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Into Tomorrow

Into Tomorrow

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up ( Five Minute Friday link-up). Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes.

Kate said Time was this weeks prompt. It immediately brought to mind several things. I will touch on a few.

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First it brought to mind Jeremy Camp’s song Keep Me In The Moment. The chorus goes ” keep me in the moment, I don’t want to miss what you have for me.” We already know that time goes right on by us, then at one point or another we say ” where did it go”. I really don’t want to miss what Jesus has for me, which means I need to be still. quiet, and mindful.


Wow, time just flew by. So where does it go? Well considering whatever age or stage we are in now, we can look back and see where it went.

I can distinctly remember when my now 24 year old daughter was an infant. I remember rocking her and thinking that time is going to go by in a blink of an eye. I wanted to savor every single little moment of that infant stage. I wanted to stay in that moment, and ignore that time was going to go by in a blink of an eye, no matter how I wanted to will it not to.  Moreover, sure enough as I did know, time went by in a blink of an eye and I see my now adult daughter growing into wonderful woman. Her “baby” sister is 19 and I am watching her grow into a wonderful young adult woman as well.

Not only did they grow, I grew with them. I can think back, and remember how I enjoyed going through the ages and stages with them.

And now? for me, it’s time to watch them grow and mature on their own. Time to watch their ages and stages develop and mature in adulthood.

Every tomorrow Jesus gives us is a new day one. So, in my tomorrows, I want to keep myself in those moments. I really don’t want to miss what he has for me. So that means, I need to practice the pause, be still, quiet, listen and be mindful.

We only have one go around.

Selah {Pause&Reflect}

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18 thoughts on “Into Tomorrow

  1. Such a good reminder to live in the moment and not be in a rush to whatever is next! Enjoy and savor the moment God has us in right now!

    Love,
    Annie

  2. I can so relate Paula! I try and encourage young mom’s to savor every moment with their little ones, even the challenging ones, because like you say, “time flies!” My children are grown and now I have three grandchildren who are growing bigger by the minute! I’m so thankful for the time God is giving me with them!

  3. A beautiful post, Paula, and a wonderful song by Jeremy Camp. Our kids are about twice as old as yours and our oldest granddaughter is 16. I can definitely relate to the sentiments and thoughts you write about here. I’m truly loving this part of life, watching our children and grandchildren mature and grow in their knowledge of Christ, seeing one generation pass the baton of faith to the next.
    ~Cindie, visiting from FMF #57

  4. I completely related to this as my oldest 2 children are similar ages to yours. (God’s sense of humour also blessed us with a 7 year old!) My hubby’ s favourite singer is Jeremy Camp. Definatley feel connected to you as a sister in Christ through this post. God bless Loretta #6

  5. I was inspired by a song as well :). I love your perspective as a mother of adult children. I have a one year old + four year old, so I often need the reminder that time does go quickly.

  6. Thanks for the reminders and for the Jeremy Camp song. That is a helpful reminder as well. Our children are now in their 40’s and we have six grandchildren. The oldest, a granddaughter is now driving and recently got a job as a caregiver in the home where her great grandma was before God called her home in 2020. Her great grandma was a nurse who cared for others. Her mom is a nurse who cares for others. Her grandma, my wife, is a loving woman who cares for others. May the chain go unbroken!

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