Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 ESV
I have been hearing people talk about being intentional, being present in the moment – intentional eating, intentional listening, or intentional spiritual journey. I know that so many of us get so busy (especially around the holiday season) that we lose focus, lose our peace. So I googled verses in the bible about living in the moment and ten or twelve verses came up. I chose this one because it is familiar, but not as frequently quoted as verses such as 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. I liked the words “true” “honorable” “pure” – words that don’t seem to be used as often these days. I also like the fact that it is from a letter Paul wrote to a struggling church, offering them comfort and guidance. We all struggle and need direction, and this is a good guide.
Dear God, help me to be more in the moment and more intentional in my life. Amen