Thursday, April 2, 2009

I AM

Helen Mallicoat

I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly my Lord was speaking:


My name is I AM.


When you live in the past,with its mistakes and regrets,it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I Was.

When you live in the future,with its problems and fears,it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not I Will Be.

When you live in this moment,it is not hard. I am here.
My name is I AM.


Source: Found in The Silence of Unknowing by Terence Grant

10 comments:

Juls said...

Awesome & so true

t.t. millers said...

This really hit me. Thank you for taking the time to post it. So many times I wish I could change the past. Of course you can't so you think "what if" and then you wrack your brain for being stupid.... on and on the cycle goes.... So now I will remember your post and try to be "I AM".

Ina J Offret said...

Thank you. You are such a gracious soul...

April said...

Powerful and inspirational! SO glad you shared it! It's definitely food for thought...I couldn't agree more.

rebel said...

Amen. Makes ya think.
Very good post.

petrii said...

Sheryl,
What a GREAT poem and just what I needed to hear today.

Have a Blessed Friday,
Dawn

Andrea said...

Praising GOD for your post and moving beyond my past. andrea

Joyce said...

Well said my friend and so true!

Have a golden weekend! xoxo

Sneaky Momma said...

Thank you for sharing this with us, Sheryl. I think this is going on the fridge! :)

Ter said...

Hi, I'm here from SITS. Just popping in for a visit and a peek around your blog. Feel free to do the same! :)