|Posted on July 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM|
Jesus was a person who lived in the moment. In John 5: 19 Jesus said, “I only do what I see the Father doing.” He was a person who lived in the moment, and as we said last time the call of God is on us to be people who live in the moment as well. But how do we do that. How do we make the shift from being focused on the past or fixated on the future, to living in the moment?
The first thing we need to do is ask ourselves “what is God doing today?” The Bible says “today is the day of salvation.” In another place it says “this is the day that the Lord hath made.” Now God is with us in our tomorrows, and he wants to certainly heal us of any scars from our pasts. But His salvation and His focus is on today. So, begin to ask everyday “what is God doing today?”
Secondly, look at your physical circumstances now. Quit focusing on “Am I where I’m suppose to be?”
“Am I doing what I’m suppose to be doing?” Look at your physical circumstances--- Are you a Mom? Are you in college? Are you retired? What are your financial circumstances? Do you love your job? Do you hate your job? Look at your physical circumstances now, regardless of why you’re in those circumstances, and ask God….
1) What are you saying to me in these circumstances?
2) How do you want me to respond to these circumstances?
3) How do I extend your kingdom in these circumstances?
That doesn’t mean you don’t pray over your future and plan toward your future----but you don’t get anxious or worried about your future. The future is important, but not at the expense of the present.
Every day cast the care of your future on the Lord, and then pray…
“Lord, let your will be done and your Kingdom come as it relates to my future. Guide me to the future you have in store for me. Open the doors you want me to walk through in my future. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Then get right back to living in the moment….the place where God has called you to, and the place where He wants to change your life.