June 28, 2007

A Needed Reminder

This was my email devotion from Turning Point today. It's too good to keep to myself!

Year of Confusion

Sometimes there aren't enough minutes in a day—or days in a year—for all our work. Well, then, how would you like to have a 445-day year? It happened once. The early Romans established their calendar on a lunar model, and their year had only 355 days. In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar mandated a new solar calendar, making the year 365 days long. To bring the new calendar on track, he added two extra months to that year, sticking them between November and December, and he also squeezed three extra weeks between February and March. The result was a one-time-only year of 445 days, which became known as the "Year of Confusion."
Sometimes every year seems like a year of confusion. But the secret to getting all your work done isn't adding days to the year, it's doing only what the heavenly Father has ordained for you. When Jesus ascended to heaven, there was still much work to be done, yet He said, "I have finished the work which You have given Me to do" (John 17:4).
Ask God for His agenda each day, and don't let the urgent usurp the important. Make sure to finish the work He gives you day by day.

Place all the hours of this day quite simply at His disposal, and ask Him to make and keep you ready to do just exactly what He appoints. -- Frances Havergal

Because of Jesus,

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hi Melissa. Thanks for visiting my blog and for bringing me back to this devotional. It's hard to figure it all out at times!