Please visit your user settings to re-enable images."The Truth Will Set You Free" series of sermons presents sermon #022 entitled "Your Place in the Moment"Main Entry: 1place
1 a : physical environment : space b : a way for admission or transit c : physical surroundings
Main Entry: mo·ment
1 a : a minute portion or point of time : instant b : a comparatively brief period of time
2 a : present time <at the moment she is working on a novel> b : a time of excellence or conspicuousness <he has his moments>
Greetings Brothers and Sisters of Amarr and others listening in today. As promised after the encouraging words heard after my previous sermon on Immortality I am striving to write more meaningful and insightful sermons. My goal is to make you question.
The title of this sermon is "Your Place in the Moment". Simple enough I guess. Lets break it down though and analyze the different parts of the title. The first word is "YOUR". This obviously implies individuality and what refers to you. Again simple enough.
The second word PLACE is a bit more difficult. It's easy to say "I'm standing in this place". But what is your place
at the moment? When I speak of place I speak of your role in the fabric of history. What are you doing that one moment to leave a legacy for others? You should also ask other questions of yourself like why do I occupy this place?.
When evaluating your place it's important to look at the big picture. As a religious man I spend alot of time in church and alot of time in prayer. It is my place to do so as it is what God has commanded me to do via the holy scriptures. I know my place.
The final word of the title is MOMENT. One explanation of the word could be right now
. Look at your watch, see what time it is, thats the moment. What I'd like you to do though is look deeper into the moment and see what brought you there. Each individual moment is a frozen segment of time that can never be repeated. I know when I look at my daily schedule each morning I sometimes wonder where all the time goes. The reality is we have all the time in the world.
Why you ask? Because we have a nearly infinite batch of moments thats why. If you can in your heart divide up your day into 24 hours, into 60 minutes each hour, into 60 seconds each minute then into one brief part of a second... that is a moment.
Moments are a gift of opportunity and blessings but it is a double edge sword. There are those who spend every moment obsessing about something, regretting past misdeeds, hurting others. Just as a moment can be used for good so can it be used for bad. How will you use it?
Your Place in the Moment = What You Bring to the Universe
When you've had a hard day at work, when you've been in battle again and again and wonder where peace is, when you've nearly forgotten your humanity in an obsessive rage, when you've fallen into despair and a life less than God would have you live. Those are moments that are once passed never repairable.
Embrace each moment of your lives. Find God and bring him into every waking moment. Every act you take in every moment is the tapestry of our lives. Some threads are frayed but keeping on the holy course can hold the tapestry together and ensure you make the most of each of your moments.