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I’m looking at my current ‘to do’ list on my desk. It’s one of thousands I’ve created over my lifetime. There are fourteen items all in a vertical row and but only four left to tick off–hopefully by the end of the week. That’s the plan anyway.
The holidays are approaching and I want my mind and my desk cleared of chores before they arrive.
I LOVE crossing off the items as I complete them. Sometimes I even add one that I’ve finished but forgot to include–just so I can feel good when my pen slides across the words! This is going a bit far, I admit, but I just can’t help myself.
One ‘to do’ list I will never abandon is the one in my mind and on my heart that reminds me to ‘start the day’ with Scripture, a devotional, prayer for family and friends, and a few good quotes to get me going.
Here are three that might inspire you as they have inspired me.
“God is more intimate to me than I am to myself.” Augustine
“Between God and the soul there is no distance.” Meister Eckhart
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” Carl Jung
And finally one of my favorite Bible verses that is the foundation of all my lists. Unless I start the day by trusting the Lord, nothing else matters.
“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord…They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the life giving water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves always stay green, and they go right on producing delicious fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7
Tell us about your ‘to do’ lists or how you keep track of your life. We can learn from each other!