This past week was a great example of living in the moment. Spending time with my family was priceless! If we put away distractions long enough to enjoy what we are doing while we are doing it, life can be amazing. When we are blessed to see another day, and enjoy family, we should rejoice and enjoy every moment.
The moments we spend with our Lord and Savior is even more priceless. Spending time with family and friends is great. But there is nothing greater than the moments we spend with Jesus. We can talk to Him every moment of everyday. God invites us to spend time with Him anytime and all the time. It does not matter how early or how late. He is available for a quick cry or for a lengthy conversation. If you feel the need to pray quickly and in a less than ideal situation, go right ahead. You do not need to be anywhere special for God to hear you. He will understand your distress and cares only that you love and need Him. He welcomes us into a relationship with Him, a constant and endless sharing of our joys, gratitude, needs, questions, and concerns. He is never too busy for us. I just love this truth because all we know in this life is busyness. Sometimes we miss the most precious moments because we are too busy or distracted. Even the most loving person we know can’t always be there for us. But God is always there for us. He is all-powerful (omnipotent), all-knowing (omniscient), and everywhere (omnipresent). He is sovereign over all, and nothing is too hard for Him (Jeremiah 32:17). Access to God is always open, no restrictions. In the New Testament, Paul’s words advice each person who want to communicate with God to “pray continual” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is not just about asking God for something. We must also thank God for all of His blessings. Thank Him for the things that make us happy and make our life better. We must thank Him for every moment we have here on this earth. And we can show our gratefulness by living each moment to its fullness. Ask God to guide you on the path you are meant to follow. Ask Him to lead you and show you the right decisions and the ways to better yourself as a person, as well as the world and people around you. Pray for those who you feel need prayer. Pray for your family, your friends, and even your enemies. Ask God to show them His love and to also help them find their way when they are lost. You do not have to use big words or long repetitive prayers to talk with God. Talk to Him as if he is your best friend, because He is. And don’t just talk, listen as God speaks to you. Spending time with Jesus without distractions gives us moments of peace and joy and a lifetime of priceless moments!
Love and Blessings…
“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35)
“In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12)
“but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.” (Psalm1:2)
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” (John 24: 16-17)
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)