Seize the day, but do it God's way

Let's start our days with His agenda, not ours.

By Dr. DAN ERICKSON

“Good morning God, what are you doing? Can I join you?” 

That's how I strive to start each day. It sets the course of my heart, mind and spirit. It reminds me that God is in control and I need to join with what He is doing.  

Although I didn’t do this consciously, I used to get up with this attitude: “Good morning God. Try to keep up and if I need you I will let you know.” 

I treated him like a butler. 

I was more interested in attacking my to-do list than in experiencing life out of a personal, intimate relationship with my Heavenly Father.

I came to the realization that I could not give God my day because I did not trust Him. And I could not trust Him because I did not know Him as I should. 

I realize now that when I pray this prayer, there are certain expectations God has for me:

  • He wants daily personal time with me.
  • He wants me to trust Him completely with each moment of my day.
  • He wants me to understand that nothing comes into my life that has not first come through His hands.
  • He wants me to know that every daily interruption, intrusion, difficulty or challenge is an encounter of the divine kind.

I can’t wait to see what God is up to today. 

Join me and imagine the possibilities!