What has God assigned for you to do today?

Ephesians 2:10, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

It’s hard to imagine but does God have a “Honey Do” list? When I was a boy, I remember my dad carrying around a list of things to do for my mom on Saturdays. Maybe the grass needed cutting or the gutters needed cleaning or a few pictures needed to be hung. Of course, I was instructed to help. I remember thinking, “when I get married, I’m not going to have a ‘honey-do’ list.” My dad didn’t ask my mom in advance what needed to be done, he just took the list, followed it, and completed it.

God has work for us to do. He has prepared a list in advance of our even opening our eyes in the morning. I often wonder how many of us echo my sentiment as a boy, “I’m not going to have a Godly-do list.”

Every day there are people who need to be loved; people who need to be directed; people who need to be helped; animals who need care and attention; plants and gardens that need to be tended; words that need to be spoken or written. The list is endless; yet, many of us ignore it.

Years ago I was with a pastor-friend of mine. We were heading into Atlanta to minister to the homeless. As we parked the car and were starting to walk, he stopped me and asked if he could pray for our day. “Of course,” I responded. “I’d love for you to.”

He began, “God, thank you that our list is prepared. Help us to complete it.”

I smiled at him. He responded, “God already knows what He needs us to do; we just need the courage and stamina to do it!”


What is on your Godly-Do List today? Be open to the opportunities God has already prepared for you today. Ask Him to equip you to complete all He has assigned for you today.

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