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Fully Alive, Truly Present

Fully Alive, Truly Present

Being fully alive means being truly present to God and others as best we can.
— Henri Nouwen in "Discernment"

There is an awful lot of hurting in our world today. I find myself often asking, "Jesus, what now? What would you have me do? How would you have me love?"

The only long, or even short, term plan I can muster up to help heal the hurting world is to live as He's teaching me to with Him. To pursue Presence. 

I want to be fully alive, awake to Jesus and His Presence in and around me. As I do that, I will be truly present to God and others, as best as I can. It's a process. It's a moment by moment thing. It requires tuning in to Truth and Love, knowing who I am, and fighting against the fear of man.

This world is His. It is worth being awake for. He is worthy of being poured out and has made me worthy of being His vessel. 

Jesus, Help me to discern you in this moment, and the next, and the one after that. As I interact with my neighbor and as I walk in the world, may I fear no man and no consequence of being who you made me to be. May I know that I am yours and never forget that my skin is a vessel that is filled with Your Life. May I consciously carry your Love and let it flow where it is needed. May I be fully alive and truly present. I am willing. Help me when I am not. I believe. Help my unbelief. I love. Help me when I hate. I hope. Help me when I despair. Amen. 

We discern Christ in the present moment when we cease to be afraid.
— Henri Nouwen in "Discernment"
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