Live Wisely

Live wisely ...and make the most of every opportunity... -Colossians 4:5

I've loved this verse for a long time. A friend was praying for me once and this verse came to his mind. I remember vividly, we were traveling in China.

On a boat.

Down the Yangtze.

Why I remember that moment so vividly?

Guess I was living in that moment.

At that moment, I didn't really get how it applied to me. After all, I seemed to be living vicariously in the moment.

Now, I get it. I really get it.

Living wise, making the most of this very moment.

Her tiny voice, that is finally starting to echo our words.

Her bright smile.

Her exploring nature.

Her moments of thought.

The way reaching back to hold her hand in the car still soothes her cry.

Look for the details in today. Those gifts, you've been given. Note them in your memory. Never let them leave your heart.

Take a moment and purposely shift your mind from all things to be done to: what is happening right now. You'll be surprised at the goodness you'll find.