THRIVE: What’s on your calendar? Who gets to choose?


Ever looked at your calendar and wonder how your day got so filled up? Do you give your calendar up to God to manage or do you just pretend your calendar is like Tetris and look to fill it up and knock out the lines? Do you allow time to be led and directed by the Holy Spirit or are you too busy for that? Do you allow God to own your calendar and to add and remove things so that the right things are on it?

What brings this to mind is that my wife wrote out the calendar for today so my daughter and friends and grandparents would know about everything that is scheduled for today. After she put it out the girls then went and started to add to it. When I looked at it this morning I noticed a bunch of new things that weren’t part of the original plans. Some were gap fillers and others included extra details and yet others were things they chose to make up.

So how about you? What’s on your calendar today? Who gets to choose? How will it help or hinder your ability to thrive for the glory of God?


‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” ‘

Acts 1:8

Today’s post from Be The Dads is Just For Dads: Be A Positive Christian Role Model – Day 4


So will you use your calendar to thrive and glorify God? Will you control your calendar or let it control you? Will you be rigid about your calendar or will you allow God to inject and adjust your calendar? Will you just go with the flow or will you live out your life with purpose, on purpose, and for a purpose? Will you invite Jesus into your life to help you navigate it? Will you invite Jesus into your heart to help you understand and be transformed?

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Let’s Pray!

Prayer Of Salvation
"Oh Father God, I believe with all of my heart that Jesus died on the cross for my sake and has risen from the dead. Lord, I receive Your Word and I repent of my sins. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus' name. Amen."