In her latest book, The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst writes, “The decisions you make determine the schedule you keep. The schedule you keep determines the life you live. And how you live determines how you spend your soul”. If you’re like me, you may have to read through that progression several times…
The decisions I make determine the schedule I keep.
I love a calendar, a schedule, and a list. I like to know what I am doing each day, keep to a schedule, and cross off tasks that I have completed. At the end of the day, when I have a finished list, I admit to feeling a bit giddy! However, a few months ago, I accepted a challenge to ask God what He wants me to accomplish each day. To those of you who are “free spirits” this may not sound like a big deal. To someone who has a color-coded calendar for her family, it’s a bit scary! Here’s the amazing thing, even though seeking God’s plans for the day may change my schedule, it also changes my heart. God is growing new passions in me, He is forming new relationships, and He is providing opportunities for me to see His Word alive and active!
The schedule I keep determines the life I live.
Over the past three months, I’ve attempted to live out God’s schedule. I have tried to put my family before my “To Do” list, God’s Word before my scheduled activities, and the needs of others before my calendar. The result? My family is healthy, God’s Word is in my heart, and God’s love is being poured out to others.
How I live determines how I spend my soul.
The book of Revelation explains that in Heaven our days will be filled with praising and worshipping our Creator. It tells nothing of keeping a schedule or marking off lists. I can’t wait to be a part of the “ultimate worship scene” described in Revelation 5:11-13! I challenge you to ask Him what He wants you to accomplish today. Put aside what you think needs to be done and ask Him. What He has in store for you may be greater than you could ever imagine!