To-Do Lists

September 16   2020    To-Do Lists

That’s the trend. Make a to-do-list for everything you plan to do today; except my lists seem to include everything I hope to finish in the next week. Thus, I am forever disappointed at the end of the day.

What does your daily to-do -list look like? I started to revise mine a bit when I learned to make my list down the left side of the page and God’s to-do-list down the right. As you see below.

My List                                                                                                   God’s List

Clean house                                                                                      Clean mind

Write a chapter for new book                                                      Read a chapter in Bible

Garden a bit                                                                                     Weed out that bad habit

Grocery shopping                                                                            Buy items for food bank

Bake for freezer                                                                               Bake and share with shut-in                                                                  

Both lists are valuable but God’s seem more important when I see it on the page. 

I searched for lists in scripture but all I came up with were verses like this.

Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to LIST-en to My word. (John 8:43) 

Then I tried a more recent Bible version and only found one.

This is the list of the twelve he sent: Simon (they called him Peter, or “Rock”), Andrew, his brother, James, Zebedee’s son, John, his brother, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, the tax man, James, son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon, the Canaanite, Judas Iscariot (who later turned on him). (Matthew 10:4, MSG)

Perhaps God is not a fan of lists. Perhaps we shouldn’t be either, simply because our to-do often gets in the in the way of our to-be. What does your list look like?

Prayer-God we want to pay attention to your goals for us. As noble as ours may be, yours are always better. Amen.

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