Living In The Moment With Jesus

I'm trying out a new to-do list this week. I printed it out from the blog of a professional organizer, in the hopes of jump-starting my week. You know how when you try something new, it always seems a little different? We'll see.

As of this moment the page is almost full. I don't think that's quite right because it's only Monday. The next two weeks are going to look exactly like this one day. I'm juggling Jubilee meetings, the Easter program, piano lessons, shipping orders, writing, making cards, exercising, eating and perhaps sleeping a little. The last one is optional.

Your to-do list probably looks just like mine. Our calling as women gives us many responsibilities with many different hats to wear. Often we're hurrying through one chore just so we can check it off and start on the next one.

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:32-34

But if I'm hurrying through Jubilee meetings, I'll miss out on the blessings the Lord has in store. I don't want to miss making treats and praying for the women who will come fill our sanctuary.

If I'm hurrying through preparation for the Easter program, I won't be focused on bringing the Good News to all the ears there to hear it. It may seem like a little thing, but God's Word won't return void. Someone might get saved after hearing our message of God's love through the crucifixion of His Son.

If I'm hurrying through piano lessons, I'll be missing a golden opportunity to share both musical theory with a young mind and a time of fellowship. Who knows how God plans to use these people in my life - and me in theirs.

If I'm hurrying through my ministry, I'll never know if I could have done more, done better, or done something different to serve God. I'd know just enough, but not receive the complete picture of what the Lord had planned for my vessel.

The day is going to be filled with many opportunities to hurry, settle, give a half-hearted effort and rush on to whatever comes next. I think I'd rather follow Scripture and seek after the things of God first. There will be plenty of time to cross things off and feel good about myself, but for the moment I'd like to live in the moment with Jesus and see what He's got planned for my day.

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