Does anyone else have a hard time living in the present? Is it just me? The past keeps trying to creep into today, and future concerns try to keep me wrapped up in the worries of tomorrow. The past and future squeezes me out of today which keeps me from living in the day. Ugh.
I want to be fully present in the present. I’ve tried various ways, tried to give it my all, focus my mind, get rid of distractions, but the only thing that works, the only way I can be successful is by seeking God’s presence. Thankfully, I don’t have to try on my own, God’s presence is fully present and if I seek God, calm my soul in Him, then I am wrapped in His presence in the present.
God heals the past – our mistakes, our sins, the sins others have committed against us. God knows the future and is already in the future, and will help us through whatever comes in the future. Today is a gift, it is the present. Break the worry and concerns of the past/future cycle. Unwrap today, the present, by being in the presence of God.
“If God gives … attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied …. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. … You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. ~ Matthew 6:32-34 (MSG)
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