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My devotional this week takes a look at Moses and his thoughts on eternity. He offered incredible insight into how we should live each day and decide what course to take in the things we do. I would love to hear your comments at the end! 



2MefromHim Devotional

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

Psalm 90:12

We are not guaranteed a certain length of time on this earth. It’s impossible to know what will happen when we wake up in the morning. My father’s sudden death helped me learn to not put things off, to live every minute to the fullest, and take advantage of opportunities with family and friends. Each day must be lived with a perspective toward eternity.

I don’t dwell on it. I’m too busy living. But in silent moments on sleepless nights, I wonder, if my time should come today, would I be doing what God desires.

Christians should know the answers. When Moses knew the end of his life was drawing near, he spoke to the people, recounting their history, blessing the tribes, and admonishing them to “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” (Deuteronomy 32:46-47) The wise words of Moses speak of the most important thing any of us can do, know the words of scripture, act on them, and pass them on.

I want to be remembered for being faithful. I want to know that my children, my family, my friends, are walking with the Lord and serving Him. Moses spoke of the brevity of life in Psalm 90: “Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—they are like the new grass of the morning: In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.” We are not to waste the time the Lord allows us on this earth.

Moses longed for wisdom to live each day as God desires, acting wisely in everything. He wanted to recognize the signs of God’s unfailing love, and the joy of the Lord that makes suffering insignificant. He prayed for his children know the splendor of God’s majesty and power, and for the work of his hands to please God and count for the Kingdom.

It is necessary moment by moment, and day by day to seek God’s wisdom and will so our days count for something eternal. My prayer is to live with God’s perspective.

© Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, May 22, 2015

About the author: 

Norma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, set in Scotland and New Mexico released in April 2014. She has led weekly women’s Bible studies for 19 years. Her devotionals, poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, FaithWriters, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. She is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 38 years. They have two adult children.

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One Comment

  1. An important reminder, Norma. As we get caught up in the business of each day, it’s easy to forget this is all temporary. We’re living for eternity!

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