Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Seize the day, but do it God's way

Let's start our days with His agenda, not ours.


By Dr. DAN ERICKSON

“Good morning God, what are you doing? Can I join you?” 

That's how I strive to start each day. It sets the course of my heart, mind and spirit. It reminds me that God is in control and I need to join with what He is doing.  

Although I didn’t do this consciously, I used to get up with this attitude: “Good morning God. Try to keep up and if I need you I will let you know.” 

I treated him like a butler. 

I was more interested in attacking my to-do list than in experiencing life out of a personal, intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father.

I came to the realization that I could not give God my day because I did not trust Him. And I could not trust Him because I did not know Him as I should. 

I realize now that when I pray this prayer, there are certain expectations God has for me:
  • He wants daily personal time with me.
  • He wants me to trust Him completely with each moment of my day.
  • He wants me to understand that nothing comes into my life that has not first come through His hands.
  • He wants me to know that every daily interruption, intrusion, difficulty or challenge is an encounter of the divine kind.

I can’t wait to see what God is up to today. 

Join me and imagine the possibilities!