Wednesday, September 17, 2008

choosing this moment to live [+] Wednesday E-Devotion

Confession.  "I'm so goal oriented and driven and focused that I sometimes miss living in the moment.  I am FOCUSED ON the next project, the next goal, the next thing that I'm going to accomplish that I forget to live right now."  Is that true about you?

Proverbs 27:1 (nasb) --- Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. 

Another confession.  There are times when I like to disconnect and veg-out.  Most of this time this is why I am a night owl but only in my easy chair and with the remote control in my hand (that no one is allowed to touch it).  I get comfortable and most likely watch some TV and even take some quick naps.  What's the deal with that?  I miss life.  I don't connect with my family or my wife.

Choosing this moment to live is big deal, and choosing this moment to live may just make a difference in someone else's life and not just mine.  So, I have some choices to make.  Here is the point: Start living because if you don't, life will be gone.  

Do we get that?  Really get it.  

Far too often I give God and the situation half of me.  That means who I am with only gets a little piece of me and sometimes little of nothing.  That is why we need to make the most of what we have been given.  In our 30 Days to Live series at The Community Fellowship we are asking "what would you do if you had just 30 days to live?"

What would we do different?  How would we demonstrate the love of God to our community or to our family and beyond?  Does God even count in the situation?  For me, there are too many people I'd like to be in heaven with me.  What about you?

Colossians 4:5 (nlt) --- Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity

Matthew 5:16  (nlt) --- In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

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