Why You Should Live In God's Eternal Present Moment With Jesus
Have you ever followed this instruction? "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." (Matthew 6:34) Frankly, I don't know of anyone who can honestly say that they don't worry about something. Whether past, present, or future, it seems to me that the entire human race worries, or at the very least is concerned about something. Take any person, ask them a few questions about their job, health, finances, children, extended family, friends, the list goes on, and eventually you can, and will, find a topic of concern.
This comes as no surprise since we know people are inherently imperfect in mind and body. The instruction comes from a perfect human, who is also God, Jesus. Observing this precept from His perceptive we can understand that Christ is God in human form who lives in God's consciousness, can easily follow His own advice. From God's consciousness He is aware of all thing beyond material scope. His awareness includes the totality of creation. From the smallest string of energy to the largest planetary form, His being is fully cognizant and sensitive to all the powers and forces in the universe.
Within that awareness Jesus has a complete comprehension of both the movement and control of the seen and unseen universe. If you had the same awareness and understanding you would also say, don't worry about tomorrow!
Jesus could have easily refrained from speaking these words to us. But he didn't, instead they are printed in the Bible revealing a profound concept to follow.
One Way To God The Father
"Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, except through me." (John 14:6)
There is no doubt that Jesus calls us to a higher level of thought, understanding, and ultimately a higher life. Just like Him we are called to live in God the Father. ("I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity" John 17:23) The reason of course is that within God's awareness we can easily embrace a reality much higher than the material realm we perceive everyday.
The way to realization with God the Father is through Christ Jesus. Jesus and the Father are one (John 10:30), if you dwell in Jesus your awareness of God the Father will open up. Past, present, and future are one reality in God and relevant to all creation existing in God's eternal moment. The realization of God's eternal moment leads us to greater peace, awareness, and capacity. It releases us from the shackles of a physically bound reality which becomes entrenched in our psychology as well. Jesus was never bound by physical reality. He was only bound by love and obedience. For our sake He humbled himself to death, but then was resurrected at His will dispensing higher spiritual life to all who seek Him.
One of the most misinterpreted and mistranslated Bible verses in the Bible is Ecclesiastes 3:11, "Also, he (God) has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end." Everything about this verse is properly interpreted except the word "cannot" which you see outlined.
In the paragraph below I'm introducing you to the exact Hebrew version of the script.
"Also eternity He has set (put) in their heart (humanity), without which man cannot find out the work that God makes from the beginning even to the end."
What you just read is a direct translation from the Hebrew Masoretic text. This makes more sense than it's English counterpart. Logic alone, tells us that if we need to understand something, like what God does in eternity, we need the capacity to understand it.
In this case, John 14:6 explains that we can elevate our perception of God, through Christ, while Ecclesiastes 3:11 explains we have the capacity to understand it. Furthermore, Ecclesiastes 3:11 states that the ability to perceive eternity is to be expressly used to understand what God does within creation. It is within our ability to understand profound truths in God and follow Jesus' instruction to live in the present moment with God who constantly guides us.
The Realistic Approach To Living In God's Eternal Present Moment
Let's face it, life in the world is filled with things that keep us from approaching a state of perfection with Christ Jesus. However, this does not mean we should stop trying. At the very least it means we should develop a practice that allows us to experience God's eternal present moment.
By developing a daily practice we can be in the world, but not of it. (John 17:16 - 26, 1 John 2:15 - 17, John 15:19) In other words, we can be physically in the world, but internally we can dwell in the realities of God. Stripping this concept to its bare minimum we are to be like Christ. Practicing this concept is not possible unless we have contact with Christ Jesus himself.
By having contact with Christ Jesus the world, or universe, of God the Father opens up internally. Contact with our eternal and divine origin renews the mind, cancels worry, lessens anxiety, reverses depression, enhances joy, dispenses wisdom, gives insight, and cultivates indescribable peace within. It is a way of casting our fears, worries, and concerns toward God (1 Peter 5:7) who in return regenerates us with love and light through Jesus for our betterment.
Since we were designed and built by God to receive knowledge from His eternal source we can be better beings as we render our work toward the world. But as Christ-enlightened beings we can render our work in the real-time presence of God, accomplishing His will in love and to the benefit of others. (Luke 10:27)
Developing a practice that enables us to have contact with God's eternal present moment is as easy as reading God's word everyday and closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths, and sitting quietly in observance of John 14:16 and Ecclesiastes 3:11.
10 Steps To Experiencing God's Eternal Moment With Meditation
We should always start with prayer. Something as simple as, "Lord Jesus, I love you with all my heart, soul, and mind. I declare you are my Lord and Savior. Come into my life and bless this time of meditation" is enough for you to enjoy profound moment with Jesus.
1. Get into a comfortable seated position and close your eyes.
2. Take a long deep breath, hold it for a couple seconds, and release. Do this about 3 or 4 times to relax. Let go of any stress or tension.
3. Let your breath return to its natural rhythm.
4. It's perfectly normal for your mind to wander, if it does, just let it be, and go back observing the flow of your breath. Your mind will eventually quiet down as your proceed.
5. Contemplate on John 14:16. Start loving Jesus with all your heart, soul, and mind. Totally and completely let go in His love for you. Feel His love. Let it heal you. Now let go in His presence even more. Let go until you feel as one yet completely aware of your individuality. Stay in this state for about 2 - 3 minutes.
6. Now contemplate on Ecclesiastes 3:11. Within Jesus mentally view your heart. This is the area where God placed in you the ability to understand time, space, and dimension beyond conventional thinking. Do this for 2 - 3 minutes.
7. Take a deep breath.Relax.
8. Begin moving your hands and feet. Gently start moving your head. Then very slowly start to open your eyes.
9. Once your eyes are fully open, give thanks to God.
10. Repeat every morning for 10 - 20 minutes.
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What I wrote to you today is not the definitive word on experiencing God's eternal present moment. It is simply a quick summary of a very profound topic that requires extensive study and analysis. A topic as vast as this can literally attempt to encompass God, which is impossible.
Suffice to say I wrote this with the intention of improving your life just a little bit. We would love to hear about what helps you be aware of your existence in God's eternal moment throughout the day. Post your comments, thoughts, and ideas below. God bless you. We're praying for you. See you in the kingdom.
This article is dedicated my niece Desirae who is constantly seeking knowledge from God. You inspire me. Keep asking questions and stay healthy, God will guide you. I'm one of your biggest fans. Don't stop, keep going. You are one of the smartest people I know. May God's angels guard you and guide you as you grow. God bless you.