A New Day – Every Day

“I’ll do it tommorrow…”

How often have we said this to ourselves? How often do we pin our hopes, dreams and pursuits on some ephemeral future time or date, and totally ignore the possibility of NOW?

We do not have tomorrow, we do not have unlimited time, we do not have that future time. We, all of us, only have RIGHT NOW to make choices, to walk forward, to strive, to learn, to share and experience joy. We have only THIS MOMENT, to love, to yearn, to reach out, to make a difference.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:10)

It doesn’t say, “…one day, we should walk in them”. It says “…we should walk in them.” This, in grammar, is known as the imperative mood tense of speaking.

IMPERATIVE MOOD

Definition:

The form of the verb that makes direct commands and requests.

Etymology:

From the Latin, “command”

Examples:
  • Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.”
    (Christopher Morley)

In the new covenant we have been given such an awesome privilege to have God’s Spirit in us and with us. Through God’s Holy Spirit we have constant communion and communication with God. We have not just received the written instructions of God through the Holy Bible, but we also receive instructions directly from the “command center of the universe”, the throne of God, because we are one with God through the Holy Spirit, receiving from God’s Heart directly into our heart.

    But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” (Heb 10:15-16)

In order to stay in the present and focused on what is happening right here, right now we must calm our minds. Psalm 46:10 tells us how. “Be still and know that I am God”. This not only has a soothing effect on our hectic brains, it is also essential advice. God is revealing himself to us in the quiet stillness. It is only when we shut our mouths, and calm down, and enter that quiet stillness that we then can KNOW what He would have us know… not some “pie in the sky later on”, but TRUTH for right here, right now. Young children seem to know how to do this seemingly without thinking. And, the older we get the more impatient we seem to become, don’t we? Not only with ourselves, but with everyone around us as well.  Quiet time shows us how, in ourselves, we need to be living in the present. Prayer, silent meditation and deliberately placing ourselves in situations that force us to slow down, such as the long line at the grocery store and the slow lane when driving.Take these times for what they are, great gifts that allow us to enter that “NOW” where we can experience the “still, quiet Voice”…


2 responses

30 07 2009
tsr79

When we focus on God things will fall into place as they should and we will be doing what we need to do and really like it to as we know what we do we do for God and Jesus.

I thank you Heidi for what you wrote as to me you made this point across clearly…well done.

16 07 2019
rosalinda reyes

Absolutely so true amen.

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