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17 Aug – Living in the moment


A child has 940 Saturdays between birth and finishing high school.

940 Saturday’s may sound like a lot, but if you have or know a 5 year old, 260 Saturdays have gone already in their life.

It’s so easy to go into automatic pilot with our life, especially when we have kids, are busy studying, or are working crazy hours at our job. But instead of feeling awful about what’s been lost, or how many Saturdays we can’t even remember having, why not focus on turning those moments we have into memorable moments.

Focus on the Moment

To stay in the moment we focus on seeing those around us, hearing them, and seeking to understand them. If we are with our children, our friends, and those significant people in our life, then we choose to BE with them. Laugh with them, cry with them, listen to them, play with them, and pray for them. Lock eyes with those we are with, and BE in the moment.

We do need to continually remind ourselves that everyday is a gift from God, and not to live our day in a negative, and distracted state of mind.

God’s word encourages us to; “Look carefully how you walk! Live purposely and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people). Making the most of the time (buying up each opportunity) because the days are evil. Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is”. (Ephesians 5:15-17 amplified)

Living in the moment engages us with God; we are focused on Him and what He is doing, and as a result we are more sensitive and aware of those in our world. Rather than the many distractions that can cause us to miss what God is doing right in front of us.

Something to remember in being focused in the moment is that technology was made for mankind, not mankind for technology. Sometimes we just need to turn off our phone, shut down the computer, switch off the television, and most importantly, discipline our minds to be present.

We can start by making it a habit to honour other people with our purposeful attention and presence, because our undivided attention in the moment says that we love and care about them.

Today live in the moment, and trust God with all the things that so often scream for your attention and time. Give your life to those things that are important, and not the things that seem urgent. Seize the moments with those you love, take time with Jesus, for yourself, and enjoy the day and all the wonderful things in it.

Prayer: Lord please help me to embrace the day and to take some time with you; to make moments with those I love, and to understand what and who is really important. In Jesus Name Amen.

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