“In addition to the Sabbath, these are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy assembly that are to be celebrated at their proper times each year.
In the quest for productivity I have noticed that more and more and people are giving up on open-ended appointment planning like, “Hey, let me know when you want to meet”, and going straight to, “Let’s meet at the Battery next Wednesday @ 2:00pm” and then following up with a calendar invite. This way the ball is moving and there is a chance that that first option will be the winner, thus saving a whole bunch of extra time. I’m not really sure what changed, but I am reminded that putting our best foot forward to get things going can pay off and even when we are looking for appointment times, by taking the initiative we can be more productive.
The Old Testament is chocked full of appointed times for lots of different activities, events, ceremonies, etc. Why would God be so specific in these areas if he was not a God who appreciates the importance of appointments? It begs the question, what is our daily appointment time for God? We know He always shows up for us, so are we consistently showing up for him?
Reference: Leviticus 23:4 (New Living Translation)