“How we live our days is… how we live our lives.” – Annie Dillard

“It occurs to me it is not so much the aim of the devil to lure me with evil as it is to preoccupy me with the meaningless.” -Don Miller

Jesse Watson, a local pastor and friend, posted this thought today on his Facebook account: What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

It’s amazing how one small sentence can pack such a powerful punch.  It’s left me thinking all morning… how am I spending my time?  Am I getting the best return on God’s investment?  The challenge that I’m taking this week: count your hours like you are counting calories.

I’m working on a personal fitness goal so I count my calories every day.  I don’t want to be oblivious to what I’m eating – every bite matters.  I’m hoping to apply the same dedication to my days.  I don’t want to be a time waster. I want to go so far as to make a pie chart and see where those 15-18 hours go each day.  Care to join me this week?

“Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.”  Psalm 90:12, NCV

Learning to live out His story,

  • Christina

    The Donald Miller quote too! OK, speech less, ouch, convicted. Thanks Lord for the Holy Spirit convicting me RIGHT NOW.

    • Anonymous

      Love how He knows when and how to get our attention!

  • Counting hours like I count calories….that’s mighty convicting for me!

    • Anonymous

      You and me both!