Just a Moment in Time

Yesterday I started out on my prayer walk, just like so many other days. I love to walk through the woods and talk to my God. I can sense His presence more there than any other place I can think of.

I headed to the short-cut through my neighborhood that leads to my "prayer closet". I crossed the old, worn, railroad tracks to get to the field just before the wooded area; however to get to the field i first had to cross a small park. That's where God stopped me!

This is my favorite time of year.The Autumn freshness was in the air and I stopped to take several deep breaths, filling my lungs with the clean freshness of Fall. My gaze was directed skyward to the beautiful azure blue of the heavens - not a cloud to be seen anywhere. Not far away I could see a splash of color in the trees, a foretaste of hues to come.

The deep blue against the deep green of the trees, and just a slight tint of color, the sting of the coolness of the Autumn wind brought me to a stand-still.

I never would make it to the field. God held me still in awe of His Creation. That was just the beginning. God took the time to point out to me that this moment was created in time just for me. The park was empty, not a soul anywhere. I was left alone with God in these beautiful surroundings.

Then God spoke. Oh I didn't hear an audible voice, but I certainly got the message. "Be still, and just know Me. Be still and understand that I gave you this moment in time. It belongs to no one else. You, and you alone are to experience this moment. If you were not here, this moment would never be experienced by anybody."

The tree that falls in the forest out of ear-shot, does it make a sound? Would that moment in time have existed if I hadn't been there to enjoy it with my Lord? Of course the trees would have still been there. The blue sky would have still existed, but the moment - what about the moment? God pulled me into Himself. I had sweet communion with Him and it was much more meaningful than if God had not stopped me on my journey and redirected my steps.

God cares about each of us individually. He longs to have fellowship with us, and He'll go to any length to have it - even if that means stopping us dead in our tracks to experience His presence; even if it means redirecting our plans, even if . . .

God will have His way. Just be still and know Him, and enjoy the moment. It's been created just for you.

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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very beautiful and you have said it well. Up and shared.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Those moments in time are treasures from our Father. Fall is my favorite season. I live near the woods as well. and that is where I find Him often. Thanks for sharing your special moment.


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GodTalk 4 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan

Beautiful words about your experience with our Lord. Thanks for sharing!


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

God is here and even everywhere ...what is important we have to feel him.....His presence will make you feel worthwhile........He has given all of us his time and moment to spend .....most important is that we should take out time to feel his presence........one should spend quality time with oneself which means spending time with God......

Good luck friend to enjoy moment with Almighty God


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Faithful Daughter 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Me too, LG, spending time alone with God where I can appreciate His creation in total peace and quiet is my favorite place to be.

I understand perfectly well when you said God spoke to you. He speaks to us in so many ways. Sometimes hearing His voice, even if it’s a whisper, can be a sobering experience; it stops us long enough to take it all in and receive His message of love. Wishing I was walking in a peaceful place right now with God instead of being at work (on my lunch break of course).


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thanks for the vote, Jackie. Good to hear from you!


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

LS, of Him

You're quite welcome! His Creation has a special way of speaking of the Creator. Jesus is all through the woods, forests. mountains, and waterways. Praise His Name!


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

You're welcome GodTalk. Thanks for the visit.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

carriethomson,

God certainly is everywhere. Jesus has promised to meet us anytime and anywhere we choose. I have found that as you say, ".one should spend quality time with oneself which means spending time with God" is not necessarily true because I can spend quality time with myself apart from God if I so choose. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

FD,

That still small voice that most often comes as a whisper is worth everything. I'd be lost without my daily prayer time - just me and my Lord. It gets me through the rest of the day! Glad you were able to stop by.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

"I'd be lost without my daily prayer time..."

I read a message by David Wilkerson yesterday in which he told about talking with many pastors over the years who said they were just too busy to have a prayer time. Prayer is the first priority for every minister of the gospel, and every Christian. How can a minister, or church leadership lead under the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit if they don't pray? And how can Christian's walk in step with the Spirit if they never pray or read their Bibles? I so appreciate your heart for prayer LG. If only more pastors and leaders and Christians would do this daily. Not that I am perfect at it either, but I do know by experience what I happens when I do, and what happens when I don't. I can't do life without time with God in the prayer closet.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

LS,

If you're too busy to pray, then you're too busy. We can't know God's heart without walking with Him in prayer. Keep on meeting with God in your personal prayer closet and He'll meet with you there. If the others don't want the blessing, that's their choice. Thanks for adding to the conversation!


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

LS,

Just another thought. Have you listened David Wilkerson's message on A Call to Anguish? If you haven't check it out. It's posted on the TGAF website on the videos page.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Yes I have. One of the most powerful messages I ever heard. He was so anointed.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila

Beautiful hub with beautiful thoughts to live by. There is no place in this world greater than where the presence of God is. There is nothing like the presence of God. This is indeed the source of my happiness. Thank you for sharing this lovely hub here at Hubpages. Blessings to you always and to your family. Best regards.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Hi Cristina,

You said it well. "There is nothing like the presence of God." Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Lifegate... moments such as these are indeed moments to write about. Thank you for taking us along with you...

Many hugs from Canada


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

You're quite welcome. I enjoyed sharing my trip. I can't think of an appropriate word that would truly describe that day. Awesome might come close, but still falls short. Thanks for going with me.


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Cherry4 4 years ago from New York

Lifegate, i am new to hubpages but this moment right here is for me...what you wrote a few weeks ago is giving me my moment tonight. I also enjoy walking in the Park and i always take pictures of the tress, the playground or the benches when no one is on them. I look at the falling leaves and think about all the beautiful things God gave us to enjoy. That was today and as i read your hub it took me back to those moments, your hub made me stop for a bit to think back of that moment. How clearly and precise you wrote this that i can actually visualize and feel the cool breeze again from that moment. Your words brought this hub to life. I also like that you said you did not hear an audible voice but you knew...some would have exaggerated and said they did...you kept it simple yet so profound. I am happy to be one of your followers on hubpages. Be blessed.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

C4,

I'm certainly glad you are one of my followers too as we follow the Lord together. I'm also glad you were able to relate to my moment in time. God is anywhere, anytime we choose to meet with Him. Thanks for stopping by to read this hub!

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