This Present Moment
While looking at this blog with the Lord, and reviewing our purpose and direction, I considered our topics. Every day we get to select a single topic to categorize our individual posts. Sometimes this has not been such an easy task. As a reminder, here is the list:
This present moment
While doing this, I began to read de Caussade’s The Sacrament of the Present Moment.* Amazingly, right in the first paragraph of the first chapter there was highlighted for me the very point of this topic.
WOW, the freedom of living in this present moment with God!
We have been discussing sovereignty and transcendence on the Shulamite Podcasts. The messages are so much life for me and for obvious reasons, there’s often spillover in the topics from one site to another. I so see that living in the satisfaction of sovereignty, as well as the joy of transcendence, is dependent on living in our current moment with God. How can we dwell on either side of our present moment and remain with God? The enemy dwells with a billy club (more like bully club!) on either side of NOW. It’s there that he is able to accuse me, as Jennifer wrote in “Never-ending Accusation.”
All I have is this present moment. Regrets can unendingly burden me with “What if?” and “If Only?” And to dread the future unduly weighs me down with what may never be. I have only one point to direct my life, like the needle on a record giving sound to my existence. My current moment is all I have to rudder my reality. And living in this simplicity directs my energy to the only source that is LIFE–His sovereign choice and transcendent move.
* The Sacrament of the Present Moment is also called Abandonment to Divine Providence and The Joy of Full Surrender
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