One of the most effective and applicable revelations that I’ve received recently and conveyed faithfully to our ecclesia (church) is learning to “set down in the moment”.  I purposely use the word, “set”, instead of “sit”.  To set something is to place it, establish and purpose it for a particular reason and a particular season.  In our fast-paced world, which is only getting nauseatingly faster, personal and soulish unrest is growing within, which only leads to an unstable community and schizophrenic society.

todd murnerFor me, to “set down in the moment” is just another way of quieting my soulish and fleshly desires to enjoy the life I’ve been given by Yahweh and enjoy and engage the people who populate it.  Even Yahshua implored us to love our enemies, to love our neighbors, to submit to one another, to get along. Why is this so difficult?

In my humble opinion, we live our lives at breakneck speed and wonder why we crash.  We seem to always be on our way to somewhere.  People don’t seem to remember that life comes equipped with a brake pedal as well as a gas pedal.  Moving faster in life does not equate to success and prosperity.  Don’t allow Babylon’s frenetic pace to define a Kingdom life for you.

In your day-to-day activities and responsibilities, do you find yourself dreaming of being elsewhere?  Do you complain to others about the life you are presently living?  Are you consistently in a hurry to get things done so you can get to something you’d rather be doing?  Do you exhibit a habit of checking social media many times a day to escape your world to live in someone else’s world?  Social media for the Christian today is the rapture theology of the Pentecostals of yesteryear-ESCAPISM!

Practice setting down in a moment by embracing the present reality of who you and where you are placed.  Don’t disrespect everyone around you by wanting to be somewhere else with someone else…rude, rude, rude!

Yahweh is a redeemer of time.  Therefore, enjoy the moment you’re in right now, embrace it and make the most of it by giving it all you have.  Be a faithful person of excellence and watch Yahweh flood your life with joy and contentment.  These verses in the book of Proverbs have served me well and countless others too:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart (set down in the moment), And lean not on your own understanding (don’t be distracted); In all your ways acknowledge Him (worship), And He shall direct your paths (bless your life with significance and purpose).”  Proverbs 3:5,6