We can spend so much time thinking about our future, envisioning where we want to be and what we desire to be doing years down the road, that we don’t take time to embrace the moment—to consider how blessed we are to be living right here, right now, in the present. For some, you’re standing between your past and your future. Either you’re focused on the future and the plans you have, or you’re allowing past failures to keep you from envisioning you could ever have a bright future. Take a moment right now and consider how blessed you are to be alive, in spite of your circumstances. Think about how good God has been to you, and the many tests and trials He’s brought you through. That’s what David did as he looked over his life and considered how God had blessed him. He said in Psalm 103:1-5, The Message: “O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing! He forgives your sins—every one. He heals your diseases—every one. He redeems you from hell—saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal. He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.” Those words from David should be the daily praise of every believer. Just like David, we are always in God’s presence. His blessings are over us every day—not just somewhere far off in the future. That’s why we should do as the Bible instructs. Philippians 4:4 says “Celebrate God all day, every day.” In 1 Thessalonians 5:16, we’re told to “Rejoice evermore.” That word evermore includes today—right now! So, forget about the past and let tomorrow take care of itself. Appreciate the moment! Thank God for His love, that you’re alive, and that He is blessing you.
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