LSOF: Living For The Moment

Time is something that is apart of our lives. It is the companion that we just have a love/hate relationship with.
Somedays we wish we had more of it, somedays we just wish we had less.
I think we really should give God more appreciation for the “gift” that He has given our lives.

We seem to take it for granted, until its staring us in the face.

We are such a generation of people that have this belief that we need ” everything” that we don’t spend enough
time appreciating the things we do have.

We are such a generation of people that have fallen into the ” social networking” rut, that we feel like we need to have thousands of friends on facebook, twitter, etc. and probably actually have an actual conversation with maybe twenty.

We are such a generation of people that want a “quick fix” that we will spend thousands of dollars to change our body, or material possessions. And we no longer work hard enough to feel good about what we’ve accomplished.

Face it people, we don’t appreciate time…because we don’t know what it is anymore.

When my father was a child, he told me if you spoke during church for whatever reason; the priest would come and walk you out of the room.

As horrible as that was to hear, maybe its something we should think about for a second.
The interruption was taken away, so others could have full attention to listen.

It is so absolutely irritating when someone next to you at church forgets to turn their cell phone off, and spend 25 seconds trying to find it in their bag while we all sit and listen to ” the chicken dance” until they turn it off.
Or what about the person who has this dying need to text every 3 seconds. It doesn’t bother me if they text, it bothers me
if they get all keyboard click happy, and I can hear it 5 seats away.
The point is, within distraction…how can we possibly appreciate the moments of what we learned in that time?

I love DVR’s I think they are a great invention, but I also think that we should take moderation in how much we
are dependent on “catching” every show we will miss even while we are out grocery shopping.

My parents used to tell me when I was a child I would wake up sometimes really early if they were up, and
I would come out and they would be like, ” What are you doing up?” and I would shrug my shoulders,
and my dad would always say, ” She thinks she is going to miss something.”

I think its time y’all that we do start to “miss” somethings.

We don’t need to be like our BFF, and have every new electronic in the universe. We don’t need to spend endless time on Ebay trying to see what we can ” bid” on. We don’t need to shop by what we see in the “window”.
We need to be people that really stop and think of how much we “need” these things. If we spend enough time
thinking, more than likely…we won’t want it so bad.

And with “social networking”, I am going to confess I am the worst when it comes to “addiction” with twitter, and facebook.
But I also cringe when I see that someone has “friend requested” me, because I don’t want my friend list to get so large
that I don’t see that a good friend of mine put a status down about her sick grandma and I don’t find out about it
for two weeks! And maybe if we didn’t take twitter and facebook to places we meet our friends we would be able to appreciate the time we have with those we see face to face.

As far as trying to change our bodies and revamp the things we own…what if we just did some good old fashioned exercise, that maybe isn’t as quick as lyposuction, but working at it “yourself” will make you feel like it was worth it.
Or revamping your home or whatever…try to change little things here and there, don’t go out and buy a whole new sound system when, buy things in pieces.

Are grandparents surely did not have the things that we do now, and it would have been considered disrespectful
if they did half the things we do now.

Its time that we don’t live for “things” and “people” but instead that we live to follow after the “time” God has given us, that
we follow after what He says is important.

My friend is on twitter early in the morning, but she tells everyone that she is going out to walk and spend time with God.
She leaves that time for Him.

This world is just full of noise, and its time that we let the silence back in.

I changed my phone account last night from unlimited date, text and any mobile anytime…to
no data, unlimited texting, and 450 minutes.

Of course my reasoning was because I can’t afford to use my blackberry anymore, but more so it was all just
“too much”.

The word ” time” is referred in the Bible 869 times. Of course it is a word that is commonly used but we need to look
deeper than that.

If you notice, there are plenty of stories in the Bible where God has “time” be something that had it not been paid attention to as told…lives would have been lost.

Numbers 9
The Passover

1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said, 2 “Have the Israelites celebrate the Passover at the appointed time. 3 Celebrate it at the appointed time, at twilight on the fourteenth day of this month, in accordance with all its rules and regulations.”
4 So Moses told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover, 5 and they did so in the Desert of Sinai at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD commanded Moses.

If you know the story basically, because Egypt did not follow the Lord’s command and free the slaves, God brought
a cloud of “death” to the first born of Egypt. It was something that had to happen in ” His” time. The Isrealites could not
leave their homes until it had passed over, otherwise the firstborn of Isreal would die as well.

Noah was on an ark for 40 days and 40 nights, Moses was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights…

Time is important to God…He gives us enough of it.
We just don’t see it from His perspective very often enough.

So tonight before you go to bed. Thank God for this day you’ve had, and for everything He’s given you..

Because tomorrow…who knows.

4 thoughts on “LSOF: Living For The Moment

  1. Absolutely love this!!!! You are dead on. Now, lets be changed and make the time for what truly matters for the day.



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