Thy List Be Done

There is nothing more satisfying to a list-maker than a series of neat, orderly check marks. Every day, I live by “the list,” and this practice has served me well, rescuing me from missed appointments, ensuring that my children show up when and where they are expected, and reminding me of phone calls, ministry responsibilities and other commitments that I, in all likelihood, would have forgotten without my list. I keep a list for Christmas presents (I buy all year long), a packing list for family camping trips (so I won’t forget anything), and a prayer list (for specific requests related to missionaries, family, and other loved ones).  The only drawback of being a list maker is that, often, life does not organize itself neatly around my list . . .

Do you also find that your do-list, your expectations for the day, can easily become an idol?  Is it a challenge for you to pray, “Thy kingdom come, THY list be done?”  Today I will be adding my voice to the choir over at Soli Deo Gloria as we consider the importance of trusting God with the management of our time and the details of our days.  Please come over and join the conversation at Soli Deo Gloria.  Just click on this line.

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Michele Morin

Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for over 25 years, and their four children are growing up at an alarming rate. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

14 thoughts on “Thy List Be Done”

  1. I do! I do! My husband actually got so concerned when we were first together about my “living by the list” that he asked me to stop making them altogether. I did for a couple of years, and now we’ve both reintroduced lists and keep them (healthily, in light of the Lord!) together. Whew : ) Great point here!! Love it! Thanks for writing from a fellow #intentionallypursuing blogger!

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  2. Thank you for your encouraging thoughts. I am a list person, but I have to remember to be flexible with my list so it doesn’t become an idol.

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  3. Michele, this is such a heart-opening post. Thank you for sharing it on The Loft. I have to remember to trust my God and King to help me in my list-making in this busy, broken world we live in. Blessings my friend!

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