Wayne Weekly “Livin’ In the Moment”
Written by Wayne Taylor on November 5, 2021
My dog lives in the moment. Actually, I would imagine that all animals live in the moment. When Dazy goes for a walk, her life consists of sniffing at the ground or scouting the horizon. If a cat or squirrel or another canine crosses her path, her moment is them.
Now we as humans, well we can live in the moment, but the walls, generally, around that moment are low ones. An exception is when a guy is watching a football game, or is involved in a building project or is engrossed in a repair job on his car… among dozens of other things.
All of us, male or female can sometimes “live in the moment”. That can be a good thing, but can also be a bad thing when it means ignoring someone or becoming totally oblivious to what’s happening around us. As people created in God’s likeness, we have ability to cross the boundaries of the moment we’re in, think ahead, plan, and even solve a problem.
At times, as believers, we need to live in the moment. We need to be in touch with our immediate surroundings. We need to be ready seize the opportunity to share the love of God with someone. That may take the form of taking a shopping cart back to the store for a person as we head to do our grocery shopping, maybe a smile and a hello to someone who looks lonely or forlorn. And, most importantly, being open to God’s leading in sharing the good news with someone.
If we live in the moment, but journey in the “just ahead” or in the “around the corner”, or even contemplating the further away future, I would reason that we are more apt to be lights in a world that needs brightening up.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16