to say each day is significant, but it is another to live as if each day truly counts. The psalmist’s prayer to be satisfied by the steadfast love of God shows us where to start. True significance does not begin inside us, but with the sustaining love of God. Make each day significant by seeing the work of God in your life and the lives of your children. Teach your children to look for the “glorious power” of God in their lives. Encourage them to see the significance in each day and make each day significant.

-Drew Phillips
Covenant Classical Schools and Daycare
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