Thursday, March 13, 2008
THIS moment - not the one that just ended, nor the one that is going to come next.
What about this moment?
Steven Curtis Chapman has a song titled, "Moment made for Worshipping". I was listening to it while walking and as I walked it began snowing with those large swirling flakes that make you feel like you're in a snow globe.
It was beautiful and serene and the combination of the song and the snow gave me a moment of pause - this really was a great moment, perfectly made for worshipping.
There is much written about moments:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away"
"We do not remember days, we remember moments."
"Every beat of my heart, is another new place to start."
I'd read that Steven Covey, in one of his lectures about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, asked an audience how many of them were smokers. Hands were raised and Covey told them they were wrong; they were not smokers, for in that moment, they were not smoking, at this moment, they were all non smokers and if they chose to, in the next moments, they could continue to be non smokers.
Who am I in this moment?
Maybe I am one who eats well as I've chosen a whole grain cereal over a sweet roll this morning, or maybe I am a productive member of society as I've already started the days chores or...(fill in your own blanks here.)
But, what if who I am, in this moment, is not who I want to be?
What if, in this moment, I am not where I could be and am far from the one who has called me to be His own and enjoying communion with him?
George McDonald, over a hundred years ago wrote, "Never wait for fitter time or place to talk to Him. To wait till thou go to church or to thy closet is to make him wait. He will listen as thou walkest."
Every beat, every beat, of your heart is another new place to start.
No matter who you were or what happened in the last moment.
You now have this moment.