Did you know this was a leap year? Leap year has 366 days in it instead of the usual 365, which is accomplished by extending the month of February to 29 days rather than the usual 28.
What are you going to do with the extra day?
We probably won’t do anything different than we would normally do on a Monday. The student will probably still go to school; the office worker will probably still go to the office; the stay-at-home mom will probably still stay at home. I want to suggest to you that you pause for a moment today and reflect on the gift of time God has given to you; are you are investing it wisely?
Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)
Walk in wisdom redeeming the time.
God’s gift to each one of us is life. Our gift back to God is how we live it. The psalmist asks God to teach us to number our days simply because they go by so quickly! I think you would agree that life is flying by. Days turn into weeks; weeks turn into months; months turn into years; years turn into decades. Before we know it, seasons have come and gone, and we find ourselves staring into a mirror wondering, “Where did my life go?”
Paul’s letter to the Corinthians tells us that every moment matters. He reduces time down to the mundane activities of eating and drinking, and instructs us to do even those things for the glory of God. Whatever we are doing, we are to be doing it for God’s glory.
Paul told the Colossians that the only way to make time count (to redeem it) is to walk in wisdom—that is, to walk with Jesus. It is only when we are walking with Jesus that we are making the time count. When we walk in the wisdom of the Word, every moment matters!
So . . . with those thoughts in mind, will today be any different from any other day in February? Remember, when you spend an hour in life, you have one less hour to spend. It’s up to you; spend it wisely!
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!