One Moment in Time

257844_173151136080521_100001569064996_458172_6964152_oThe lyrics to a song recorded by Whitney Houston, started going through my mind, and since it had been a long time since I heard it I thought about why I would be thinking of it and what it meant. It is actually self-explanatory, it says, “One moment in time”.  I thought about how one small incident can change the course of your whole life, and it makes you want to be cautious and very prayerful every day. One moment before the car I was driving was rear ended while sitting motionless waiting to make a left turn, I was happily listening to my radio and going to my office in the church to do some work. Suddenly my car was smashed, and aside from some bruises I was not harmed!

Things like that happen to many people every day in every place on the face of the earth. I was telling someone today about the summer that lightning struck my house. I was working in the kitchen when suddenly out of nowhere I heard a thunderbolt sound and as it struck my house it seemed to rock on its foundation. I knew it had hit the upper corner and I could smell smoke so I went running upstairs to find it, the power had gone off so I was couldn’t see too well but when I got to the end of the hall and int my bedroom I was stumbling over debris of everything which was all over the floor because of the strength and power of the bolt that struck the house right behind my book-case. The fire department finally found us and determined that the fire was out. The next day in the daylight I could see that the beam, exposed because the sheet rock had been blown off, was the wood that had been on fire because it was charred black but had supernaturally gone out. The insurance man couldn’t believe his eyes and it gave me an opportunity to witness to him about God’s miracle in stopping my fully cedar wood house from burning to the ground.

I pray Psalm 91 over my household and family every day. Here are a few verses: That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you-under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

It is true that one moment you may be happy and suddenly a tragedy may strike, but it is just as likely that you may be in trouble and suddenly you get a miracle and everything is all right once more! Remember that God can use YOU as an angel to someone in need and I say we should always be on the lookout for someone who needs an encouraging word or a prayer.

How do you want to remember your ‘One Moment In Time’?  “Each day I live I want to be a day to give the best of me. I’m only one but not alone, My finest day is yet unknown!

Try to make all your ‘moments in time’ the best you can, remembering that you can do all things through Christ which strengthens you! Philippians 4:13

2 Replies to “One Moment in Time”

  1. I think we all share a few just a “moment in time” during our life. The duck you made that caused you to just miss getting hit in the head by a flying baseball bat. The slamming on the car brakes for no reason only to miss a car flying by in front of you from nowhere. Hearing the breaking of glass overhead & throwing your arm over your head to protect yourself- the large piece of broken glass stabs into your upper arm, cuts the artery but misses the jugular vein in your neck by less than a half inch. I do remember this & a whole more that could have just as easy took my life. Why didn’t they? I had a Mother who listened to God & prayed for me every time He called her name to pray. Many times she never knew why till I came home or called but she knew I was in danger & she hit the floor on her knees praying. I came in more than once at 3-4 in the morning & found her on her knees by the couch calling my name before the Lord. I can look back in each case & see His hand of grace & protection over me keeping me alive so He could use me. I am so grateful He has loved me all these years & has been there to protect me. If I did nothing else but spend 24/7 praising Him for what He has already done in my life & I lived 20 more years I would still be less that 1% in to the praise He deserves for being there with me. Nothing can humble you quicker than knowing as you stand looking back you are still alive & breathing because God loves you & cares for your well being. How can I not love & praise Him every day for His goodness. I have no friend like Jesus & I feel so blessed knowing it. Thanks dear friend for your words today. I love you & pray God’s richest blessings on your life. Think about the great time we are going to have when we see Jesus for real…

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