It’s so easy to forget that God is loving us in the Now. He is with us at this very moment. Our relationship with him is not about yesterday and not about tomorrow. It is about the moment we are in, on this day.
What does he want right now? He wants our love. He wants us to turn our faces to him, to ask for his help, to praise him, to thank him. We only have to ask. God never imposes himself.
How is he blessing us at this very moment. For me, I can feel the sunshine on my face as I sit in a teahouse with my daughter. She is studying. I am writing. What a blessing to have her company. The sunshine coming through the window is warm despite the bitterly cold temperature outside. It’s so comforting. The light sparks my spirit as does the crystals on the piled snow on the side of the road in front of us.
The tea is delicious as are the macaroons my daughter just brought back to the table.
Now is the time to embrace the joy that the Lord is offering.
No one has a perfect life. But the present moment can be nearly perfect if we stay there.
Stay in the Now, the day or the hour that you have. The Lord is offering his love. We have only to receive it and offer it back to Him who is waiting for our response.
Live in the Day you have. It is the only one that exists at the moment. Live it in love. Live it in gratitude. Live it in and with the Lord.