Live in the Moment for Him
- Date: May 11, 2010
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew 6:34)
- From Friends
The one thing Father has been working in my life these last months, and especially in these last weeks, is the ability to live in the moment. I'll give you some Scriptures: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow... Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:34). One of the things many of us do that distracts us and wears us out is that we are so caught up with trying to find the will of God that we fail to realize we are in the will of God. I am right where God wants me right now. So we rejoice in that, and we take no thought for the morrow. Not only do we not worry about the necessities of life, as Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33), but taking no thought has to do also with understanding that the real issue at hand is God's providential care for us. "Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things" (Matthew 6:32). He tells us by His Spirit, later, through the Apostle: "[Cast] all your care upon Him; for He careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). So, we come into that rest and apply it our lives, especially as it pertains to being knit together by God in relationships and as a community.
It is so important and necessary in the time we spend together that we don't allow our thinking to be perverted into believing that our relationships are to be natural and social, but not spiritual. We need to have koinonia, not recreation. Koinonia needs to be a part of everything we do as the body of Christ. Be conscience of that: If you find yourself, the majority of the time, just sitting around talking about the mundane - - "Let me tell you what I got at this yard sale. Let me tell you about the sale at the mall. Let me tell you about the ball game. Let me share the latest and greatest political news." - - that, in and of itself, is not bad. But make sure, in the midst of all that, that when you have left, someone you have been talking to is edified and spiritual needs in the body of Christ are met. Just as the Scriptures say, in Deuteronomy, to train your children when you walk in the way and when you rise up (Deuteronomy 6:7, 11:19).
The spiritual is a practical and constant part of our life. We do not have a spiritual life and a secular life; we can't compartmentalize these things. That's a problem we can have even when we get together for fellowship. We think that this is going to be movie time and then, if we need to, if somebody brings it up, maybe we will have a time of prayer or share something. The spiritual should always be in the midst when we gather together for some type of social function. How many times, in the midst of a social function have needs been spoken and all the other activities stop? It is so natural for us to care for one of the members of the body that the emphasis is not on what we are eating or what the movie is, but the care of those around us. That's how the Holy Spirit moves. Our life cannot be compartmentalized. We become so sensitive that, if, in the midst of the home movie or theater movie or whatever, the Spirit of God speaks to us, we get up and walk out or turn the movie off. If we're sitting around playing spades, and, something comes up in the conversation, we begin to minister the grace of God. Somebody shares something, and you share back; the next thing you know, the game is over. You have ministered to one another; and the day is over and you go your way.