For years, I had been keeping a record as a way of staying on task. It was good and effective for a long time and the principle was/is established in my character and my life. But this was no longer serving me, I was serving it with my time and attention. My planning was replacing prayer. The more I focused on it, the less I focused on the sovereignty and wisdom of God.
The Bible is full of accounts of God’s unchangeable character but HIs method are changeable; not to be formularlized. When God says,, ” Behold I am doing a new thing“, I have to be close by to hear. And how gracious of God to show me that it was this “good thing” , now out of season that was causing me anxiety.
My answer was found in the . . . same verse:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philipians 4:6
And that led to freedom and restored peace and joy!