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SEIZE THE MOMENT EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD

SEIZE THE MOMENT EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD

Today, I took a walk around the neighborhood and realized that on this earth as it is, we only have this moment to live out the purpose for which God has provided for each one of His Children.  Tomorrow is not promised, this is the moment which God has chosen for us to be true to ourselves and obey His will.  We must learn to, SEIZE THE MOMENT, BECAUSE EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD. 

SNOW FALLS IN THE MOMENT OF TIME (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

SNOW FALLS IN THE MOMENT OF TIME (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

 

As I stood and looked all around the snow covered grounds, I could sense the present of God’s hand moving me to higher grounds, I heard His voice saying, “now is the time!” You are one of my chosen servants, stop standing around. Then I said, “But God,” God’s voice spoke to me again as I was looking all around and said, “My Son, “now is the time!” I was trying to understand what God was prompting me to do, and at that very moment, these words of scripture flashed into my mind.

Now listen up and try to understand what these beautiful words of scripture were saying, “The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor satisfaction to the wise, or riches to the smart, nor grace to the learned. Sooner or later bad luck hits us all. No one can predict misfortune. Like fish caught in a cruel net or birds in a trap, so men and women are caught By accidents evil and sudden.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 MSG)

 

THE BEAUTY OF THE SNOWFLAKES (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE BEAUTY OF THE SNOWFLAKES (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

As the snow continued to fall, and darkness was coming upon me, I soon realized that all though I was standing in the shadow of space and time, I was truly blessed to be able to see and experience God’s grace all around me.  The beauty of the snowflakes falling and covering all the blight and wounds the neighborhood had sustained over a period of time.  God was injecting new life, not only into the neighborhood but into my mind, when He kept saying to me, “Now is the time.”  As I stood there looking all around, I thought of Moses when he had led God’s people out of slavery and had arrived at the Red Sea, and it seem there was no place to go. Moses was standing there looking up starring at God and God spoke to Moses and said, “Moses, what is that in your hand?”  Moses said, “It’s a rod,” God said, “stretch it out!”  Sometimes, as we stand, looking around in our weariness trying to understand what God is saying, we just have to be obedient to the word of God and just stretch out what God has already placed in our hands.

When we take the time to listen to the words of God, He will speak plainly and tell us just what He wants us to do.  These are the words I heard the voice of God say to me on that snowy day, “SEIZE THE MOMENT EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD!”  It was the power of those words that got me to thinking, and as I stood there, this scripture came into my thoughts, “Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure!

Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange for the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily! This is your last and only chance at it, for there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed. (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 MSG)

Now let me encourage each one of you to, “SEIZE THE MOMENT, BECAUSE EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD!”

 

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