Category Archives: present

A Fresh Start!

Everyday is a fresh start, an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of yesterday and live for a brighter and more rewarding future. So many times, we tend to get distracted by our past sins, failures and mistakes or disoriented by becoming overly anxious about our future and who we are going to be, what we are going to have and where we are going to go. We need to realize and accept that yesterday was an education, tomorrow is not promised and today, this moment is our opportunity.

Today is our fresh start, our new opportunity to begin again fresh, new and ready for blessing. No need to waste time thinking about “some day”, because today is the day. Our tomorrow is created by what we do today. George Bernard Shaw said: “Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” And this is exactly what life offers you, an opportunity to re-create yourself.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. -2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Our thoughts are powerful and the way we think and the things we think are vital to our living the life we were created for. We need to learn to allow our spirit to empower our thoughts, so that our thoughts drive our body. Most people living in today’s world allow their body to drive their mind, which limits their spirit. Your spirit, mind and body will respond to your new way of thinking and assist your growing and living in the most positive of ways.

Open yourself to your infinite spiritual nature. When you open yourself to your infinite spiritual nature, you will almost immediately begin to experience satisfaction, joy and peace as you learn to live in the present by letting go of past tension and future worry. With every thought we think, we have the ability to re-create our lives by saying yes to new beginnings and the opportunities for blessing, growth and love they bring…

The Last Day Of Your Life!

The media would have us think everyone is freaking out over the coronavirus, which I simply don’t believe is true. I believe a handful of people have bought into the hysteria, but for the most part, the people I know, just continue to live their everyday lives and maybe wash their hands a little bit more. All this media negativity and the knee jerk reaction of professional organizations has got me to thinking…

There used to be a popular phrase plastered on buildings, stickers and used in quotes by motivational speakers. It said: ”Today is the first day of the rest of your life!” This is a pretty good thought to think and be challenged and encouraged by, but maybe a better way to think about it is: ”Today may be the last day of your life.” Everyday is a precious gift, which most of us tend to take for granted.

The scriptures are full of reminders that we have a limited amount of time in this human experience. James 4:14 says: ”Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

I don’t have any idea how serious this coronavirus deal is, but I do know that we are not guaranteed tomorrow and we never have been, so really nothing has changed. My advice is to live today as of it may be your last day. If you love someone tell them, pull close and hug and kiss those who are dear to you. Forgive and let go of negativity. Do the things that matter, while there is still time to do those things. LIVE your life, that’s why you are here and that is what you were given this day to do.

The past is over, learn from it, let it go and move on. The future here on earth is not promised to any of us, so accept today as the present, open it up and enjoy it for all its worth and you will have nothing to fear.

The Present Is Your Present!

Today is a gift and that it why it is called ”the present”. Past is yesterday, it gone, over and there is no need to dwell there. Tomorrow is the future and not here yet, so no need to get distracted by it. Today is what we have and if we live it wisely, it has the potential to be absolutely magical.

You are an eternal spiritual being. You are an eternal spiritual being, who gets to live in a body of flesh and experience a human existence. This is not your total life, but it is your present life and the great tragedy is that so many of us are missing it, because we are stuck in the past or distracted by the future.

If we’re not careful, we end up living life in the wring direction. We tend to move out of the present and into the past or future, because we get caught up in living life from an attitude of desperation, rather than appreciation. We allow frustration to fill the void of unrealized dreams and broken promises. Gratitude is the key that opens up our life ability to overcoming it all, so that we might fulfill our created purpose.

”But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.” -I Corinthians 15:51-53

In this present moment, we live in our connection with eternity. Who you are, right now, in this present moment is who you are in reality. You are love, because you were created by love, in love and for love. You are a miracle who produces miracles and as you learn from your past and live the present in fulness, the future opens up and offers you expanded opportunity to live, learn and grow.

Don’t miss this present moment. Everything you are looking and longing for, can be found from this place. Live in the joy of this incredible moment and watch dreams become reality, miracles become common place and blessings become the natural by product of living.