O Father, You have always been my God. Even before I knew who You were, I saw the beauty of Your creation. You put the mountains in place, You created the seas and all that is in them. Yet even before there was earth and sky, You were there. You are “from everlasting to everlasting”.
You tell me “a thousand years is like a day in Your sight”. Your sense of time is far different from mine. I cannot even imagine it.
So I ask You, who knows time and all things, to teach me to live each day to the fullest. Teach me how to measure out my energy for what is important.
Do not let me fall victim to the “tyranny of the urgent.” Help me put thought into setting my priorities for spending my time and my energy. Many things of value are not urgent, but are significant. If I only deal with the urgent, the important things slip by.
I desire to live intentionally; not let my life pass by without doing all I can to honor and glorify You. But already, days slip by, weeks, seasons and even years; and I wonder where the time went. Father, do not let one more day pass that I do not consider what You want me to accomplish. And show me how to make time for it.
Give me a revelation, a vision for the next part of my life. Show me how to get from here to there in steps I can see. Help me to know when something interrupts, whether it is a distraction or a divine opportunity.
I lay my life before You Lord. Guide me. Show me. Thank You for the years I’ve already lived. And let me live each new one for You. Amen