Wellspring

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23

My Days Are Numbered

Psalm 90:12-14

12 Teach us to number our days,
    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

13 Relent, Lord! How long will it be?
    Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
    that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

 

This Monday morning I was reading the weekend devotional, because I’m a procrastinator, and it really spoke to me.  Do you ever read something and think, “Thank you God. I needed that.”?  Or maybe you hear a song that captures what’s in your heart.  I just love it when that happens.

So the devotional is about being disciplined.  Oh how I struggle with discipline.  This devotional tied it in with a divided heart.  When I think of a divided heart, I guess I think about something that seems clear-cut, like drugs, alcohol or pornography.  Those things can definitely divide a heart.  The devotional focused on things much more subtle.  Things like TV, online distractions such as email, Facebook or, please forgive me, but even Pinterest.    (Isn’t Pinterest the exception to the rule?)

All of these things are seemingly innocent, but boy can they suck the time right out of a day.  They can steal precious moments that were meant to be spent with the Lord.  These things may be taking the time that God meant to be spent working for him.

I don’t believe that God wants us to be all work and no play, but I do believe he has tasks for us to accomplish.  As Jeremiah 29:11 states, he has plans for us, to give us hope and a future.  That future can’t possibly be realized if we are stuck hours in front of the TV or computer screen.  Maybe it’s something different for you. We can’t possibly know what it is that He has for us if we miss spending time in the Word and in prayer.

This was my take away from the lesson, we need to do what God has called us to do because we only have so many days granted to us.  We don’t know, but God does.   I don’t want to meet my maker and say, “I’m so sorry God, I meant to _______, but the season finally of Sleepy Hollow was on.  I just had to know how it was going to end! It was so exciting!”  I’m pretty sure that God’s plans for my life and yours are more exciting than anything we can imagine.

So, what is your guilty pleasure?  What do you plan to do about it?

Blessings & Hugs,

Elizabeth 🙂

 

 

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