Savor the Present

imagesYOM8ETYYLet us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it. – Hebrews 4:16 (NCV)

Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NCV)

Would you say that you are a worrywart? Better yet, would others say that you are a worrywart? Perhaps you go through each day hanging on for dear life. Perhaps it is to the point that you are not doing life but instead life seems to be doing you. To others, it may appear that the majority of the time you are checked out or preoccupied. Instead of living in the here and now you have projected your gaze on a time that has yet to arrive.

Worrying puts a strain on our relationship with God. It robs us of being grateful for how He is meeting our every need at this exact moment. It superimposes a measure of distrust over His provision for our future. Worrying about the future does not strip God of His power but it definitely clouds our ability to take Him at His Word.

Nevertheless, we should respect the no trespassing sign that God places around our future, not for His benefit but for our benefit. There is a reason why things in our future appear to be void of God’s provision. We are not there yet. According to the above referenced verse, God provides the help we need at the exact moment of the need. The fact that we are living and breathing and have everything we need at present is a miracle in itself worthy of praise.

Prayer

Lord, thank You for putting a no trespassing sign around my tomorrows as a means of safeguarding and preserving the here and now. Help me to savor and drink deeply of the exact moment that I am in at present, which is chock-full of purpose and provision.

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