Reduced to Schedules

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Pursuing What Is Excellent -- Reduced to Schedules

3 words hit my brain as my Worship Pastor, Scott talked about rekindling the things that once made us passionate about the things of God;
those things that had us most radical in our day to day.

Those 3 words are: reduced to schedules.

Since August I’ve lived by the scheduled dates on a calendar.
My brain only races and leaves room for the next thing on the list;
whether it be our sons’ sports practices and games, ministry work, reading and blogging deadlines, or leading a Bible Study group.

Scheduled dates written in ink.

I keep telling myself that its only for a season.
I keep reminding myself that the kids wont be home forever and I don’t want to look back in a few years and regret the time I didn’t savor.

But you know, while those things are true, I STILL have to make that stillness time with my Lord top priority.

I even wrote about it a few weeks ago in How Dare I Be So Bold!

Psalm 27-4

While the schedules are pressing and necessary for order,
so is the rekindling of my spirit and soul.

I don’t want to live a life that’s reduced to schedules.

I want to remember that margin.
To take that time out to get back to that thing that had my whole being burning and yearning for the things of God;
for His Holy presence showing up when I REALLY dig into His Word;
the Holy Spirit visiting me in my praise and worship back to Him;
the awe and wonder of Who Jesus truly is to me;
and back to those times that our children observe and desire to seek Him for themselves.

Lord, that I may dwell in Your presence!

***edited to include this wonderful resource that has helped me with those margins and getting back to the things that I’m passionate about!
I read Breaking Busy (aff) by Alli Worthington 3 months after writing this post and it has been a game changer for me!

With Sword and Coffee,

Write the Word Bible Journals

About Kela

I’m Kela! I am a Daddy’s (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I’m also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor.
I’m a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer.
My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Jerri Miller

    Oh, this is so good! I’m a big believer in schedules, but the margins are just as important as the appointments – maybe more so.

    Thanks also for emphasizing really digging in God’s word. Just reading it doesn’t enrich my soul as much as studying it verse by verse. Every time I take the time to do that, I find nuggets of gold!

  • Kela,
    Hello! I’m visiting from Grace and Truth and just wrote a similiar post about being busy. Rekindling our spirit is so important! Great reminder. We are too busy not to spend time to refuel.

  • mra

    I loved reading this last week shortly after my busy melt down subsided, because it was refreshing to know that we’re in this together and God is able to redirect our souls with His uplifting truth… even through your blogging. Yours is one voice that echoes our FAther’s in what you pen (type), and your expressions of His heart are rich and timely. They send me coming back for more. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with such authenticity and encouragement!

    I’m adding your book recommendation to my wish list now! 🙂

    And I’m thankful I subscribed to your blog! Keep it coming!

    • I’ve read your comment over and over again!! You have no idea how much that blesses me!! I’m sometimes brain paralyzed when I think of all that’s going on around me and it takes a long time to get back into motion!! haha!!