While driving to school this time of year, I’m treated to a beautiful light show. The glow of reds, to pinks, to orange fading into yellow brightens my rear view mirror each morning. The light show is a glimpse of what the day might bring. But as the car speeds along to school and the view of the sky becomes a memory in a matter of minutes, so does our life as we spend more time looking in the rear view mirror instead of the reality of what the day will hold.
God’s gifts are as many as the day is long. Gifts in the morning light, gifts as the light slips below the horizon, gifts of laughter, and gifts of a song playing just for us on the radio. God wraps each gift and plans each one for us and the timing that He will hand them to us throughout the day. Is your focus centered enough to see the jewels that are meant just for you?
In that moment of laughter over a silly noise or joke-God gives us joy!
In the tear-flowing moment resulting from devastating news or the memory triggered by a past struggle-God gives us hope!
In the calm, quiet stillness of our God time – God whispers His truths!
In the gathering of friends – God creates community!
In the messiness of our mistakes – God extends grace and assures us we start each day with a clean slate!
God’s gifts are plentiful, glorious and wrapped beautifully just for us, but In a Blink we can blur the vision that was present a minute ago. In a blink we might miss these…
Life is a series of blinks-rapid eye movements- that can leave us overwhelmed, exhausted and missing out on God’s beauty. But what if we took this view of life and turned it upside down? What if instead, we hyper-focused on God and permitted Him to enter into each blink? These “in a blink” moments could then steal our focus from life’s messiness and instead allow us to glimpse God’s glory. A pause to give thanks for each of these glory moments will deepen our relationship with God and strengthen us when the day is long with challenges. Letting ourselves become consumed with God will sharpen our focus while working each day and our productivity will rise. Catching a God moment means we are letting God be the center from which everything else in our life flows. God treasures our time and talent! God craves a relationship with us! Shouldn’t we do the same for Him?
This verse for this time is a reminder that we are in this race of life for the long haul and we are keeping our eyes on the goal – Jesus!
12-14 I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. Philippians 3:12-14 MSG
Today let us pray that we focus on all the “In a Blink gifts” that come wrapped in sunrises, friendships or other beauty in our day. Take time to say thanks to God for one small moment that brightened your day.
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