We played Bingo, made s’mores, drank hot chocolate, and slept on air mattresses in the living room. And. We agreed with Madeyln: “It’s the best Friday night ever.”
Madelyn’s three-year old perspective brings a sense of living in the moment, producing a desire to intentionally experience it all, with the expectation to enjoy the simple things.
It made me want to enjoy the simple things in life with more intention—to stop and take notice–with enthusiasm for the best moment ever.
Even, so. I wonder how many moments have escaped without due attention?
So. This morning I’ve been more aware and grateful for the gift of a cup of coffee, the open pages of my Bible, writing a string of words, and being in the quiet of the early morning hours. This practice of enjoying the moment has already impacted the day, opening the door to knowing God more intimately, connecting with the One who formed all:
And yet, O Lord, you are our Father.
We are the clay, and you are the potter.
We all are formed by your hand (Isaiah 64:8, NLT).
The gift of the day is unwrapped when we see ourselves as the clay in the Potter’s hand, when we understand there’s a purpose to our existence in each moment, when we choose to let go of the worry of what is and what could be because we trust the Potter will never let us go, and when we intentionally experience moment by moment with enthusiasm propelled by gratefulness.
Isn’t it how we all want to live–in the moment–experiencing the gift?
Unwrap the gift, enjoy the moment–the best ever– as the clay in the Potter’s hand.
Learning to Kickstart the day with God,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)