I recently sat in a room of professional women and men, all of whom were busy emailing, texting, and twittering. No one bothered to connect with one another. I have no room to condemn their behavior, I was a willing participant in the crazed connectivity frenzy. We needed to stop and pay attention to the gift of one another in the moment.
I want to live with a sense of wonder, energized and passionate for the gift of life.
When I am preoccupied with schedules, tasks, and the busyness of the day, I’ve missed the gift of the day. When I pay attention, seeking what God has, intentionally looking for the gift of the moment, I am filled with a sense of wonder, grateful for it all.
The every day occurrences . . . the sunrise, the first star that appears in the evening skies, a rainbow that seems to touch the ground, the smiles of our little ones, a conversation with a friend, or even a good cup of coffee . . . are the gifts that matter. But the irony, is that I often miss the greatness of these gifts, too busy to experience the wonder of it all.
I don’t want to miss what God gives: Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows. We have a special role in His plan. He calls us to life by His message of truth so that we will show the rest of His creatures His goodness and love.James 1:17-18 (VOICE)
So, I am continuing the revolution, determined to pay attention to what matters, to live in wonder, energized and passionate for the gift of life.
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)