Mar 30, 2012

Friday SHINE....

Today's Reading: 2 Samuel 18

Happy Friday, SHINE girls! Are y'all excited about the weekend?

Me too!

Two things for you today. Ready?

First, our Friday Challenge! For all of you brand-spankin'-new SHINE girls--we have a little challenge that we try to do every single Friday. It's something different every week.

So, here's what I want you to do today. Go, get your calendar--if you have one. Or if your calendar is on your smart phone, get your phone. (warning--don't get side-tracked with Facebook or checking your email while doing this) *smile*

Okay, got it? If you don't have any kind of calendar, well, I personally want to meet you so that you can tell me how in the world you remember anything. Seriously, that's impressive. If you are one of those awesomely cool non-calendar can still pray this prayer over the rest of us bound-to-our-calendar girls.

Now, with your calendar in hand, let's pray.


Dear Lord, 

I ask that you guide me through this day. Let anything that I have planned take second place to Your will for me. Let every minute be directed by you. If there is anything on my schedule that is not something that You do not want me to do, please make this very clear to me. 

Father, I ask that my focus be on You and You alone as I submit my day to you. You gave me this day. You have a purpose for me today. You have a purpose for me every day. 

Lord, let not one minute go by that is not ordained by you today. Direct and order my steps from this moment forward. 

I trust You. I believe you. I love you. 

I give my schedule to you, Lord.

Thank you for being Lord of my time. Thank you for being in every detail of my day. 

In the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

I've just started doing this girls. Submitting my calendar to Him. Like really submitting it to Him every morning.

It's made a big difference. Huge.

The first day that I did it, I noticed that my day seemed longer. I kept looking up at the clock going--wow, time seems like it is moving slower. Seriously.

Normally, I am running to keep up with the clock.

Okay, so the second thing is this: Weekday Give-away Drawing will be this afternoon! Stay tuned in later today to see who the winner is! Yay! You still have some time to enter....go here to enter!

Keep SHINE-ing girls! You are just glowing with His love!

It's such a beautiful sight!

"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."
 Proverbs 19:21

handing over my calendar,


a little Friday funny.
this is totally how i feel most days.
 exactly why I need God to guide my days! :-)


  1. Anonymous3/30/2012

    oh, the things you will notice and the people you will meet. i love living like this. i love being guided by HIS hand. seeking today to be moved by HIM alone....thanks Jill for the reminder:-)
    love~erin spinks

  2. What an awesome reminder ... my calendar gets so full sometimes, it just exhausts me to look at it! I will be incorporating this prayer into my daily prayers! Thanks!!!

  3. Giving my schedule to the Lord!
    Erin Davis

  4. Anonymous3/30/2012

    Another awesome reminder from my sweet Jilly!!

    One thing I have come to realize as I grow in my walk with God....the stress of my days have been caused by my own poor choices!

    When I put things in front of day is crazy!

    Then after God should be my husband then my children! If I am doing things, even though they may be things that glorify God, yet I am neglecting my families needs, then I feel inner turmoil!

    If I am at church every time the doors open or involved in 2-3 small groups, or Bible studies that are, obviously, feeding my spirit but not meeting the basic needs of my family like......having food for my children when it is mealtime, or having clean clothes for them to wear, or taking time to discuss their day, or making sure we have a peaceful organized home to be their sanctuary(so they want to be at home and feel at peace when they are) then I am not being the Godly wife or mother that God expects or has called me to be!

    PRIORITIES! I have to ask, are mine in line??

    I am soooooo much a calendar keeping girl< I work (it is supposed to be part time but I am always adding in hours on the work clock) and have three VERY buys involved in it all children...but at the end of the day it is my job to be the MOMMA and all that entails from God's point of view!

    So....thank your for this Jill!!

    Kim J


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