LENT:day 21: Jesus says YES to today. Period.
Matthew 6:34 MSG
Give your entire attention to what God is doing RIGHT NOW… and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
FUTURISTIC-it’s one of my top 5 Stengths on the CLIFTON Strengthsfinders assessment. Def:
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My natural bent everyday of my life, including the current season, is to think ahead, to vision cast for my self and everyone around me. It’s exciting and gives me hope as I move through each day. I look to the future and say —- let’s go!!!
So this week—- this crazy, topsy turvey week has me feeling a bit challenged. It feels like the beautiful table of events and plans I’ve set each night for the next day has been flipped on its side scattering everything – everywhere. The proverbial rug pulled out from under my meet. I’m trying to find solid, stable ground and I’m just not finding it. I know you are feeling it too.
As we look at Jesus words today- he gives us some really good, let’s be clear, the best advice for finding our footing on some ground we can depend on.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing RIGHT NOW.”
Where are you seeing God’s provision – RIGHT NOW? Had you already stocked up on toilet paper before the world went crazy? Are you seeing a time with a quieter schedule as a gift? Are you already appreciating your work and your family and your daily grind more? That’s a God perspective and that only comes from him. That’s HIS provision. With each revelation of HIM in real, practical ways our ground becomes more stable, our next steps more clear.
I am quite certain God is trying to get our attention. He has cleared ALL of our schedules – the entire worlds- and he’s saying LOOK AT ME. RIGHT NOW. Stop worrying about tomorrow – we will deal with that when we get there.
Today- start your list of God Moments. The gifts of the season. The things you can see only if you’re paying attention- RIGHT NOW. Share them with a friend. Maybe these moments become the subject of your social media posts, your conversations with friends, the prayers you offer back to God.
Today- I like the sound of that- just do TODAY. Breath deep. 24 hours and then a restart. Exhale. Look to HIM.
Loving you where you are and pointing you forward to where He is.