I just have to share my journal entry for today.
March 30. Good Morning Lord. It’s still dark out this morning and the house is quiet. Another start to a new day. What a gift. A gift waiting to be opened. A day so filled with options. What should I do? Go and get my nails done? Go shopping? Furniture shopping? Clothes Shopping? Grocery Shopping? Stay home and clean? Read? I need to read. Write? I need to write. Prepare a lesson for Godly Girls on prayer? Prepare an opening lesson for Sunday School? So many things I might do. Let me start here….with you….and maybe you can hep me decide.
I looked up from writing and on my table I see a hot pink post-it note with some scrawled notes: “Don’t hit send.” “Don’t react.” “Journal Entries.” “Phil 2:3-4.” Not having any idea what those notes meant, I decided to look up the scripture before tossing the note in the garbage.
Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
OK – so to look to the above list again. Through the eyes of selfless ambition? Wow.
The Lord spoke to me and as much as I hate to say it, I don’t think I’ll be heading to the nail salon today. However, it did prompt me to check one thing off the list. Write. Done.
I hope you’ll join me each morning in pausing before you make out your plans for the day to ask the Lord what He wants you to do. You may be surprised when he actually answers.