Multitasking has been hailed an asset to productivity. I have boasted of multitasking, in fact, I may or may not be writing this blog while doing something else. 🙂
While multitasking can be a positive thing, it can be a negative when we get in the presence of God. Being “in the moment” when we are in God’s presence is what defines that moment. Sadly, many things can vie for our attention. Maybe we want to take a picture of the band or tweet a line of a song that may get us a few likes.
Be in the moment
A moment is a brief period of time the outlines importance. A moment comes and it never comes back, and that is why it is important to ‘seize the moment’ as the expression goes. How much value do we place on the moment when we are in God’s presence – that moment that will not come back? A ‘kairos‘ moment is an appointed time to meet God, to receive from His Spirit and receive an impartation in His presence. In order to receive such impartation, we must be pregnant with expectation, a desire that will not stop at a performance, a melodic musical presentation, a unique voice or any type of expression any of us humans can evidence. A God moment is a close encounter between us and God the Father and nothing should rob us from fully embracing and receiving what He has for us, His kids.
Being in the moment is not doing in the moment. God said “Be still and know that I am God”, not do xxxxx and know that I am God. Acts of service are important and fulfilling, but nothing can replace “being” in the moment, enjoying the fulness of who God is when we can dedicate one on one time. We must learn to just “be”.
His presence in the present
Our minds are prone to wander, our hearts have at times divided devotion. God, however yearns for our complete and undivided attention. He says that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Diligence is a tireless pursuit, perseverance with great care, it is hard and careful attention to details. This is no lazy or shoddy devotion, only wholehearted, committed enthusiastic and at times unhinged love expression to our God. Jeremiah 29:13 is a clear reminder that we will find God when we search with ALL our hearts. Considering what God has done and what He daily continues to do for us, He deserves our full devotion now! Bill Keane said “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” To live in the present requires focusing on the now, not lunch after church, the Red Box movie we will choose for evening relaxation or the list of work meetings we’ll have tomorrow. Let’s learn to live in the present. As much as our jobs, our spouse and children need us present now, so does God. We need to put our value on the NOW! Let’s focus on what is before us NOW and when God’s presence is tangible, that is the time we need to sharpen our senses, shut everyone and everything out and enjoy that moment.
Focusing too much on tomorrow may rob us of the joys of today. When God by His Holy Spirit comes to have a close encounter with me, I want it to be me and Him. I need to learn to set aside other priorities, worries, concerns and heartaches. Let’s give it all to God who delights in giving a “…crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” (Isaiah 61:3)
How desperate are we for God? How much do we desire God above all else? Again I say the proof of desire is pursuit; let’s together pursue Him until we find Him.
Davide has a unique communication style that has given him a platform in the marketplace to use his “get the job done” skill set.God has instilled in Davide a passion to equip the body of Christ through teaching, mentoring and speaking life through experience and wisdom of years.He is deeply passionate about pursuing and cultivating the presence of God. He currently lives with his wife of 31 years, Lois in Charlotte, NC. They have 3 amazing children with their married spouses.