This week’s article is written by Jan VanMeter, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
Dan Millman said: “I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything ... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.”
I make lists of projects, not in a general “write them down list,” but an “in my mind list,” because when I think of all the jobs I want to finish I begin to squirm; I get completely overwhelmed. If I finish one, then another and so on, I get to enjoy each and know that in time a project that is there to be done will eventually be a finished one.
Time allowance is where I shelve each idea. Something that can be done in an hour is on the top shelf; something that will take more than a day or two, yes you guessed it, on the bottom shelf.
I sometimes wonder, now bear with me, how God did it … and in seven days. Well, he is God after all, I say to myself. But those seven days were in God’s time, so I know he didn’t rush. But he too had a plan, oh yes, and what a plan.
Taken from The Message: Genesis. First this: God created the Heavens and Earth — all you can see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.
God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light day, he named the dark night. It was evening, it was morning — Day One.
On the seventh day he rested and made it a Holy Day. God is Good!