Mar 27, 2012


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


  1. Love this post Cindy! We all need to keep God first in our lives ;)

  2. Hi lovely lady.
    I love coming over and read your sweet stories about your family. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Spring Tablescape so sweet of you. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  3. I must lead quite a boring, uneventful life, 'cause I don't write too many things down....of course my daughter is my "reminder"!!! ;-) Love the analogy....and no matter how much time I pencil in for's still not enough!!!

  4. Wow, what an awesome post! Makes me wish I didn't take that blogging break. I missed reading your posts.

    I live by my to-do-list and can't function without it. Thanks for reminding me that spending time with the Lord should always take priority!

  5. Oh my! I too live by a calendar and not sticky notes but full size paper! LOL So good to know I am not alone. But...your post struck that cord in my heart about spending the time I should with my Savior. Thanks for allowing the Holy Spirit to use you. If for no one else but me today! Nita B

  6. I am married to Calendar I do believe! We have to have some kind of organization to help us with our busy lives but if we don't stop and remember that God is first and take time for Him then He could very well remove some of that busyness. Thanks for the reminder that GOD is first! Connie Royals

  7. Beautiful post, Cindy! I think it was meant for me. Thank you!

  8. I happen to be the queen of post it notes...the only problem I find is I can't always remember where I've put them. Great post, my prayer is that God will give me that hunger for Him so that he won't be just be a check off on my way too busy list

  9. Hi Cindy
    My verse today was
    Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is'stayed on thee ; because he trusteth in thee.
    Isaiah 26 Not only in my morning prayer time but all day long.
    PS I confess, I don't have a calender or sticky notes!

  10. Cindy I appreciate your thoughtful post here about calendaring and making sure we pencil in time for God. I have not yet read my scriptures nor said my prayers this morning. Your reminder has brought me up short which I needed. I too feel that we must put Him first in our life and not get distracted by 'Life'. Thankyou for this beautiful post. Its just what I needed to hear this very morning.

    Big Hugs,


  11. I live with a calendar, too. Now I have my calendar on my phone and in my daily 'to do' list I have 'Daily Devotions' up at the top. Just a reminder of the importance of time with God in my life! Thank you for sharing this.


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy