A Worship Planner
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”- Psalm 90:12
Despite our best efforts to slow down and find healthy balance in 2022, our schedules are already looking like a New York Times Crossword Puzzle. Personal calendars are being filled with a myriad of meetings, appointments, games, lessons, and special occasions. It seems that every time I pass through the kitchen, I find a new daily entry to an already congested calendar.
I want to harken back to one of the ways we used to manage our schedules. Does anyone remember the leatherbound Daily Planner? Before computers, smart phones, Alexa/Siri, and whatever else we find ourselves connected to nowadays, many owned a hip/chic notebook filled with slots for note taking, task lists, contact information, and calendars. It was a convenient, at our fingertips, approach for staying organized, focused, and committed to what was most important.
Our faith needs an even greater attention and care given to it. Jesus made it clear that giving our everything to God is what truly matters. In Matthew 22:37 the Savior tells us what our one thing should be, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” We do not need a notepad and pen to fill in what is important in life, what needs accomplishing each week, and who needs our love and time. Let’s be stirred in our spirits to obey God’s commands, leading us into a faith-filled life of true devotion, close relationships, and unmatched fruitfulness.
When it comes to our walk with God, it would be good to create a WORSHIP PLANNER. Psalm 146:2 declares, “I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
Let’s be sure that we are on schedule when it comes to our…
1) Personal Walk with God.
- Time reading the Bible.
- Time in Worship and Prayer.
- Time engaging spiritual disciplines.
2) Commitment to the Church Family.
- Attending Weekend Services.
- Giving to support the mission, meet needs, and reach lives.
- Helping and blessing others through volunteering.
3) Impact in each Community.
- Praying for people.
- Sharing Jesus with unsaved.
- Inviting people to church.
- Participating in outreach efforts and attending local events.
Don’t be overwhelmed by your calendar, allow what’s on it to be the very expression and extension of your worship!