By Jenni Keller
Have you ever looked at the clock in panic because church starts in five minutes and your kids are still in their jammies? I’d like to think we’ve all done this one before. But this, my friends, is “haste.”
Rushing out the door screaming and hollering, with a bagel in one hand and a baby in the other does not lead to abundance. We cannot live in this place.
While this is a funny example, the truth is that if I don’t take responsibility for my time and my family’s time, I could miss out on His abundance.
The Bible says if we live our lives in a constant hurry, without making any plans, we will be lacking, even to the point of poverty. I’m not interested in those kinds of consequences for my family or myself.
I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10 NASB
It’s why He came and that’s why I must pursue it. To pursue it, I must honor God with my time. With my diligent planning.
I love this truth and his invitation to experience life to the fullest.
We won’t miss the abundance train if we’re late for church now and then, but we could miss it if we don’t make a decision to be faithful stewards of our time. I invite you to make this prayerful commitment with me today:
God, help me view my daily plans as an act of worship and an invitation to your abundance. Amen.
What are your thoughts on the relationship between planning and abundant living?