195. I’m Sorry When I Come With My Agenda

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Episode 195


For everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven

Ecclesiastes 3:1


I have had this worship song by Cody Carnes on repeat all day! According to Spotify, he has 1.4 million monthly listeners, and this song along had like 50 plays from me. I encourage you to listen to it right after this devotional.


There is a line that he says, “I’m sorry when I come with my agenda, I’m sorry,” and man that just got me thinking of all the times I start my prayer time with Jesus by asking for something, rather than for thanking him for something.


Have you ever done something for someone? Maybe you work in an environment where your work is important to the success of the client or the organization. Maybe you just finished helping someone with a huge project at school, or you just took some heavy lifting off of someone else’s plate.


And then when that person comes to see you, instead of thanking you for your service, your work, your help, they said, “Hey, can you help me with something else?”


I am sure you would be exhausted, maybe a little heartbroken. Maybe you would have felt unseen.


We do this every single day to Jesus.


We come with our problems, we come with our agendas, and we don’t take a moment to thank Him for everything He has given us. God isn’t interested in our agendas; he just wants us. He wants our unconditional trust and love.


Like this verse says, for everything, there is a season, and a time forever matters under the heaven. Your time to own a home, it’s coming, It’s just not now. So start thanking him for the home you currently live in. Your time to be a parent? It’s coming. Your time to be a ______ fill in the blank, it’s coming, but right here, right now, all we need to do comes to Him with thanksgiving.



Father God, we are sorry. We are sorry that we come to you with a new agenda every day rather than being thankful for everything you’ve already blessed us with. We know the things we dream of are important for our vision and hope, but we know that they will come in due time, in your time. We ask that at this moment, we remember to first come to you on thanksgiving. So we thank you, we thank you for the relationships in our lives, the family we are surrounded by, the love in our life. We thank you for your health and prosperity. We love you so much. It is in your Holy name that we pray, Amen!

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Hi, I'm Ali.
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I'm the coffee obsessed baker from Miami, FL who got too busy to find time to read scripture everyday. I knew my life was better with Jesus and I knew I wasn't the only one struggling with finding alone time with God every morning, so I put my dreams of opening a bakery aside and set out to produce a five minute daily devotional. What first started as an email chain, has now flourished into a beautiful community and I am so happy you are here!


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