Collecting Moments Weekly

10,000 Moments

By January 31, 2018 No Comments

Have you ever tried to consistently take 10,000 steps a day? It’s hard. Not because walking is hard, but because there are always more opportunities to sit …

Breakfast.
Lunch.
Dinner.
Coffee with a friend.
Meetings.
Driving.
Working at the computer.
Doctor appointments.
Dentist appointments.
Hair appointments.
Chillin’ on the couch.

To collect 10,000 steps a day, one must constantly and consistently think about finding ways to add pockets of activity to their day.

  • To park further away and walk a few extra steps.
  • To work at a standing desk and walk around in circles if need be.
  • To have coffee with a friend while strolling around the neighbourhood.

10,000 steps require one to rearrange their whole schedule and way of thinking to make 10,000 steps happen.

So is it really any different with God?

Collecting moments isn’t hard. There’s prayer, worship, scripture, church, sermons, books, podcasts, events and conferences, etc. But why is it that these things can often be so hard to do? Could it be because there are way more distracting opportunities to “sit?”

To watch Netflix, instead.
To read fluff material, instead.
To choose small talk, instead.
To not get up early and sleep in, instead.

To collect 10,000 moments a day, one must constantly and consistently think about finding ways to add pockets of awareness to their day.

  • To make supper and have a conversation with God.
  • To sit through a dentist apt while meditating on scripture.
  • To have coffee with a friend and bring God into the conversation.

10,000 moments requires one to rearrange their whole schedule and way of thinking to make 10,000 moments happen because opportunities to “sit” will always come first, faster, bigger and louder, and will always seem to be more important, more urgent and more enticing.

But if we’re really willing to get serious about collecting moments with Him, He will reveal Himself in the most beautiful of ways.

Consider today’s article to be moment one.
Consider “It Starts With A Seemingly Insignificant Moment” to be moment two.
Consider “The Beauty of Simple Moments” to be moment three.
Consider “See This Moment For What It Is, Not What It Isn’t” as moment four.
Consider the scripture below to be moment six.

And consider the song, “10,000 Reasons” to be moment seven.

Now keep going. Collect your own moments today.

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” —Matthew 6:34 (MSG)

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