Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over–seven baskets full.

Today is December 4th, 2019.  Just think about that.  Where did the year go?  The first two decades of a new millennia?  Time flies.  Or does it?  As a child, I remember thinking quite vividly will this day, this hour, this stupid history class, ever end?  Time dragged as a child.  Or did it?  Time is what we make of it.  A second can’t last longer than a second and a day can’t last longer than 24 hours.  It’s how we spend that time that either makes it seem fast or slow.  Do we live in anticipation of things to come?  Do we live like everything has a deadline and we are frantic to stay ahead of it?  That is part of what my Advent goal is this year.  I want to live in the moment and try to make the best of each moment that I have.  Good or bad, I want to savor each and every experience in my life and offer thanks to God for allowing me to live that experience.

Advent should teach us three things.  Christ lived in the Past; Christ is present among us  now and Christ is the Hope of our future when He returns and brings the faithful to His kingdom.  Time is the same thing.  Time is past, it is present and it is future.  I have memories to enjoy the good and learn from the bad in my past.  I have hope for my future.  I am living in the present and need to make the most of that time right now.  I must learn to marry Christ with my time, making Him my Past, my Present and my Future.

Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come.

Do something great for our Lord today…remember a great moment from your past, set a goal for the future, but more importantly Praise our God for the moment you are living in right now.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.  Compete well for the faith.

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