“As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.”
How you ever been challenged to live in the moment? We’re so accustomed to wanting our happy days to last forever and our sad ones to go by as quickly as possible. However, we must understand that as a child of God ~ our every single moment on earth has been designed and laid out specifically for us …
The Lord knows the number of the hairs on our head. He knew the day of our birth and knows the day when we will take our last breath. There’s nothing good or bad that happens to us that He’s not intimately acquainted with.
The question is asked in (Job 7:17-18) “What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?”
Isn’t it something that God examines us every morning? His testing isn’t to give us a good or bad grade, but rather to reveal the glory that is within each of us in the moment. The glory of God is exposed when we are pressed and the fragrance of Christ rises up around us. Those we live with, work with, and those we worship with will take in the sweet aroma of Jesus. …..
Yet, how many times we resist the molding and shaping that happens when we face various trials and temptations? We want those moments to move swiftly from our midst ~but doing so skips one of the most important steps in your spiritual growth ….. perseverance. Yep, I said that Word …..
There’s so much more to us than what is on the surface. There’s a rich, deep reservoir of maturity that wells up within the believer who willingly embraces the moments of testing like a courageous soldier of Christ …..
Let us pray ~
Dear Lord, I want to live in the moments that are gifts from You. Teach me to be still and trust even when days are burdensome. Amen.