Thursday, June 27, 2019

Moments To Treasure





 He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, 
like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth. 
2 Samuel 23:4


 


In the daily grind of our hectic schedules, how often do we take entire days and weeks and years for granted? I don't know about you, but sometimes I miss the hilarious or the sublime because I've already moved on to the next item on my daily checklist.

This summer I challenge you as I challenge myself to live fully in each moment God grants us today. Moments that—if we would but pause and savor them—would take our breath away and nourish our soul.


I’m going to stop rushing around like a headless chicken
  through my day.
I’m going to try to capture more of these moments by
  opening my mind to the beauty of God’s creation—that 
  includes relationships I often take for granted, too. 
I’m going to breathe. Deeply. 
I’m going to thank God for the moment and the thing or
  person. 
I’m going to mentally record the moment with a snapshot 
  so that when I’m having a bad day I can take out 
  these pictures in my heart. Cherish the beautiful gift 
  of the moment my Father gave me to remember how much 
  He loves me.


Some moments I intend to treasure over the summer:

  • The gossamer golden and black wings of a butterfly landing on a lavender butterfly bush
  • The red, gold, blue and purple streaks of a sunset that remind me of the soon coming kingdom
  • Diamond-studded beads of dew on a green leaf
  • Eyes that light up just for me when I enter a room
  • A child’s voice calling “Mama"
 
Such moments by their very nature cannot usually be recaptured. I must learn to look for the eternal in the mundane. I must train my vision to discern the hand of God in every moment of life. I must not only seize the day, but also seize the moment. I hope you won't allow let the gifts of the Father pass you by, either. 
He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. 
 Psalm 72:6

Live grateful. Live fully. Live free. And rejoice.

What moments will you treasure this summer?

Happy Summer,
Lisa



As a Southern romance writer, Lisa has definite opinions on serious issues like barbeque, ACC basketball and the whole Pepsi vs. Coke controversy. When she isn't writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales and researching her next romantic adventure. www.lisacarterauthor.com

 

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2 comments:

  1. Love it, Lisa. Such good advice in this busy world we all live in. And what a true blessing just to stop and enjoy this beautiful world God created for us. Thanks for the reminder. I definitely needed it.

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  2. Hope it is a wonderful summer for you. Thanks for stopping by.

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