Teach Us To Number…

Teach Us To Number...

So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
-Psalm 90:12

This is a truly powerful request from the servant of God…and for the servants of God today…

  • Life is temporary…on earth. No one lives forever…on earth. But we were created for eternal purposes.

 

  • We were created…and as the created we have a Creator. Because He is Creator…He is the authority on life, namely our life. The servant cries for learning from His Creator. It is a cry to be taught, and to be taught anything we must submit to the instruction given to us. There is no greater instruction than the Word of God and no greater professor of truth, wisdom, and knowledge than God Himself.

 

  • We need to number our days… if we were given a precise countdown on how many days were were to live, we would want to make them count. Pray that God would help each day that He has numbered for us, to count for good in His kingdom work. Let us submit to His work in our lives.

 

  • So that we may gain…a heart of wisdom. No one likes to submit to anything unless they know for certain that they will “gain” something in return. While I cannot and would dare not tell you “everything” that God, our Creator, has for you or me… I can tell you that He is the giver of blessings to those that trust and obey. I also know that those who trust and obey God are the most humble of servants and those that will be held in high esteem in His never-ending Kingdom.

By His Grace. Through His Gospel. For His Glory.

Planted For A Reason…

Planted For A Reason...

“But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.”
-Psalm 52:8 [ESV]

I was planted by God to…

  • Be Growing = Life cannot continue without growth. My life with God is a walk of faith, growing in the knowledge of the Giver of Life, Jesus Christ.
  • Be Producing = A good olive tree will produce good olives. This does not happen overnight for it takes years for olives to grow from an olive tree. It will take care, provision, and cultivation. God provides Himself for this provision. My response is to produce the good fruit that I was called to produce.
  • Be Rooted = To maintain life and to continue producing, I must be firmly rooted. This root is trust in God Himself and His holy steadfast love.
  • Be Healthy = The scripture states that the olive tree is green. This is the perception of health and vitality. It is a display that the tree is receiving that which it needs for health and producing the evidence of this reception. A healthy disciple is truly similar because they will display outwardly the inward “goodness of God” that He has provided by grace.

A healthy disciple is one who “increasingly reflects the character of God as God’s Character is revealed through God’s Word.” -Mark Dever

A healthy church is an orchard of healthy disciples…