“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
The word “number” in that verse is translated “appoint” from the original Hebrew. That’s a much stronger meaning. Instead of “letting life happen” we are called to MAKE it happen.
This is my newest notebook:
In the last few days, I scheduled and attended a meeting with an old friend, and scheduled for some contractors to come over and work on the house. The work is getting done.
In fact, The Seven Feasts of Israel, what we might call “holidays” are actually appointments with God. Pretty cool, huh?
The old cliche’ “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” has a lot of truth to it.
Remember on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Captain Pickard would ask “Number One” his opinion on how something should be, and would then tell him “Make it so.”
Before Jesus left the earth he told us “Occupy until I come.” Make it so. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.”
Matthew’s gospel puts it this way: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Therefore YOU go, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” -Matt 28:18-20
God didn’t just create us and leave us here. We are supposed to Make It Happen.