Intersecting Life and Faith

No Gaps

I want to live in the moment. Living in the moment has kept me from writing here on a regular basis. Honestly, inspiration and passions have not seen fit to visit over that past few months. Does that make me less of a writer I ask myself often? In my bio which you can find on my side bar, I am a wife, pastor’s wife, mother and writer. The first three will not change with the seasons, but the writing I’m finding I will need to make time and allow the Holy Spirit to move in my heart and mind. For now I thought the following post written almost a year ago was a good reminder of how I want to live. Stay tuned for a head spinning post…my head has been spinning lately.

Too often I find myself

  • waiting for the weekend
  • looking forward to a day off
  • anticipating a vacation.

And while there is nothing wrong with planning for tomorrow and looking forward to gifts of time off, I find myself living for those days rather than living for this moment. I’m reminded on a regular basis God does not promise me tomorrow. (James 4:13-16)

Glorifying God in whatever I do (1 Corinthians 10:31) is not so hard when I take life moment by moment.

The meaning of each moment is rooted in the purposes of God and those purposes sanctify the moment. His plan for me and you is for His purposes to be accomplished. Paul David Tripp

Scripture is full of what God’s purpose is…

His glory to be known among His people and His nations. God sent His Son because all have sinned and fallen short of the GLORY OF GOD. (Romans 3:23)

How do I live in the moment and glorify God? This morning I

  • Looked in the mirror telling myself I am made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27)
  • Surrendered my day to Him, it’s not about me, it’ s about God and what He is up to in my life today, moment by moment
  • Pray while I drive Lauren to school, sometimes praying before I pull out of the driveway
  • Think about Him in all my ways, knowing I can trust Him with whatever happens (Proverbs 3:6)
  • While chopping onions and mincing garlic I prayed for friends I know who are struggling/suffering today (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

I could go on and I certainly have not arrived. But I want to live so close to the foot of the cross with no gaps between how I live and who I am in Christ.

Today may you live in the moment and know what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with God. (Ephesians 3:18-19)

And may all today’s gaps  be filled with pursuing God.

“The value of the Word is inestimable, as our means of walking with God in the hurry, business, and temptation of the day.” Charles Bridges


  1. Debbie

    This is just as true today as what you wrote a year ago! WOW, just the wake up call I needed this morning, as I spend wasted time in grumbling over the details that God has brought into my life these past few weeks. Help me Lord, to live in this moment, to glorify you in all I do and say. Thanks, Jody for this post!

  2. Debbie

    I have been meditating on Psalm 39. God’s instructions for living in the moment. For me watching what I say verses 1 & 2 and then moving on to the very heart of the matter. Teach me to number my days and my ways. Thank you again for your perspective on how to live each moment for Christ and Christ alone.

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