Numbering Our Days: Time You have Left in Jelly Beans

I stumbled on this video a few days ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

Nobody wants to think about the fact that our days are numbered. However, I think there is something motivating when we don’t ignore the fact that our days here on earth are numbered. In fact, the Bible tells us in Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Number our days.

Videos like this really help me to keep perspective. Yes, having little ones comes with long days and long nights but when I realize how few of those days I actually have, it motivates me to embrace them.

Number our days. 

There were so few beans left. I don’t want to waste that time on worry, greed, materialism, jealousy, complaining or discontentment. What a waste.

Number our days. 

If we lived with the perspective that our days are numbered, I think we would love others more deeply and openly. Especially with those closest to us.

Number our days.

Most importantly, when I see that my days are numbered, it makes me want to live for what really matters. Eternal things. It makes me want to store up treasures in heaven and live for a different kingdom than my own here on earth. The kingdom of God. It makes me want to motivate others to do the same.


Lord, help me and anyone else reading this to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom on what to do with the few we have left.


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