LIVING WITH JESUS IN THE NOW MOMENT
The time is 7 AM. I have to be at
work at 8 AM for a big meeting with top management.
The meeting has been planned for
months and management told us there is no excuse for
being late. I always leave my car keys on the ledge in
the kitchen. This morning they are not there. “DAM, IT.”
I start to panic and wake everyone in the house up as I
look for my car keys. My temper and voice start to rise,
as no one else in the house seems to care. I become
livid and really want to throw something thru the wall.
All of a sudden I stop!!!!
I remember that I can ask JESUS to
help!!! I become silent and say,” JESUS you know how
important this meeting is to my future, please help me
find my keys.” I start to trace my steps from the last
time I saw my keys and realize I left them in the car so
I would not forget them.” I don’t even have time to
apologize to everyone at home, consequently their day
gets off to a rough start also. Your story may be
different but the concept is probably the same.
Throughout the day whenever I
felt worry, anxiety or any negative emotion and actually
stopped to analyze the situation I inevitably found that
I did not include Jesus in my thoughts.
I had a tendency to forget Jesus
throughout the everyday hustle and bustle until
something major happened. Then I always felt guilty for
asking him to bail me out in time of need.
I now have developed the habit of
repeating my life purpose statement throughout the day
to keep me centered on Jesus. My life purpose statement
includes the 5 purposes for all our lives. Mine goes as
follows: My life purpose is to worship Jesus by
living each moment with love in my heart, act like
Jesus, share Jesus with my Christian brothers and
sisters, serve others in the name of Jesus, and let the
light of Jesus shine thru me for all the world to see.
This life purpose statement
covers the 5 purposes of life that Jesus asks us to
discipleship, ministry and evangelism. For more
information on our purpose in life please e-mail me:
I don’t mean to sound like a Holy
Roller or religious fanatic. However I believe with
every ounce of my being that keeping GOD in your present
moment is the key to spiritual victory and living the
ultimate Christian life.
By reciting this statement over and
over during the day and seeing it written in my Day
Timer, on the refrigerator, in the car, on the dashboard
of my car, I can keep myself grounded in Jesus all day
This makes all the difference in
the world when dealing with what life throws at us on a
daily basis. Believe me I have had some pretty traumatic
things happen in the past few months and without being
centered in Jesus I don’t know where I’d be today.