Pause

It’s getting closer—and now closer. Moments follow moments until you reach the moment—the here and now.

No matter what comes before and regardless of what follows, God is always there, always in the present. No matter when. No matter where.

God is with you—here and now. Open your heart to know God better.

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Listen

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Deuteronomy 30:19–20

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Think

The passage from Deuteronomy comes from Moses’ final speech as the Israelites were preparing to enter the Promised Land. The end of their long journey in the wilderness was in sight, but it wasn’t over yet.

Today is Wednesday, and a great day to hear this call. Wednesdays can be hard; the weekend is in sight and the countdown is on, but there are still three solid days left to get through. Responding to Moses’ challenge is less a once-in-a-lifetime moment and more of a daily choice. Each and every day we can choose life. Each and every day we can decide to live life loving, obeying, and holding fast to God.

Katie Day

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Pray

God of Life, you choose me. Despite all my shortcomings and failures, you claim me as your child. Thank you. Give me the courage to choose you as well. Amen.

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Go

Even while the seconds go ticking by,
Even as days pass, one and then the other,
Every moment is but a beginning.

Go into the moments ahead
Alert to the never ending promise
That every instant is inhabited
By divine companionship.

Katie Day

Katie Day serves First Presbyterian Church of Monterey, CA as Associate Pastor. She lives with her husband Kevin, dogs Lola and Mr. Wiggins, and Fred the cat. Katie enjoys disc golf, team trivia, and watching reruns of “COPS.” She is currently trying to learn to play the banjo.

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