Count Your Days

Carpe diem – a Latin phrase meaning to “seize the day.”

Make Your Days Count
I daily drop a penny into a big glass jug as a visual reminder of two things: first, to thank God for the gift of the day and second, to seek God’s guidance for using each hour well.

Have you ever considered how the terminology for money and time are similar?

Consider the following list and take note of each italicized word. In every phrase, the words are in the context of time but can also be used when speaking of money.

This will save so much time doing…
How much time will…
We spent most of the week…
He squandered the day away at…
The illness stole years from…
That was such a waste of…
She invested her life in…
They counted the cost of…

Time is an equalizer in humanity. Whether rich or poor, we are all daily given 24 hours. Our gender, race, material wealth or lack of, has no bearing on the hours given per day.

Steward time well. It cannot be made, bought or borrowed.

manette Kay

For Further Study
Review the scripture passages below to learn more about God’s view of time and life. Are you investing unto the Lord? Are there some needed shifts in thinking to align your perception of time with God’s point of view?

Time is limitless to God.
Time is in God’s hands.
God has determined our time.
Life is a choice.
Life is like grass.
Our days are fleeting.
Life is like a mist or vapor.
The Spirit gives life.

2 Peter 3:8, Psalm 90:4
Psalm 31:15
Job 14:5
Deuteronomy 30:19
Psalm 103:15-16, Psalm 90:5-6
Psalm 144:3-4
James 4:13-15
Romans 8:1-2, Romans 8:9-11

Prayer
Father God, thank You for giving me life today. Guide my thoughts to align with Your will. Teach me to treasure each moment You give and to steward it with eternity in mind. When the day is done, I can never retrieve it or reinvest it. I will trust You, the great I Am, the God of the present to counsel me by the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank You Lord!


About Manette

I am a follower of Jesus Christ, grandmother, great-grandmother, respite foster care parent, and trauma survivor. I enjoy sipping tea, writing devotionals, prayers, short stories, and unburdening my heart to the Lord. Check the About section if you want to learn a bit more about me.


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Sharing bits of memoir in the format of devotionals, prayers and short stories.

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