Last week was a busy, but good week. So at the end of the work week on Friday afternoon, I said to my co-worker, "Made it through another week". I wasn't saying it in a way that was depressing or feeling overwhelmed, but just acknowledging that another week of life had passed.
His response kinda took me off guard, he started laughing. But then he said, "I had a conversation with my dad recently, and he said the same thing".
His father is 94.
I got it and started laughing too. When his dad spoke, I knew that he had an entirely different thought in mind from mine. He was acknowleging that he made it through another week of life itself, not so much the experiences, highs and lows that come with life.
This week's Verse for the Week comes from Psalm 90.
The Eternity of God, and Man’s Frailty
A Prayer of Moses the man of God.
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Questions that I have begun to ask myself at the end of or beginning of a new week:
-did you encourage anyone this week?
-did you communicate with loved ones or friends? or were you too busy?
-accomplish any goals this week?
-improve your character, become a better person?
-try or experience anything new?
-draw closer to God?
-draw closer to your spouse?
Sadly, sometimes the answers are no. Then, there are weeks when I have a few more yeses.
Today is Sunday and the beginning of a new week. New opportunities lie ahead. I pray that at the end of the week I will have more 'Yeses' than 'Nos'.
I pray the same for you.