Thursday, September 11, 2014

Living in the Moment

We have this moment to hold in our hands and to touch
As it slips through our fingers like sand
Yesterdays gone and tomorrow may never come
But we have this moment, today

Hold tight to the sound of the music of living
Happy sounds from the laughter of children at play
Hold my hand as we walk through the sweet fragrant meadows
Making memories of what was today.

Tiny voice that I hear is my little girl calling
For daddy to hear just what she has to say
My little boy running there by the hillside 
may never be quite like today.

Tender words,gentle touch and a good cup of coffee
And someone who loves me and wants me to stay
Hold them dear,while they're near and don't wait for tomorrow
To look back and wish for today.

Yesterdays gone and tomorrow may never come.But we have this moment,today.

Lately I have been feeling the need to slow down.To be present for the moment. 

I saw a quote the other day that said "wherever you are, be all there." 

Sometimes I am so guilty of only giving half of my attention to the person present with me. "mama,mama, answer me! I asked you three times already.mama?!" - Sound familiar?

Maybe I'm answering that text, or taking this call or maybe I'm checking facebook.Maybe it's balancing the checkbook or making the grocery list.I might be in the middle of getting supper on the table or wiping yet another spill.Or the house is upside down and it just has to be cleaned up...NOW.

Nothing wrong with any of those things and sometimes it really does have to be answered or cleaned now.

But God has been convicting me to get my priorities straight. To understand what needs to be done this minute and what on my list can actually wait.
Maybe that game of UNO with the children or the book that baby wants read to her NOW, or the neighbor that could use a little cheer,or the errand hubby really needs you to run, is more important and more kingdom worthy than a clean house or a supper served on time :)

Maybe you could say God is really convicting me. He's helping me see that in all of my "busy-ness" and stress I forget the really important things in life.

Sometimes I forget that I will never be able to live this day again. This minute,this second I will never get back.I may never live to see tomorrow.

When God convicts me I feel I need to take action. 

So here's to intentionally slowing down,kicking back and living in the moment.

I won't regret it.My family won't regret it.

God bless you all with a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. A great reminder! I too struggle with being in the moment sometimes :) Thanks for the encouragement!