Ordering Your Day

Written by Caroline Speas

As the New Year was approaching, I began to see SO many different kinds of planners/calendars/agendas advertised on the internet. Who knew there were so many different varieties of planners? There are some with built-in budgets, daily to-do lists (my favorite feature of a planner), even a chart to keep track of how much water you drank that day and what you will eat for each meal (I like that feature too!). I’ll have to admit, I love using planners and writing to-do lists, so I did find myself looking at all these planners thinking, “Oh, THAT would be nice!” “OH! I like that!” And I have recently heard the advice that if you want to make a change for the New Year, you need to have a plan.
Planners definitely help with that. And I find my days go a lot more smoothly if I can have goals and plans for the day.

But I’ll never forget the best advice I’ve ever heard someone say about planning your day. David Duncan was speaking at the ladies’ retreat several years ago, and he said this, “Invite the Lord to order your day.” I really don’t think I had thought of that. Sure, plenty of times I had asked Him to HELP me through my day. To help me accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish. I asked Him for strength. I asked for wisdom. I asked Him to help me please Him and honor Him throughout the day. But I don’t think I had ever asked the Lord to order my day – to tell ME what I needed to do. It sounds simple, but it makes a HUGE difference in your day to have Him put the day in order. I encourage you to begin that this week, and try to continue it throughout the rest of the year. Ask the Lord to order your day, and respond to His
leading with obedience. He really is the best Planner there is.

Psalm 25:9 - He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way.

Psalm 25:4-5 - Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.