The Glory of God surrounds us every second of every day, it is present to us in every moment. If we are truly being honest, most of the time we feel like that isn’t the case. We are too absorbed with all of the other things we currently have going on. School, sports, family, friends, past worries, and future concerns all fighting for our current attention. We are so focused on the not yet, that we miss the now.
The present moment is all that we have, it is all that is real. The past is behind us and the future has not yet begun. Yet, we are consumed by these two realities and we end up missing…
This God-given moment…
Our tendency to forget that God is present in every moment is to miss the most important aspect of that moment.
God is the God of the living. The God of the universe. The God of this present reality that we call “life”.
God calls himself “I am” (Ex. 3:14) not “I was” or “I will be”. God is eternal, he was present even before time and (has been) since the universe began.
As Christians our main goal should be to “seek first the Kingdom of God in all that we do” (Matt. 6:33) and be present within it. The Kingdom of God is something that happens moment to moment. It takes us to be “aware” in the moment in order to “see” (Matt. 13:16).
Living our lives moment to moment in the pursuit of first seeking the Kingdom of God is one of the hardest but most rewarding spiritual disciplines we as Christians can do.
The most beautiful thing about the presence of God is it is available to all people, in all places, at any moment. It’s available to that friend you never think will go to church, that atheist kid you know, your neighbor, that homeless guy you see on the corner, your teacher, your coach, that barista at your favorite Starbucks…
All it takes is for us as Disciples of Christ to be aware of God and the love that he presently has for us.
Jesus, today give us eyes to see and ears to hear what you have for us today. Grant us the ability to accept the love that you presently have for us in every moment. May we have a posture of living where we are presently aware of you, who is always with us and always for us.