There’s an old cliche that we hear often enough – “Time flies”.

I remember my daughter make this comment one time.
I thought, “she’s only in elementary and she’s homeschooled! How busy can she be?”

I remember when I was in elementary, time seemed slow. We had to think of games to play – from patintero to tumbang preso. But even then, it still seemed slow.

When I started working and having kids, that’s when time seemed to zoom right past me. But my kids? I am not sure why they’d feel that.

I realized that gadgets may have something to do with it. We all say we are busy but when we survey our time, the minutes or even hours per day that we spend on social media do add up.

I like what John Piper said, “One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”

Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” 

How do we number our days aright? Here are a few random thoughts.
This list surely is not exhaustive.

1. Know the priorities you have in life – God, family, work, ministry.

2. Understand that you only have 24 hours in a day.

3. Line up the to do list and write them down.

4. Start listing down a not-to-do list. Often times we get stuck doing things that are unnecessary.

5. Seek God about each day. While you may have everything planned out, He may send “interruptions” that might just be a blessing in disguise.

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Heavenly Father,

Lord, you love righteousness and justice.
Thank you that You fill the earth with Your unfailing love.

Lord, You foil the plans of nations and You thwart the purposes of people.
But Your plans, O Lord, stand firm forever and the purposes of your heart through all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…
We wait in hope for you, O Lord.
 You are our help and our shield.
In You, our hearts rejoice for we trust in your holy name.
May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

Father, we commit to you our beloved nation, the Philippines.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
We give you all honor, all praise, 
all worship for You alone deserve it.

IN JESUS’ NAME!!! AMEN!

(From Psalm 33:5, 10-11, 20-22)