Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Throughout scri[pture there seems to be a theme for us to live in the present moment. The above passage is one. But there are many: Psalm 118:24, This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ephesians 5:15-16, Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity… Colossians 4:5-6, " Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Isaiah 43:18-19, Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." There are so many more that remind us to live in the moment, to be in the moment, and show God's love at the moment we have. Do not put it off.
For me, the biggest downer in life is to never enjoy the day. That temptation is one of the devil’s best tools. We spend our lives fretting about what comes next, how much we "have" to do, and never relishing what is now. Take some time to live in the moment God has given.
We say God's Word is true, so let us live in that Word and find the fullness that life offers. Have a great week and I hope to see you this morning
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006