Valued Moments

Timely Moments

At 11:59:59 pm, midnight is the future.

At 12:00:00 am, midnight is the present.

At 12:00:01, midnight is the past.

For any second in time, there is a future, present, and past.

The past, whatever else it was, is over and can’t be changed.

My future on earth may or may not come. At some point, I’ll step into eternity with God.

So the present, whatever is happening, is the only time I have. And I need to decide how I want to live it.

Varied Moments

There have been:

— Unbearable seconds when I prayed for emotional or physical pain to stop.

— Peaceful moments, in the beauty of God’s world, that I wished would not end.

— Boring hours I wasted, longing for some kind of diversion or excitement.

— Moments spent with loved ones, both ordinary and extraordinary, that are sometimes only cherished when they can no longer be experienced.

Significant Moments

And the most important moments for me: quiet times talking and listening to God. Where I acknowledge that all of my moments are in His loving hands. And every second was planned so I can be who He created me to be and accomplish what I was created to do.

What helps you value each moment?

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “Valued Moments

  1. I think learning to value each moment is something I need to continue to work on. I am easily distracted. As always, your posts really make me think more deeply than I normally would, and I look forward to reading them each week:)

    • Thank you, Jane, for reading and sharing. It is difficult for me to be “present”. I do my best to be mindful, but a second goes by so quickly!

  2. Nice post, Joni. It would be nice if we could make every present moment a significant moment. This is a great encouragement and challenge to do just that.

    • Thank you for reading and commenting, Tim. Glad my post was helpful. I appreciate your support. 🙂

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