“So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”
It has officially been a week since my family and I have arrived back from Honduras, and I am still sorely missing just being there. I pray I will be able to return to Honduras soon. This verse has been on my heart since the morning my devotional group leader read it in Zacapa, Honduras, and it continues to pop up in my mind. I think the recurring prayer I have now been taught from this summer is for the Lord to teach me to number my days. Every year, when I return from Honduras, I always have two goals: (1) to share the gospel when possible and (2) to go out of my way to serve others more often. A week before I left, when I read this verse, and Matt 6:21 , I realized Moses’ prayer could not have been more adequately pleaded. Sometimes I find it hard to accomplish these goals that are truly set by the Lord, and it is because my “treasures” have been buried deep in hidden “acceptable sins” (thank you for that term, Jerry Bridges!). However, even though there will always be that struggle, it is such a comforting thought that I can ask the Lord to motivate me to glorify Him and to give me a heart of wisdom, by reminding me that my days are numbered and I have merely time from this earthly, temporary life.
I’m very joyful to say that this summer was blessed with many more lessons. I went with the goal to learn Spanish, minister to others, and be open to any other opportunities the Lord seemed fit to hand me — and He presented me with more experiences than what I had dreamed of.
I am absolutely, unfathomably thankful for the best summer I have ever experienced.
Below are photos that are dear memories, places, and people to me. :)
To God be the glory!