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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.