Updated: Jan 31, 2021
"Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered - how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best each of us is a but a breath." Psalms 39:4-5
Moments can be measured by time, a blink of an eye, a sports season, a workout session, a holiday or event, a conversation, or road trip or vacation. They come into our lives quietly and leave unexpectedly. The strangest thing about moments, each are viewed differently from the individual lens in which they are looking through. Are your moments being disfigured by a cloudy vision?
I was reminded recently the importance of moments, recognizing answered prayers, and experiencing deep joy in the midst of tragedy. We have so much good to experience in this life, here on earth, even in the storms that seem to overtake us. So much light to share, so many more moments to experience with people we love. And, an abundance of good news. Moments remind me of this feather in this picture; soft, fragile, floating, tender, slow and fast at the same time.
I am committing to 2021 to not just cherish moments and make the most of opportunities, but I'm committing to to see the "feather" in the moment, to hold on gently to the things I can control and see clearly the beauty of struggle because in those moments we grow, we evolve, and bring beauty into the lives of others that have encountered difficulties. Thank you Kenzie for reminding me how beautiful moments are. "More & More"!
How can we commit?
Let's learn to say "Yes" and "No" this year
Schedule time with those we love
Be a little scheduled and a little spontaneous with our "to do's"
Go Old School - Write a letter, or stop by to see a friend, in exchange for the ease of social media
Learn something new
Find ways to volunteer and give
Make care packages to share when you see someone less fortunate
Find the form of exercise you really enjoy
Get more sleep
Don't focus on how you want to feel loved, but go share your love
Now, how does one "de-cloud' their vision? How can we see clearly? This is what I have done in moments of despair in the valley's of life.
I close my eyes to all that is going on around me and I begin praying.
I ask for wisdom.
I go to the source... The Word.
I pay attention to my circumstances and conversations.
Let us make most of our feathers, loving deeply and seeing clearly.
"You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes." James 4:14
Grace and Peace,