"Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom." (Psalm 90:12)
The verse literally says to let our days be counted. It means that
every day is a gift and every day matters. The instruction is to make
sure that we don't waste even one of these precious days that God has
provided. I suppose that is wisdom--to make each day count.
Several years ago I taped the Prayer for Serenity into the front cover
of my preaching Bible. I often read it before I step up to teach the
Word. It reminds me of God's activity and my need to simply submit to
what He is already doing. I'll share it with the hope that it might
help you number your day.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.