Living in the Moment

All we have is NOW. If today were your last day on earth, how would you spend it? What are the top, most important things and people on your list of things to do and see? Our moments stretch out to days, weeks, months and years. Mundane tasks can be so....daily! But I wonder if you are making the most of yours?

My neighbor's mother died. I did not hear about it for a while, but when I did, I felt led to reach out to her. It is in moments like these when people tend to shut others out but what you really need is presence. I wanted to give that to her as my gift. Understand that the abundant life that God promises is not just so that we can enjoy ourselves, but so that we can "do life" with others.

Death seems to bring us back to reality most quickly. When a loved one passes away, we suddenly realize how short life is and how little of it that we have left. Some people will rehearse their regrets and shortcomings, but it will spur others on to redeem the time and make the most of today. How about you? We all have a choice to look backwards or forwards. Put your focus in front and don't look back.

Prayer: Father, thank you for the gift of today. Show me how to maximize my life in Your service. Keep me aware of how I can serve others, keep looking forwards and not get stuck in the past.

Action: Look around you. What has the Spirit been prompting you to do in the moments that you have that you are ignoring? Now, go do it TODAY!

Watch the Scope.






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  1. Beautiful article, so well said :-)

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  2. So true. All we have is now. When we aren't thinking about the past or worrying about the future we can just enjoy it.

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  3. Such a great post on being in the moment and not taking life for granted. Thank you for the reminder.

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  4. What a thoughtful post. I love your opening sentence. So true .

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  5. What a beautiful post, so well said! I agree, never take life forgranted and always be grateful for what you have :) I hope your neighbour's doing a little better thanks to your kindness :)

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