Am I the only person that lives by a calendar and a to-do list? I have a calendar on my personal computer, a calendar with a place to list my to-do's at the office, a hard back calendar that I carry with me daily, a calendar on my refrigerator and sticky notes everywhere! Whoever invented sticky notes is one RICH person...
I have to have a calendar to keep up with things such as Doctor appointments (which seem to be more than less these days), dentist appointments, hair appointments (which I don't forget) Ha! Meetings and events to attend and well, you know the list. Your lists and appointments may be different than mine but you have them all the same. We live in a fast pace society that if we don't have a calendar and some sticky notes we are in trouble! Or at least I am! I find myself getting up in the middle of the night to make a note about something in fear that I will forget it! Now that may be a problem of another kind huh?
Now here is the deal....As I check my calendar to keep up with my appointments and check off the items done on my to-do list is there an appointment I have made that day for God? Have I scheduled Him into my daily life or is He on that list of to-do's and I haven't gotten to Him yet? We live in a fast paced world that is all about schedule's yet we fail to schedule TIME for the very ONE that gave us everything.
I remember when my oldest daughter Kristy got married and the "sharing" of the holidays was about to be born! Ooh, I wasn't so sure I would like the idea of sharing my first born with a husband much less another family! But I remember to this day after praying telling Kristy that her husband came first in her life apart from God and that marriage was hard enough at times without adding the hardship of "who do I SCHDULE to spend time with this holiday! That if all she could do during a holiday event was take enough time to share a ham sandwich with her dad and me that would be okay...however, I did want my time.
But in reality of spending time with God do I say, Okay God, I have 5 minutes for you today? Do I give Him what is left of me at the end of the day? Do I treat Him, the Almighty God like He is a CHECKOFF on my calendar?
Life is short...we are not promised Tomorrow and Today is the day we are in....Make time for God!
'So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.' (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Hugs and blessings, Cindy