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Being Fully Present…

How often are we fully present these days?  Aren’t we a generation of mulit-taskers?  And we take pride that we are multi-taskers?

I yearn for the days when things were simpler.  When we were content with being in the moment.  Now, whenever I have a free moment, I seem to find the need to fill it.

I am working on enjoying my free moments, and rather than filling the empty ones with needless things,  filling my free moments with Jesus.  I am placing Bibles in various places, (especially one on my phone!), so that when I feel the need to fill a free moment, I can fill it with Him.

I want to fill my mind with goodness and Truth.

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Phillippains 4:8 (NLT)

I recently read somewhere that we are a society addicted to busyness.  It’s a sad thought to me.  Why are we like that?  Why do we feel wrong for appreciating a slow moment in the day, or a leisurely moment where we are not rushed?

Simplifying to me means that there are more leisurely moments, and less rushed ones.  So when my toddler wants to read a book, we are reading the book…and I am not thinking about what’s next.

Or when we are playing a game, I’m not hoping it ends soon, so I can move on to the next thing…but I am fully engrossed in the moment.  

Or when we are eating a meal, we are all around the table talking, connecting, and enjoying the meal.

We live in time where everyone is so busy.  I don’t want to fall into that trap.  I am making more of an effort to live in the moment, to enjoy each moment with my kids, because before we know it, these moments will be memories…

“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”
James 4:14

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