Posted by: Kris Lindsey | January 9, 2014

Day 4 – What Next, Jesus?

I pulled out of the parking lot and headed toward home, still thinking of the nice conversation I’d had with my friend at Starbucks. I chuckled. What a stunned look she had when she discovered I’d arrived there first. Me—early for an 8 a.m. date? I could probably count the times I’d ever been 10 minutes early to anything on one hand.

I slowed down as I pulled into the left turn lane. According to my Connection Challenge Aid for the day, I was to ask for Jesus’ direction in everything today.

“Okay, Jesus, what should I do when I get home?”

Set the timer for my appointment this afternoon. Yes, I needed to do that.

When I got home, I changed clothes then stood and paused in the living room. That early morning appointment had me out of my routine. What else was I supposed to do today? Oh yes, I absolutely had to go for a walk in preparation for my waterfall hike on Saturday.

“Lord, is it okay to go out for a walk now?”

I paused.

question mark

Oh yeah, I forgot to eat breakfast. And I’m supposed to take my allergy medicine now, too.

I walked to the kitchen.

Set the timer

“Wow, thanks for reminding me about that too, Jesus. I should have set it as soon as I got home.” I stepped over to the oven and did it right then.

My morning went smoothly with Jesus in charge. And I made it to my afternoon appointment fifteen minutes early—a new record. More importantly, my Connection Challenge helped me remember to talk with Jesus throughout the day, and see what a wonderful companion and director He is.

Below is tomorrow’s “Connection Challenge” exercise:

Premise: To receive God’s power and peace in my life, I need to be connected to Jesus (John 15:4-5).

Guidelines: For 21 days, my only goal will be to connect with Jesus throughout each day. I can also do any other activity if I can do it with Jesus.

Connection Aid: Day 5, Friday January 10: Listen to Christian Music

Psalm 69:30 says, “I will praise God’s name in song.” I will listen to Christian music on the radio, TV, CD’s, or on my IPOD to help me connect with Jesus today.

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Responses

  1. Charles Stanley will conclude a lot of his messages with, “Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him”. I think of this often.

    • Great way to look at it. Thanks for sharing this. And I’m thinking of and praying for you today.

  2. I can so relate to you stopping and saying “Jesus, what next”. Then he so often clearly directs or impresses you with those things which are timely or important. I love Him directing my life 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping by and posting. Yes, life goes much smoother when we stop and listen for God’s direction. Makes me wonder why I haven’t done it more often.


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