“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12
As we close on our study of margin in our relationships one more idea that might be useful is to be intentional as we consider where we invest our time.
I really like what Bruce Zachary from Calvary Chapel says:
“Consider relational disciplines to enhance your relationships with spouse, family, friends, and neighbors. These might include, but not be limited to: date nights, family devotional and/or prayer, family meals, weekly time spent with friends and neighbors talking, sharing a meal, or recreation.”
Overall, Psalm 90:12 is a prayer for a perspective shift, asking God to help us grasp the brief nature of life so that we may live wisely and purposefully. It underscores the importance of seeking God’s guidance for a discerning and intentional approach to the use of time.
By deliberately planning our time with those that God has put in our lives we are valuing them as well as ensuring margin by prioritizing specific time.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
PRAY: “Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Word and thank You that You promise to give us rest when we come to You. Help me to find margin in my life, while loving You and those You have put in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen”