June 23, 2017

FMF: Is Your Heart Awake?

Today’s the day for another Five Minute Friday* prompt! It’s the day where we write for five minutes without over-thinking, over-editing, or over-analyzing our words. Just straight from the heart, through my fingers and over to your computer screen.

I kind of smirked when I saw the theme for today, for I feel anything but awake right now! Oh, my body may be vertical and my fingers may be flexing their typing muscles, but my brain? Ha! Not till I’ve had my coffee!

AWAKE

Is your heart awake?

Is it singing with the joy of the Lord? Does it beat wildly in tune with the whispers of the Father? Is it aware of the beauty of His holiness and the purity of His love? Does it see Him in everything, everywhere, every day?

Is your heart awake?

Who does it tune itself into? Where does it find its melody, its day-to-day rhythm? Does it harmonize with God’s testimonies? Does it sing the song He wrote in your life, or does it warble through its own disjointed melody?

Is your heart awake?

What is it awake to? Is it awake to God? Is it aware of the Spirit’s still small voice, His quiet whispers of conviction and nudges of encouragement? Is it awake to His gentle leading and illumination?

TIME’S UP!

“For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be soberAwake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6; Psalm 108:2-3)

*To read more Five Minute Friday posts like this, or to write one yourself, head over to The Gypsy Mama.


Comments

  1. I was just getting ready to put my computer up when I checked my email one more time and saw the sweet comment you left for me, THANK YOU! I LOVE your post – I am going to bookmark it. It asks the MOST important questions – the ones that I need to ask myself daily. I had to giggle at your blog title – I LOVE it – dog fur and dandelions – I giggled because my silly dog just knocked off a plate of homemade peanut butter cookies yesterday and scarfed down five of them. He is usually SO laid back, so it surprised me. I hope you have a wonderful Friday! Sunshine

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I just read your post about Tanner and the cookies… they do provide plenty of entertainment, don’t they? Have a great Friday!

  3. I enjoyed reading your post. These are questions I have been asking myself recently on the current journey I am on. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the reminder today of keeping my heart awake and in tune with God.

  4. What a great question to ponder… Is my heart awake? To what is it awake?

    Thanks for challenging us this morning!