Thursday, January 14, 2016
Year 4-Day 14-Cancelled Plans
Year 4 - Day 14: Today, I am grateful for cancelled plans.
This life is packed full. We have calendars, Outlook, Siri and so many other tools that help us manage the manage of this life. This busy that I have allowed, created and at times use to measure my worth. Silly isn't it? The maddening madness of this over-scheduled life is soul sucking.
Have your ever experienced the sweet relief of cancelled plans? Not that the agenda item wasn't good...or even good fellowship. Still, there is something really special about time that suddenly frees up for the luxury of lounging.
This year...I want work on truly being present. Not just in attendance...but present and fully engaged. If I have to arrive late and leave early to do it all, perhaps..."I'm sorry, but I have a conflict" might have been a better answer. Real relationships take time.
The relationships that matter most, sometimes get neglected. I know. I have been guilty.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 is packed full of guidance and instruction as to how to spend our time. It reminds us that seasons change. It is a beautiful passage. Farmers and gardeners love it. Poets imitate it. Writers borrow the articulate grace of the word patterns.
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: