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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.

The Power Of Being Present!

So many of us are failing to live life, because we are distracted by the failures of yesterday or anxious about the worries of tomorrow. We miss the holiness of the present moment, because we are not fully present. Part of us is stuck in the past and part of us is lost in the future and whatever is left over is trying to get by in this human experience. This is no way to live this amazing and beautiful gift called life.

To live in the power of the present we must learn from yesterday, our past mistakes and failures and then let them go and move on. Otherwise we run the risk of totally missing the present and all the miracles and blessings it has to offer. To live in the power of the present we must learn to not get drawn out of the now by worrying about tomorrow and what may or may not happen.

Insurance companies know that a large percentage of the stuff we worry about never happens and this is why they rake in billions of dollars a every year, because somehow we are convinced that giving them our money buys us a little peace of mind, just in case???

Luke 12:25-31 says: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”

In this moment, we have the perfect, infinite and empowering love of God. When I learn to live in the present moment, by not being distracted by the past or lost in the future, I am free to experience the salvation that breaks the thoughts that attempt to enslave me. In this place of power, nothing has the strength to hold me back or keep me down, except my thoughts which I choose to empower.

In this beautiful place of love, this majestic present moment, I receive forgiveness, restoration and am filled with everything I need to live the most amazing human experience ever. In this moment I can choose to give what I have received, showing that I truly get it and releasing the weight of burdens that had long enslaved me. In this moment, I am open to miracles and realize that life is a day and eternity. In this moment, I am everything I am created to be and nothing that gets in the way of the Master’s plan for my blessing and fulfillment.

Today, right now in this very moment, I choose to live in the unlimited power of the present. I learn from and let go of past sins and failures for myself and others. I keep my thoughts under control and focused, so that I do not wander and get lost in an uncertain future and instead find in the power of this present moment the opportunity to create a future of blessing that chases me rather than having me chase it. I allow love to get rid of fear and light to overcome darkness, so that I might be, do and experience all I was created for.

Forgive what was, don’t get lost in what might be and choose to grab hold of what is and enjoy the presence and peace of the One who brought you to the dance in this present moment – it truly is magic!