now not next

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Thank you Lord that you are the Alpha and the Omega. Thank you that you say your name is I am. I wonder and marvel that time has no hold on you. You are beyond time. Oh, time! The thing I waste, misuse, grasp at. Time that goes too slow, too fast and rarely just right. Time that I measure instead of dwell in. Lord, allow me this day to dwell only in the now not in the next.