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Walking in the Present Moment

by Norman P. Grubb

Iím to learn, not to add to my other sins the sin of unbelief by denying the efficacy of the Precious Blood because the Precious Blood is effective right up to this present moment. As I stand here, all that matters to me at this present moment is that I am consciously in the presence of Jesus as I speak to you now. Thatís all. Thatís walking. Iím walking now, as you are walking as you sit there. Now am I, just at this moment as far as I know, with nothing between me and my Lord? Has the Blood blotted out every sin there was? As far as I know it has. Very well then, I walk. Bother the past, and bother the future. Leave them alone!

As for the future, leave it with the One to whom it belongsóGod. Weíre specifically told, ďTake therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.Ē Matt. 6:34. I donít know if thatís one of The Lordís ironical sayings, because when you walk with Him evil becomes good because you get it from His hands. So the evil becomes good when you walk in the present, not in the past or the future.

Most of our troubles, of course, are fears of the future, not what things are in the present. Itís a very simple lesson, but very blessed when you get it. It frees us; we become simple. Weíre just happily walking now with Jesus. I wonít take anything from the past. I wonít take anything from the future. The past is under the Blood, the future is in Godís hand, and the present is in mine. And all I can do is to be responsible for the present; thatís all. And if Iíve nothing in between, then, all right, Iím not responsible. Iím just happy. Thatís all. Just walk. All right, take that now as, I think, a Scriptural, satisfactory, and correct presentation of what is the will of God for us in our daily living.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: ďDaily Walk in the SpiritĒ