I had it all written out....
*The "Love Dare" book for Chrissy
*A plant for Diane
*Toiletries for my daughter
*Treats for Max
*Cookies for Church
I thought I'd run to at least 3 stores today, but as it turned out, Wal-mart had everything I needed. The plant could have been a little more livelier but Ms. Diane will nurture it with lots of love.
Anyway, I got to the car and started to cross the items off and forgot the sugar cookies. "Oh my goodness. I'm not going back in there," I said to myself. I continued on w/my plans and headed to the park to read my Bible. How incredible that whenever I read it, those little epiphanies make their appearance.
It's perfectly okay that the "to do" list isn't complete. In the past it use to FREAK me out when I didn't do everything on the list - (home & work). Now, when I actually think about it, is it part arrogance or part forgetfulness for us to think that we should? Life's metaphor... if we could accomplish "it" all, then what would we need God for?
The point being, we cannot accomplish it all and we do need him. His job is to help us along the way and w/his help, we can begin to check them off accordingly. If we did "it" by ourselves, like most humans, we'd probably take all the credit.
I don't ever want to be in such a place where I forget to depend on God and forget to thank God. He is my source and my strength and I need him in all areas of my life, even when it comes to something as simple as my "to do" list.
I love you, O Lord, my strength.