How does the noise of a city suddenly disappear just by seeing spring leaves lit-up by a street lamp?
As i write this, it is Sunday morning. And Monday begins Week 16 of 2012.
I notice the days fly and begin to wonder what’s really important, even though i already know.
I can make a list of things that physically need to be done. Things like cleaning, appointments, groceries. But, i can’t make a list for things like, “take a picture of a tree at night, that has little white lights, with leaves lit-up in the green of spring.” And there is no way to make a spiritual list, unless i could number one through infinity and continue to write “pay attention to God.”
The thing is, that the more i try to find ways for God to be a part of the things that i do, the farther i actually get away from from God being part of my life. Because, the fact is, God is always with me, and i must be with Him in the present time. Which means that i must speak to God within the moments that i am living, and listen to God in the moments that He speaks to me. There is no need for planning and list-making. There is no “trying to fit-God-into” what i do. It is a relationship that unfolds in each moment. You and i were given a gift of “relationship” with God, in Jesus.
Quote by Charles Caleb Colton:
Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things;
the past is gone, the future is not come,
and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it,
and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.
Quote by Tennessee Williams:
Time is the longest distance between two places.