Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. (Isa 43:18)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Mt 6:34, NIV)
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. (Rom 13:11, emphasis added)
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor 6:2b)
This is all about living in the NOW of our lives. Our past is behind us, but remembered. Our future is unknown but hoped for. Only today—this moment in time—is of ultimate importance and necessity! Why?
The present matters deeply. We must live right now, in this moment, in the kingdom of God. Recognize that the kingdom of God and His power are within you! (Lk 17:21; Acts 1:8; 2:4)
We should nurture an attitude of heart that is always seeking and searching for God’s will and God’s best for ourselves and for others. We need to put away distractions and selfishness, and focus on what God’s plan for us is.
What ministry has God called you to? What lives does He want you to touch? What life experience has developed compassion in you for others, and how can you share that compassion? How can you help others, and improve their lives?
Not only does God’s presence surround us, but people in need surround each of us as well! Jesus wants us to reach out to the needy and the hurting, and to minister His love and mercy to them through each of us. Jesus wants us to: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. (Mt 10:8) These are His instructions that He gives to each one of us.
In Jesus, come ALIVE and live in the moment for the Kingdom and for God’s glory!