Counting Days: See Your Power Do Your Work

“May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.” (Psalm 90:16-17)

We’ve already seen in our study of Psalm 90 that we find meaning in our short, difficult lives by seeking wise hearts – and by receiving his love through Jesus. God’s loves changes the story of our lives from a tragic, futile quest to a great adventure.

countingday_350Moses begs God to allow his people to see evidence of God’s greatness in their short lives, to be firsthand witnesses to the everlasting God’s enormous power. As other psalmists and Romans 1 explain, God reveals that power in what he has created. He also reveals it in the change he brings to our previously stone-cold hearts.

Finally, Moses asks that God would bring meaning to their too-brief lives by allowing their work to matter long after this life is over for them. Jesus said we have the choice to invest our lives now in work with forever rewards. All work that promotes God’s glory will matter long after we’ve laid down our hammers and shovels.

Think: Have you ever seen evidence of God’s great power in your life? What form did it take? What work are you involved in for God’s glory? How are you investing in eternal rewards?

Pray: Ask God to help you to see the evidence of his great power in your life. Thank him for his favor to you through Jesus. Ask him to establish the work you do for his glory.

Do: Read in Romans 1:18-32 about God’s wrath for those who refuse to acknowledge him, even with the the evidence of his power in creation.