When the to-do list never gets done......

It's been 34 days.

It's strange that Adam said that he thought the word to describe 2014 was change and the word for 2015 would probably be challenge. I didn't realize that would mean starting the year with 3 trips to the ER,  3 specialist visits, and a couple of regular doctors appointments thrown in for fun!

If you follow me on IG, you would have seen that I randomly hurt my knee while working out this past Monday. I've been so grateful for the sweet friends who have brought meals for our family. Icing and elevating my leg hasn't allowed for much grocery shopping (so sad, huh?). We still don't know what's going on with Adam's health. He wrote an awesome post about his lessons throughout this difficulty.

All this medical chaos has left so many to-do's undone. I see friends publishing books and others moving forward with specific business goals for 2015. Some friends are smashing their weight loss and fitness milestones and wonderfully teaching their children from home.

There have to be some of you reading this that are like me, though. 

There have been things on your to-do list for months that are just not getting done. I walk (or hobble) by my piano almost daily and think of how I really ought to be teaching my kids to play more regularly than once every 6 months.
I've been meaning to organize several areas in my house since we moved in over 3 years ago. Everywhere I look there are loose ends: weight loss goals unattained, relationships still broken, books unread......Even this blog post took about 2 weeks to write!

The items that are forever on our to-do list are a reminder - a reminder that our world is broken. The most important to-do list (live a perfect life) was left incomplete in the Garden. For years our world struggled under the burden of incompleteness. All the "good living" in the world came up short next to God's standard.

But there was One. One who came with a very specific to-do list entitled Redemption. He followed every law, withstood every temptation, and performed every work He was called to do. At the end of His life, He was able to confidently say, "It is Finished!" He completed a perfect life, horrific death, and glorious resurrection for us!

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;  and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Friends, you may not get the laundry done today. The doctors may still have questions about that health issue. I can guarantee (from personal experience) that you will NOT live today perfectly! 

But lift your eyes! 

Jesus has won the greatest battle for you already! Through His sacrifice, God sees a complete and perfect child and one day we will share in the perfect completeness when He comes again! 

You are complete in Him! Walk in that joy today!

I'd love to hear how the Gospel is changing you on a daily basis!
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