Who’s in charge of your agenda?

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23And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23

You are of course.

My kids have had “agendas” provided them since elementary school. Its the school’s way of providing them with the skills to be in charge of their lives. We all have responsibilities. When the teacher provides information about what is coming up and what the student is responsibility for, it goes into the agenda. For my Grade 5 student I get to sign off daily. For my high-schoolers, its all up to them. (Well I keep asking too.)

The Christ-centered life is one in which we are choosing to daily take our Agenda and put it in front of Jesus. Because of His grace towards us we take his description of life with Him seriously. He says, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

So we say, “Here’s my life today Lord. Here’s what I have to do today. Thank you for it. You have given it to me. I pray that you would be honoured in it. I pray that you would help me with it. I pray that you would be with me in it. I’m only going to go into it with you. Not my will, but your will be done. Show me where you are working and I will join you there in the mission of loving people and sharing your Gospel word and life. Lord this day, may it be about you.”

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