Our lives can change in a moment. The question is how do we respond to each moment? Life is filled with countless moments…
On Thursday I was coming home from the church and a young lady decided to change lanes and side swiped my car. A month ago Donna who has been a real health advocate - eating low fat, not much red meat, exercising had a mild heart attach. Then she has had a very poor response to the medication they put her on.
Yes, our lives are filled with moments. There are tragedies, loss of life, poor health, loss of income, crisis with our children, sudden and painful break down in relationships, misunderstandings, conflict with our church and the very real attacks of the devil that continually undermines our faith, our hope, our potential. Oh yes, there are moments of joy, exuberance and breath taking occurrences.
Perhaps the challenge is how do we respond or react to each moment? I would venture to say most people react rather than respond. Unfortunately when we react we often set in motion things that we have to undo or maybe they can’t be undone.
Father, I pray that you would be the Lord of each and every moment of our lives. I pray that you would capture each of our moments and fill us with the grace and wisdom of your heart and presence.
Here is some insight from James:
James 4:13-15 (NLT) “Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” 14 How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. 15 What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”
Jesus help us capture and celebrate each moment with your heart…
Pastor Brian R. Weeks began ministering in 1972 and has served as a pastor to both youth and young adults. He also served as an associate pastor for eleven years, and then for 25 years as a senior pastor, apostolic missionary, and church planter. In March of 2017 he released his church Solomon’s Porch, but in order to remain part of the local church, continues to serve among its several pastors.