This morning, I found myself stopping and meditating on a single phrase that I read in Hebrews. In chapter 12, verse 28, the writer says, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken... My short experience as an English teacher kicked in, and I thought, are receiving is present continuous. That would mean that it is right now, and it continues to be.
The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy. (Romans 14:17) That would mean that we have a constant supply of the Kingdom of God. It's continuously feeding into our souls. That steady stream of righteousness, peace, joy, grace, mercy, etc. just keeps coming constantly. It literally never lets up. For me, that means that God is in my now no matter what my "now" looks like. He's got it covered before I get there, while I am in it, and as I'm stepping from one now moment to the next. He is in our now!
God has already provided what we need for this moment and all the moments to follow. He's already walked through today for us, and now, He's walking through it with us. Doesn't that bring a sense of comfort to your busy soul? How powerful it is that no matter what shape, turn, or crazy thing may happen, God remains with us and in us. We never have to go looking for Him if our day takes a wild turn. He's as close as our silent tears and deepest sigh - and He gets everything behind them with or without words.
Today, I'm going to be thankful that God is in my now. That my life is not too scary for Him. My thoughts will be on how He is in each moment and was actually there before I got there, as He is not bound by time. I'll remind myself that He has prepared my steps. It's up to me to find them. I'll follow His heart today and trust Him one moment at a time. Will you join me?
Now Published in Paperback!
I finished publishing Affirmations for Caregivers last night! It contains an affirmation, a verse or two to read, and a prompt for a very short response for each day. You can download the eBook from the Dove's Fire Ministries Bookstore right now and print it and and start today! The print version is also now available on Amazon! Check it out!