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Short Thought continued.....

Space for God


Ahead of this New Year I purchased a weekly planner.

I love getting a new diary.

It’s in pristine condition.

The corners are neat and crisp.

The elastic band which holds the diary together is tight.

The pages upon which the days and dates are written also

have either an encouraging quote or verse of scripture.

Apart from that the pages are clear…. empty!

There are no personal entries: no scribbled meetings dates,

appointment times, copious reminders, notes or to do lists;

there are no lines through cancelled or rescheduled plans.


There is space…. space for what?


There is space for God to show me His plans, rhythm and purposes for the year ahead.


I do not want to fill my diary with what I think I should do;

I do not want to scribble in my plans and schedule.

I do not want to be busy so that I feel I have importance or significance

or give the impression to others that I am an expert juggler

who is easily able to hold all things together and have life all sorted.

I do not want to give away days to just anything;

time is precious and I want to invest it well.


The way in which I can invest well is to give God my diary

and to ask Him to show me His plans, rhythm and purposes.

I want to give this year to God and see what He will do with it.

I want to embrace His best pathway by listening to His advice, instruction and guidance.

I want to be so close to Him that He need only whisper and I will hear

and go with Him willingly and trustingly.


‘The Lord says,

“I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
    I will advise you and watch over you.

 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule

that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

(Psalm 32:8-9 NLT)


‘I hear the Lord saying

“I will stay close to you, I will instruct and guide you along the pathway of your life.

I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as our guide.

So don’t make it difficult, don’t be stubborn

when I take you where you’ve not been before.

Don’t make me tug and pull you along – just come with Me.”’

(Psalm 32:8-9 The Passion Translation)


As you consider the year ahead, is there space for God

to show you the best pathway, plans, rhythm and purposes He has for you?

Will you give God this year and see what He will do with it?

Will you come with Him willingly and trustingly?

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