Our lives are lived in a series of small moments. Microseconds of breath and being. Although our major focus tends to be on the larger issues that preoccupy us, it’s life’s small moments that matter the most. They’re the ones we need to savour and build good memories from.
Each moment can be life defining because they have the potential to be soul altering. The decisions we make and the ways we act and react are a result of tiny, incremental drip-feeding over years that we are giving to our minds and hearts.
If we feed ourselves with positive, life enhancing thoughts, absorb and put into practice the teaching which the Bible gives us, then we are better placed to live more mindfully. Which will give us a deeper moment by moment awareness.
By living more in the moment, we can develop a better appreciation for all things. A greater gratitude. And closer relationships with God and others, as we practice being in His presence and being more present to them.
It only takes a moment
it only takes a moment to hurt a person’s heart
or crush a soul with a harsh, ill-judged remark
it only takes a moment to think, pause and pray
before we rush blindly, heedlessly into the day
it only takes a moment to cause another
pain, to wound them with our words and deeds
and give them reason to feel ashamed
it only takes a moment, tears, a mere breath
to repent, and seek a different route instead
it only takes a moment to inflict another
with the lashing from our tongues, and watch
as they shrink down low inside themselves
it only takes a moment to stop and weigh up
our words, and give our mouths a holy pause
it only takes a moment to show those whom
we love how very precious and valued they are
it only takes a moment to care, esteem another
higher than ourselves, and want to serve them well
it only takes a moment to live an open, grace filled
life—providing we’re aware and willing to oblige
I’m grateful that a few moments spent praying for the gift of words have given me a poem to share with you today. It’s inspired by this week’s five-minute-friday prompt of ‘moment’. Just click here to join us there. I’m even more thankful it only takes a moment for God to begin to fix what is broken in us. He doesn’t delay in pouring out His grace and love! 🙂