On Sundays, I try to prepare for the week ahead. I present my schedule to God. I ask for the Holy Spirit to guide my actions which include my attitude, my frustrations, my responsibilities, my family and my ministry time. I believe that even our “play time” is important to Him so I present that as well. Just before my brother Arnold died he shared with me that “most of what we do is not necessary!” so I try to really think things through always remembering his words of wisdom. I pray also that the Lord would give me discernment and wisdom as so often my schedule changes at any given moment. My planning does not always go according to my actual schedule or the way I would like it to go. I am reminded that God has a better plan for me so I trust that He knows best. I enter the week with confidence that it will all work out because He is in charge of my schedule and my life. What about your schedule? Are you flexible to allow God to make changes or do you fret and get angry when your plans don’t go your way? Interruptions are often ways for God to do amazing things in our lives. In high school my favorite verse that I clung to was, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Let’s not lean on to our own understanding but let’s lean on Him and our plans for next week will be just what we need.
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