Life is simultaneous, not sequential. (Bruce Barlow, pastor)

There are a variety of applications to this idea, but Barlow’s statement is all-encompassing. We say things like: “When summer is over, then  . . .”  “When the kids are out of school, then . . .” “When we’ve paid off the credit card debt . . .” There is no end to the “whens,” so we need to recognize that we must integrate all of life’s events into daily planning and activity.

Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity. (Proverbs 16:3; 21:5)