Fresh Hope – 7th June 2016

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12).

I remember the day that I started primary school, aged 5.

For some reason, I remember standing outside my Nan’s cake shop on the day of my 11th birthday.

I remember at 21 leaving home to live in Bournemouth for two years.

I remember at 23 getting married and then at 27 becoming the pastor of Champions Church.

I remember the feeling of being 33, knowing that it was the age that Jesus was crucified.

The big 40 came and went, and before I knew it the even bigger 50 was right on my doorstep.

This may sound strange to some, but I’ve actually loved being in my 50’s.

Today is my 55th birthday and I just can’t seem to slow this age thing down; and that’s the point, no one can.

Life flies by when you start looking back, and before you know it, you’re approaching an age that you once looked on in your youth as being old.

No one can slow the process down, but everyone of us can ‘number our days’. In other words, we should each make each day count rather than just let it pass us by.

Wisdom is knowing what season you’re in and understanding what you should be doing during that season; making sure that you’re living in it, rather than watching it happen to you from the sidelines.

It all starts when we start thanking God for the life He has given you and not taking it for granted.

No matter how hard you may try to run and hide from your age, it’s going to catch up with you sooner or later.

Face up to your age today…enjoy it…use it…and above all, number each day so that you don’t lose track of time and squander this precious commodity called life.

Young, old or middle aged?

It’s just a number.

One life.

Live it.

John 10:10…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Pastor Mark

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