Resolve to live more in the moment

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “How to inhabit time”
Our Bible verse for today: “Lord, make me aware of my end and the number of my days so that I will know how short-lived I am. In fact, you have made my days just inches long, and my life span is as nothing to you. Yes, every human being stands as only a vapor. Yes, a person goes about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.” Psalm 39:4-6 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “Resolve to live more in the moment”
The words found in Psalm 39:4-6 are the reflections of King David regarding the brevity of life. Moses wrote something similar about five hundred years earlier and his words are preserved for us in Psalm 90:10, “Our lives last seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.”
The New Testament writer James had something to say about this as well. In James 4:13-14 we read, “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow I will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit. Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring – what your life will be! For you are like a vapor that appears for a little while, then vanishes.”
The phrase “live in the moment” is a concept that has been around forever, at least since the days of Moses, but it is becoming increasingly popular in our busy world today. It means we should stop thinking so much about the past, and stop worrying so much about the future, and focus instead on being aware of and appreciating the present.
We waste so much of our lives reliving the past and worrying about the future that we often miss the joy that’s available to us right now. The past is past and you can’t have it back, and the future may never come for you. Today could be your last day on earth. We spend far too much time regretting the past, worrying about the future, and wasting the present.
We will now spend most of the rest of this month devotionally considering how we can more effectively live in the moment. The days of our lives are a gift from God, but they are limited in number and will soon be gone. Let’s resolve to slow down, pay attention, and truly savor each day of life.
God bless,
Pastor Jim
Copyright © 2023 Oak Hill Baptist Church, All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: