Your life’s purpose in one moment of Thanks!
What amazing moment is in store for you?
What Thank-Fullness does redemption bring?
“Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” – Luke 2:38
This verse was about a woman named Anna from the tribe of Asher who had spent 70+ years locked away in the Temple just fasting and praying. This was the moment when she met a little child named Jesus.
I love this phrase “at that very moment” for a very simple reason-It is the time when God works!
God worked in that very moment and it was a moment this woman had waited her whole life to see and experience. Because of “that very moment” this very woman couldn’t wait to talk about one thing- The Child that would bring Redemption.
Redemption is also known as Reconciliation or bringing back two parts into one part. But what were the two parts and how are they brought back together.
Here in lies the ultimate gift and the ultimate gratitude.
You were reconciled with God through the life and brutal sacrifice that Jesus freely gave and this 84 year old woman knew it just as soon as she met this child.
That redemption is not based on the law, your effort or anything else just on the cross! This reconciliation and the realization of it is the single most amazing moment of your life for the simple fact that you realize you were powerless and are powerless-But He took care of that and met the need to reconcile you back to Him- God!
Take several deep breaths and just relax as best you can. Take a moment to see each exhale just releasing stress and God Almighty taking it from you. Now just breathe normally and follow that breath with each and every one:
Breathe in and say:
“God You Are”
Breathe out and say:
“In this moment”
Practice this for several moments and remember to look for God in each moment and give thanks for those little moments- cause that is where He is.
Don’t Worry- Be Grace-Fully Thank-Full!!