Thursday, May 15, 2008
That We Might Have Joy
Do you take the time to appreciate and enjoy life? Many times we get so busy with day to day mundane activities we forget to savor each moment. We sometimes become depressed and find ourselves snacking on junk food, spending too many hours watching TV, forgetting to exercise, and allowing our minds to fill up with worry and anxiety?
We have been given a precious gift--the gift of life. How much of the gift do we waste daily, never being able to retrieve those valuable moments? Most of the time we are completely unaware of the time we squander.
It's so important to live in the moment, appreciating each and every wonderful experience of the day.... enjoying the warm sunshine, the contagious belly laugh of a baby, the tender touch of a lover, the wonder and mystery of a ruby-throated hummingbird in flight, or the rich aroma of morning coffee. True joy is found not in power or expensive possessions, but in the free gifts from God.
Today, choose to move away from the TV, resist the junk food, take a walk and absorb the beauty that's all around you. Live in the moment. Say "I Love You" at least three times today to someone special, and by all means, smell the roses. Enjoy God's marvelous creation. It's all a matter of choice. Life is short...there's no time to waste!!
May God bless each of you with His Spirit.