Any other “type A”, planner people in the house?!

Good. Because I am right there with you.

I grew up in a house that had a big calendar on the back of our basement door & it had every event on there. So as an adult, you better believe I got myself a pocket sized version of that for my own life.

I thrive off knowing what is happening & when (..and where and why…you get the idea).

This past weekend looked different though, because my planner was empty. All I knew was that I was going to take time to be with my fiancé; without any agenda.

He & I only see each other on the weekends, and have never had the opportunity to leave one “blank”. So we did.

Sounds funny, but in a certain sense it felt like we were doing something wrong, as if we were late to an appointment or were forgetting about a meeting.

But as we sat watching coworkers dance at the bar one night & chuckling at the kiddos screaming & splashing around us at the pool another afternoon, I was reminded of a verse:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

God’s will for us is not to get through all the items on our to-do list, and at the end of the week say: “I did so much, I couldn’t even tell you what happened yesterday.”

No. He calls us to be so abundantly present that we encounter Him at every event on our checklist.

If we want to become more like God, we must be still long enough in His presence to hear Him: We must be present in God’s presence.

Plans are good & calendars are incredible. But there is nothing compared to breaking free from plans and allowing ourselves to present with God and those we love.

Those are the kind of moments I want to build my future marriage around.

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