Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me when I try to set the agenda for my life and then ask you to follow along. I am called to follow you, not vice versa. Help me to do so today. Amen.
Scripture: Luke 2:41-50
Journal: Who sets the agenda for your life? What would it look like for Jesus to do that?
Reflection: If I’m totally honest, I have to admit that all too often I set the agenda and expect God to act accordingly. But that’s not how life with Jesus works, just ask Joseph and Mary. (Luke 2:41-50) He is the one who plans the itinerary, not me. I am called to follow him, not vice versa. It’s funny how often I get that backwards.
Closing Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me, this day, to submit to your plans, your agenda, and your will. Help me learn what it means to truly follow you. Amen.