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15 Jan – Seize the moment

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Our life is not lived one day or one hour at a time. It is lived one moment at a time. Put simply our life is a series of moments.

But perhaps it’s wisdom for us to ask ourselves the question “Am I making the most out of this moment, because this moment of my life will never come again?

That doesn’t mean we have to accomplish great feats all the time or be having an amazing adventure every single second of our day. But it does give credence to the thought that maybe we could be more accountable for our time, because each moment is special and a gift we shouldn’t waste.

We may not be able to change the past, but we can make choices to make the most out of this moment, right now.

An easy place to start creating the habit of “seizing the moment” is when something significant is happening in our day or on a birthday, anniversary or special date on the calendar. Choose to make it a moment instead of rushing through it all. It’s never “just your birthday”. It YOUR birthday, and worth celebrating, because it’s the day God chose for you to be born. It’s worth celebrating anniversaries, graduations, test results, a sunset, having everyone over for a meal during the week. It’s worth celebrating something everyday, because in amongst our “making moments” we build a culture and mindset of thankfulness and it’s catching.

Now days I usually have more help making moments. Our children have watched me plan events, and make the most of any date on the calendar as a reason for a party. They have helped celebrate birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, many milestones, and any excuse to bring out the fairy lights.

Life is beautiful. It really is and God loves it when we rejoice and celebrate. He sees your life as a gift to you and those in your world. When we seek to “make a moment”, no matter how simple it is, God is there. He is in the midst of our laughter and celebrations, our times together and in us being thankful.

Today take the opportunity to “make a moment.” Don’t waste them, but seek to make each one something to remember and celebrate.

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

Prayer: Lord thank you for my life and the moments that you give me each day. Help me to keep perspective, be thankful and most of every day. In Jesus Name Amen.

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