Monday, November 17, 2008

Living in the Present

This was one of my devotions this morning... I love Brennan Manning... Jesus help me grasp this... I so want to live in the present moment... I know this is only possible by the power of your Holy Spirit... so come Lord Jesus... help us all be like little children!

The Geography of Nowhere

To live "nowhere"- composed of two words now and here- is to live in the temple of the present moment. Paying attention to the gift that arrives right now, right here, is one of the premier skills of spiritual life.

To live in the present means to trust deeply that what is most important in life is the here and now! We are constantly distracted by things that might have happened in the past or that might happen in the future. It is not easy to dwell in the temple of nowhere, to remain focused on the present. Our mind is hard to master and keeps pulling us away from engagement with the present.

When Jesus tells us to become like little children, he is inviting us to forget what lies behind and to forgo concern about the future. It is only now that we are in the presence of God!

I just love that... "It is only Now that we are in the presence of God!" : )

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