One of our daughters just re-posted a memory from three years ago when we were on our family trip to the USA and Canada. Before leaving home we asked each of our kids who was travelling with us where they would like to go. The list was long but we had a lot of fun getting to the requested spots and God was so good in surprising us and even exceeding our requests in all the places we stayed and the awesome people we met along the way.
The particular memory our daughter shared today was from our time in New York City. I couldn’t help laughing as I watched her instagram post and was reminded of how excited she had been at finally seeing this city that she’d previously only watched in movies and dreamt about visiting,
It reminded me of how God wants our lives to be full and overflowing (John 10:10) His design is that our life be full of moments that are really worth remembering, such as our trip to New York. It’s why it’s so important in the midst of life’s busyness to mentally and emotionally pause so we can take a mental snapshot we can remember later.
Plus as we pause and live in the moment we learn to keep everything in perspective as we choose to focus on those things we want to remember. I’ve also discovered that God is phenomenal at making all things work together for our good. Its why it’s wise for us to stop, breathe and trust Him to make everything alright even when we are experiencing something we’d rather not remember. Some moments we may need to leave with Jesus to fix and others we can just sit back and enjoy.
I encourage you to start making a habit of pressing pause and really living the moment you are in, rather than just rushing through it. It’s never just another day, but one in which God wants us to rejoice because when it comes down to it, He’s the one who made it for us to enjoy. Nothing is a surprise to Him and when we seek to live our day being thankful and looking for the joy, we will realise and find God is there too.
Today take the opportunity to seize the moments in your day and to make them ones you can remember and enjoy. You’ll look back later and be glad you did.
“This is the day that the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24)
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].” (John 10:10 AMP)
Prayer: Lord thank you for this day and all that you have given me to enjoy in it. Please help me to keep perspective and to remember that even the difficult moments you will work for good as I trust in you. I choose to rejoice in today for you made it and therefore it must be good. In Jesus name Amen.