Be Here Now

I didn’t see it coming.  Just as I had started writing on a project called Shipwrecked, I did just that.

I never saw the lighthouse.

I didn’t see the reef.

I ran aground – hard.

I am now resting, regrouping and relearning. 

And rewriting.  Journaling, blogging… prayerfully and carefully and oh so slowly.

As I have shuffled through the past week, three words keep coming back to me: be here now.  It is a notion I will write more on later as well.  But for tonight, I want to keep it simple.  I want to keep it real.

I want to look at Jesus.

When I look at the example of Jesus, He kept His apostles riveted in on the here and now.  He made promises to assure them of the future, and provided forgiveness for the past.  But Jesus Christ lived in the moment, in the Father’s absolutely perfect timing.  That is where Christ lived.

That is where we need to live.

The past is gone – forgiven, buried and done.  The future is still to come, filled with great promise for believers of Jesus.  To live life stuck in past glories or past pain is to live a lie.  To live focused solely on our plans and dreams and wants is equally dishonest.

Consider today what God wants from you.  Each of us is where we are by the grace and sovereignty of a loving, all-knowing, all-powerful God Who exists outside of our limitations (time, space, etc…) 

Consider today the sovereignty of God.

Consider today how you can serve the Lord.

Consider today.  Forget what lies behind (Philippians 3:13).  Do not be anxious for tomorrow (Matthew 6:34).  Be here now.

Be here now.

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