I’ve experienced a million moments of sorrow and joy, of hurt and healing, of loss and gain, and of darkness and light. Along the way, I’ve realized how I experience each moment is up to me, a decision that will either lead me into the wilderness or into the Promise Land.
There’s a shift in the moment when I cross the great divide and enter into the place God wants me to be in. The most difficult challenges merge into something good, the impossible becomes possible, endings become beginnings, and all things become new.
It’s then, I am able to truthfully declare, “I am free!” The circumstance no longer dictates my life because I’ve intentionally surrendered it all to God, allowing me to focus on who and what really matters in each moment.
Christ came to earth in a moment of time to set humanity free from it all:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come. (Luke 4:18-19, NLT)
Christ changes how we see and live each moment. There’s no reason to be obligated to spend a moment on earth occupied and oppressed by circumstances or to believe nothing and no one can change what has occurred or to feel alone and powerless. There’s every reason to live beyond it all, impacting the world, making a difference, doing only what matters in the million moments of life.
So. I intentionally choose to walk in the freedom of the day, which God has graciously set before me, knowing the million moments are a gift of a lifetime.
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)