Moment by Moment Communion with God

MOMENTS

 

Every day has many moments. They add up to days, weeks, years…. So what are we going to do with each part of our day? How can we make the most of our time?

 

We make decisions every day, sometimes well thought out, sometimes spur of the moment. Wouldn’t it be nice at the beginning of each day to take time for a warm cup of tea or coffee?

 

thoughtful moment

 

A MOMENT OF THANKSGIVING

 

Maybe we don’t all have a fireplace, but we can start our day with thanksgiving. We could think of all the things for which we are grateful before we tackle our to-do lists. Then, before bed, we could take time to review our day and give thanks.


We can fill each day with busyness or we can take time to pause periodically. Maybe you don’t have a long break or block of time to just do nothing.

 

But anyone can stop for a minute, take a deep breath, stretch and relax. Then get back to work.


There are 24 hours in a day filled with many minutes. One time I had a prompt for an art page that was a question. What could you use more of? So I filled a double spread with words and photos to illustrate my answer.

 

a moment in time

 

PAUSE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF TIME

 

Once in awhile we might have time for a longer pause. We can listen, wonder and dream. It helps us to slow down and spend time in quiet reflection.

 

Maybe reframing and changing our perspective on a particular issue would help us see how to resolve it. 

 

Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. Sure, we all have frustrations and things that hold us back, but God is with us every second of the day. I am aware of His presence with me because of the peace He gives. Often throughout the day I talk to Him. Today, while I was fixing food for my son, I was praying, because He hears whether it is aloud or in my heart.

 

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MOMENTS

 

My desire is to make the most of my time, to bring encouragement and love to those around me.

 

That is my goal, even if I don’t always succeed. I want my words to be timely, to bring light to a situation so that others may be uplifted. May I live out the words found in the following scripture:

 

Ephesians 4:29-32(NASB)

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

 

daily moment

 

Each day can be a new beginning. We can’t go back to the past and we can’t see the future. But we do have today. How will we use it?

 

I’m linking up with #FiveMinuteFriday where the prompt word is moment. One of the first things that came to my mind was an old hymn. I love to play it on the piano and the words are so comforting. Knowing Jesus is with me every day, I can live with peace and joy in my heart.

 

I’ll share the first verse and chorus. If you want to read the rest of the words, click on the title below.

 

Moment By Moment

(by Daniel W. Whittle, 1893)

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Refrain:

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

 

 

To read the other posts in this series click on: 31 Days of Encouragement.  

 

This is Day 26 of the Five Minute Friday 31 Days of Free Writes. The word prompt is moment.

 

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #FreshMarketFriday

 

14 thoughts on “Moment by Moment Communion with God

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Thank you for sharing from the moments in your day. I am always so uplifted after I read your posts, and see how you pause to be with Jesus. And what a gift He gives when He brings His peace into the moments of our days!! Thank you for sharing the hymn, it is so beautiful. I am not very familiar with it, having only heard it years ago, so I am very blessed to be able to listen to it now. Hugs, Love, and prayers for you Sweet Friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you for your encouraging words today as I was preparing my post. It gives me joy to know that you are blessed when you read my posts. Glad you could listen to the song. Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sister! xoxo

  2. Beautifully written. I love the hymn. It took me a moment to get the tune to come to me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and encouragement.

  3. Gayl, you give me restful moments and thoughtful pauses whenever I read your words. I think you succeed very well in your desire to use your time well and bring hope and encouragement to others. Another lovely post! I think they get better and better by the day! Well done, my friend. You’ve nearly made it to the end of this writing challenge. It might be an idea to try turning these thoughts into a book one day, complete with the art journal photos you have shared? Just a thought… Love and hugs! xoxo

    1. Oh, Joy, I’m so glad you find rest and pauses as you read words here. Thank you so much for your sweet encouragement. It means so much! The thought did cross my mind about turning it into a book. I’m sure it would have to be edited a bit, but maybe most of it could be used. I will think and pray about it. Thanks for your support. Blessings, love and hugs to you! xoxo

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