Am I living fully in the present now?

Or do I dwell in the past?

Just a moment ago…or years ago.

So easy to slip and lose our footing.

To forget the promises that hold us steady.

Lost in longings for the future- maybe later today or weeks ahead- maybe years.

That urge to turn the calendar to the next month before it arrives…

If only…

Poisons my present.

Disappointments can hang my head.

Distract me.

Disappointments with others, with myself.

Expectations like a noose around my neck.

Oh Lord lift my eyes.

things are looking up, way up

Today, in every moment let me only seek Your Face.

Not dwell on past mistakes- even moments before.

But fall at your feet.


Open my mouth in praise and prayer- alwaysin everything.

Your Grace is already here.

Why do I fail to grasp it?


Try again.

Don’t be discouraged o my soul.

Sometimes I replay conversations in my mind.

Lord, help me to let it go. 


To learn what I can to grow in grace and seek to honor you in all things.

Only by continually dwelling with you.

In seeking you in every moment.

You are my hope.

You change me.

You dwell within me.

You produce fruit in my life.

You give all good things.

You pour love and grace continually into my life.

You love unceasingly.

Sometimes I wonder why I have to learn the same lessons over and over.

I am ashamed by how easily I am deceived, how quickly I slip-even after just being with You.

How did I lose you so quickly?

Just lift your eyes child.

Lift your eyes.

See me, your Savior.

Abide in My Word.

Expect trouble.

You know where to look.

Pay attention- watch.

Your enemy prowls.

Hold on-my Word is life.

Keep it on your heart as a seal.

Dwell today.

Don’t let yesterdays or past moments take you away.

Just dwell in me today.


Quiet your soul.

Abide in me.

let it go

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3 Responses to Abide

  1. Your post reminds me of the old hymn Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.

    Turn your eyes upon Jesus.
    Look full in His wonderful face.
    And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
    in the light of His glory and grace.

    Aaah. That feels good, doesn’t it?

    • Rachel says:

      Yes, Tami- I agree, it does feel good to have our eyes lifted to God. I love that hymn- thank you for stopping by and sharing. God bless you.

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