It is so easy for us to live all our lives in a ‘twilight world', with our eyes fixed on the past or looking forward to the future, but never really living in the present. And just as in times past, without the benefit of electric light, the twilight fostered all sorts of fears in our ancestors, so our ‘twilight living’ works against us being at rest.
The present moment is precious – a gift to us, which will never come again. I often used to say to my children when they were young, and complaining of boredom,
There is much interest currently in the practice of mindfulness which emphasises the blessing of focusing on the present moment. The problem with these explorations is that they miss out the most important and fundamental things which undergird each minute of our day: the presence, purpose and sustaining power of God.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together
What has He got for you and me that is unique - just for today? What ‘secrets’ does He want to reveal? What ‘treasure’ has He got for you to discover? What partnership does He offer for this period of time?
[Psalm 118:24 NKJV]
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