Scripture for Today: James 4:13-14a “Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a city and spend a year there and carry on our business and make money. Yet you do not know the least thing about what may happen tomorrow…”
I use this daily planner everyday and coordinate it with that of my husband. Life can become so busy that if something does not get noted here in my agenda, chances are it will be forgotten! But no matter how organized I try to be, there are times when the eraser has to comes out. Dates, times and places are changed. Things get moved around to make way for that last minute addition. If I did not use the pencil, these pages would be a mess of scribbles.
The verse for today talks about planning our days. It is important to have the day mapped out ahead of time. It is only good stewardship to make the most of our days. But there is a warning here that the future is uncertain. There will always be those unforeseen events and even emergencies where the day’s planning goes out the window!
There is Someone who oversees my agenda and has the last word. He does not use a pencil. He uses a pen. He does not even need an eraser as He knows the end from the beginning. The pages are not scribbled. There is a master plan that makes sense to Him.
I do not know what tomorrow will bring. I think that I do. But as His child, I have given the Lord the use of that pen. His plans are never frustrated. He is the Author of my day’s agenda.
October 22, 2012 at 12:57 am
I am going to share this with my kids, My youngest is just realizing that there is a difference between the pencil and the pen !
October 22, 2012 at 7:13 am
Well said my plan is always plan B Gods is plan A. 🙂
October 23, 2012 at 7:36 am
Or plan C. Usually I can see why plan A is best!!
October 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm
Brings back sweet memories of Grandma Rachel. She would always add “Lord willing” to any agenda and it would make me giggle. Now I totally understand — do you supposed I have “grown up?” Thanks for the wonderful reminder that He plans — .xxxooo