Weekday Devotionals

All the things
Is it just me or do you start your day out with super great intentions to get ALL the things
done that day?  
Whether you are starting a fresh list or, working on a continual list of to-dos you created for
yourself, sometimes those lists have a way of defining your days.
I know for myself, that I always have all the motivation to complete my set of task, then the
day goes on and I have barely checked one off, and then comes the guilt.  
Why didn’t I do those things? Why am I a failure? Am I not good enough?
Doubt starts creeping into my mind. I start questioning my capabilities. I start to see my
value through the lens of what I can do on my own.
Pastor Pete preached this past weekend on the stages of a Christian and defining where you
land. The infant, teen, or adult. He said that a big struggle a lot of Christian’s go through is
having all access to God but not utilizing it.  
Each stage of a Christian has an array of hardships, and where you land in those stages can
also affect how you respond to daily chaos.
I’ve slowly learned, through trial and error, that a way to get ahead of my chaotic days and
lists is to begin my morning in the presence of Jesus.
I love how Psalm 143:8 completely flips everything around.  
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Instead of beginning my days with long lists and goals to prove my value, I can instead start
my day remembering that I am a child of God, held in the arms of the Almighty. Rather than
putting my hope in my ability to do “all the things,” I can put my hope in the One that holds
all things together in the palm of His hand.
What can you give to God in the morning?




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