Deeper Day 41: TGIM (Thank Goodness It’s Monday)

As I have been walking out the busyness of life with a family of six, I have learned a lot about not being subject to my calendar.  I have learned that my calendar is subject to the timing of Holy Spirit.  As Sunday comes and I see Monday is imminent, I used to find myself feeling anxious and honestly stressed over the amount of daily obligations that we have.  I refuse to live with feelings like that, so I began to press in and ask God to renew that part of my mind.  I asked Him to help me embrace Mondays and the newness that each week brings.  He has done just that.

It’s such a relief to lay my schedule down at His feet and wake up each morning saying, “God, I give my busy schedule to You.  Show me how to walk out Your tempo for this day.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21

In their heart’s humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.  Proverbs 16:9

With these verses in mind, I have learned to surrender my day and its timing to God, and you cannot imagine the exponential peace I have found in that practice.

Prayer Moment:  I am keeping today’s devotional short because I want you to take time to pull out your calendar for the week and look at it, then place a hand on it and pray, “God, I surrender my time to You.  I ask You for pockets of rest in the busyness of each day.  Help me to remember that my worth is not determined by how busy I am.  Help me to see things that I am doing that aren’t necessary, but cause busyness in my life.  Show me any areas where I am striving to be busy to either avoid dealing with something or to feel important.  My worth is determined by You.  You say I am worth it, so I lay aside earthly striving and busyness and embrace a holy tempo.  Give me tricks and strategies and fore planning to make even the busiest of days more peaceful, and on the days that seem to never end, I ask You for an extra dose of grace to add a boost to my step and my attitude so that I can be the blessing You desire me to be.  I am Yours, and I surrender my steps to You.  Write Yourself into my week.  In Jesus name, Amen.”

I would love to hear how this devo challenges you or helps bless you and your family, so feel free to comment.  Your comment could just spread more blessing to others!