Every morning before the sun rises, before I get in my car to head to work, I take a walk. This is my favorite part of the day. The moon is shining down with a beautiful glow, many stars are still shining bright. Besides nature singing off and on, there is mostly silence. During this time, I feel the closest to Jesus. It’s as if He and I are the only ones in the world awake. In this stillness, I have His full attention and He has mine. I feel His very presence and hear His sweet, soft whisper. It is my quiet time, my prayer time – the time when I am fully aware that He is there.
Then it all changes.
I get in my car and head to work where my day is busy and even lunchtime has become a time to get personal things done – pay bills,reply to emails and social media, and even catch up on reading the Bible. After work, I go home where family, pets and household needs take over.
Yet, Jesus is there even during those times. He is there even when we are too busy to be aware. Right here, right now, and in every moment, He is there.
Jesus tells His disciples in Matthew 28:20, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
He is ever present, and although we may be present, we are not always focusing or even recognizing His presence. At least, not like we do when the world is still and we are uninterrupted.
So, here is a challenge for all of us. Choose to pause in His presence in the busiest times of your day. Pause . . . Breath . . . Recognize . . . Pray.
Thank Him louder than your loudest moments.
“Keep Me in the Moment” by Jeremy Camp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb1bx3hYfzg)
“Hurry Up and Wait” by MercyMe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxbfyt8Rraw)
“Closer than you Know” by Hillsong United (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHBd-V167Mg)