Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Relax and let God lead!"

“Relax and let me lead you through this day.  I have everything under control: My control. You tend to peer anxiously into the day that is before you, trying to figure out what to do, and when.  Meanwhile, the phone or doorbell rings, and you have to reshuffle your plans.  All that planning ties you up in knots and distracts you from Me.  Attentiveness to Me is not only for your quiet time, but for all your time.  As you look to Me, I show you what to do now and next.

Vast quantities of time and energy are wasted in obsessive planning.  When you let Me direct your steps, you are set free to enjoy Me, and to find what I have prepared for you in this day.”

[Psalm 32:8, Psalm 119:35, Psalm 143:8] ~ Jesus Calling Devotional for today, July 26, 2011.

I have lived long enough to know that what God has prepared for me is infinitely better than anything I could have planned myself.  Of course, I generally still fail to trust trusting Him with my day, my time, and my plans.  And even today, I have already planned it out.  In fact, I have pretty much have every minute accounted for, in order to get done all I think I need to get done.

But I want to start this day with You, Lord, and give it to you!
Thank you for leading me, for showing me what to do now and next.
And thank you for reminding me that you already own today (and every day!) and are in full control and I can trust You!

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