Wednesday, June 2, 2010

This Is The Moment

Hebrews 3:12-15
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.  But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.  We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.  As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion."

When I began writing Nan's Calendar in the format of  handwritten journal entries, I had so much energy and enthusiusm.  I wrote every day and sometimes, several times in the day.  The beginning of Nan's Calendar was August 01, 2007.  It progressed to being sent out by email to family and friends on October 21, 2007.  I continued to be energetic and inspired in my writings.  Much of my inspiration came from comments by family and friends when they were touched by something they read.  With few exceptions, I sent out the messages every day.  The Calendar outgrew email September of last year and I believe God led me to this format of sending it out to the far reaches of the world.  I am humbled that people in many states of our country and people in other countries, as well, have taken time to read the messages God has inspired for me to write. 
It has been my hearts desire to encourage others in my daily life.  I say all of this to make a point.  That being,  in the past few months, I have been writing less and less.  I have heard that when we give our best, the best comes to us.  Maybe I haven't been giving my best of late.  Maybe I haven't been as driven and as inspired.  There are very few people who send comments when they read Nan's Calendar.  They know who they are and I thank them dearly.  It only takes a moment to give a word of encouragement and these people took that moment.
This is the moment.  If Nan's Calendar has meant anything to you, let me know.  We don't know what tomorrow will bring.  "Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today..."  I want to live my life making conscious decisions that will result in knowing as the last breath leaves my body, I will have no regrets.  This begins with today....each decision I make today matters.  Each decision is important.  Each person with whom I interact in what ever way, matters.  Life can't be enjoyed when regrets are realized and held tightly within the heart.  "I wish I had....I should have......I could have....why didn't I......?" 
I am truly far from being perfect.  Sometimes, I mess up.  Sometimes, I make mistakes.  The sooner I accept my failing and move forward, it as at that moment of acceptance I learn and grow.  Learning and growing is never a mistake.  We live and have life experiences.  None are ever going to be all good or all bad.  We take the good and the bad and thank God for all.  Giving God the honor and glory and love and praise He deserves is what life is all about.  This is the moment.

1 comment:

  1. YES! ABSOLUTELY! When I stand before my Lord in Heaven some day, I want to have no shame or regrets. Nan, I believe that if we confess our shortcomings and ask forgiveness every day, He forgives and helps us. Since none of us is perfect, nor dynamos, He understands. He made us. May God bless you with encouragement all the days ahead. Keep on by His Grace!