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I am trying to find a way to slow down time. It seems to be flying by so fast that I can’t find the time to enjoy the present. So, that is my goal. I need to enjoy each moment as it is. Which reminds me, I also have a tendency to worry about the future.

Matthew 6:25-34

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

I’m having a hard time enjoying one moment at a time and not worrying about tomorrow. I am challenging myself to take one moment at a time, focusing on the presence of God, and the blessings that He bestows upon me.

I have decided to take a job! The only job that I wanted when I moved back to Indiana was available and I went and got it on Friday! I will be a kennel technician at a local dog boarding/day play business. I LOVE animals and it is a full-time job that offers me a steady income while I run the single mom ministry. I am nervous after not working for 2 1/2 years, but it will be okay. I will NOT worry about tomorrow! I WILL focus on God!

Speaking of the ministry, the LIFE group is not growing as I would have liked, but all in God’s timing. I am planning a book study for January, just trying to figure out the book. I was thinking of something on prayer or something different like Janine Turner’s “Holding Her Head High: Inspirations from 12 Single Mothers Who Championed Their Children and Changed History” I have also decided to partner with a local church in their large community garden in the Spring.

And if that wasn’t enough, I am also making jewelry to sell as a side hustle.

It means taking time to smell the roses and enjoying each moment as it comes. Easier said than done! In the mean time, I am asking for your prayers as I navigate the transition back to a full-time job and doing everything else that I need to do. God is good and has blessed me abundantly!

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