Today I remember that Jesus ordered his day around the Father’s exact instructions.
No more, no less.
Jesus says “yes” to what he’s supposed to say “yes” to. He declines what he must decline. He travels here and there under divine order.
It’s supernatural. It’s freeing.
I read in John 14 where Jesus says, “I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me, but he comes so the world may know that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. Come now; let us leave.”
When I look closer, I see that Jesus knows when to stop talking and when to speak. He knows when to get up and leave, and he knows when to stay.
He does exactly what he’s supposed to do.
Just a few verses later, we learn that we can do exactly what Jesus instructs because the Holy Spirit teaches us “all things” and “reminds” us of everything we’ve been taught.
If the Holy Spirit teaches us all things, can’t we ask God for specific instructions for our day? We pray and ask, and then we order our day exactly.
When to say yes or no. When to stay or leave. When to speak or stay silent.
I pray for a well-ordered, Spirit-led day.