March 22, 2017

Savor



To every child of God today…
For a little while
Just let it soak in and savor
Who you are in Him
You are His child

He wants a relationship with you
Daily
Hourly
Moment to moment
Every moment

For a little while
Spoil yourself by sitting in His presence
Pour out your heart
Place your hand in His
Know He is with you

For a little while
Just be His child
Just be the one He formed and fearfully and wonderfully made
Be the unique person He made you to be
Be the one He wants to draw near to Him

For a little while
Indulge yourself
Just let it soak in and savor
Who you are in Him


1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

March 20, 2017

A Gift of Days


Today,

This moment,

This is where we live.

Sometimes though, 

We forget to live in the here and now.

We are often living for a tomorrow that is a product of our longing or imagination. 

We buy into the grass is greener on the other side mentality. Because certainly life will be better when...

Today turns into a place of discontent and we are too focused on what we think will be better in the days ahead.

I think I have some good advice. 

Embrace the season you are in. Embrace where you are today.

I have said this to others and turn around and forget to do it myself. When I follow my own advice though, I will look harder to see the beauty in each new day. When I follow my own advice, I also find that I am okay in the moment and am reminded that life is a gift of days - given one at a time.

I need to keep both feet planted in today while it is today and not start skipping ahead to tomorrow. If I am skipping ahead to tomorrow, I will then literally skip today. That would be a shame. 

What happens if we don’t give today the attention it is due? I think we end up devaluing it and that turns into a wasted day. Now I know when it comes down to it, I don’t want to waste my days. 

In my heart it is my desire to walk my days with the Lord. I need to do that one day at a time while living in the moment to moment of each day. 

Today,

Here,

Now.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.