Friday, February 6, 2015

Live Fully By Faith, in the Moment

With credit and thanks to Ann Voskamp

Life is so full; so full that sometimes we can miss it. 

Does this happen to you? That there is so much going on each day, each week ... that instead of living in the present, our minds and hearts are always jumping ahead to the future. Planning, wondering, worrying. About what is ahead. And somehow, we slip into a pattern of not really living. Of not really enjoying the present. 

There have been some big things going on in our lives, and there are some even bigger things just on the horizon. Big things like a kidney transplant for our granddaughter, with quite possibly one of our daughters being the donor of the kidney that our granddaughter needs. Such a big, and scary thing to give a kidney, and to receive a kidney. And I can be all caught up in the near-future, even wondering and planning about all the details of our part as care-givers to our family during the time of transplant.

Follow Me one step at a time.
That is all I require of you ...
Keep your mind on the present journey,
enjoying My Presence.
(Jesus Calling)

One step. at. a. time. That is all that we really can take, as we hold onto the hand of God. And as we are held by Him. Walking by faith, for we do not know what is ahead. But we do know who is with us.

For we walk by faith,
not by sight.
(II Cor. 5:7)

We only receive the grace, mercy, and strength that we need one. step. at. a. time. Our needs are met one need at a time. Strength is given one moment at a time. We experience His love in the present moment, for that is how we live. In the present. We don't live tomorrow today. We live in the present.

Lord, please teach me more - to live fully in the present. For the present is where I am. And the present is where You are. May I live fully alive. Today. Walking by faith, leaving tomorrow to You. Soaking up Your Love, today. Being a fragrance of Your Love, today.

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is His faithfulness;
His mercies begin afresh each morning.
(Lamentations 3:22-23 NLT)

Praying these words for me, and for you.


2 comments:

  1. Praying for the health of your dear ones....so good to know that the Lord's faithfulness is great! He sustains us through all our trials! Love, in Jesus, Cynthia

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    1. Thank you for your prayers, Cynthia - and yes, so grateful for God's faithfulness!

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