It’s Friday! And that means it’s time for another Five Minute Friday. In the Gypsy Mama’s own words:
I like chocolate. I like words.
And I never tell my chocolate what’s wrong with it, how it could have been improved, and how disappointed I am in it before I eat it.
I. Just. Eat. It.
That’s what we do around here on Fridays. We eat words. Straight up. Without second guessing, editing, or critisizing them. We simply savor all their deliciousness. For a full five minutes. You should try it. It’s a calorie-rich experience sans calories.
And so, here is my five minutes of savory words, written straight from the heart without hesitation or second guessing. Without re-measuring.
What do I do every single day? Drink coffee. Tell my husband I love him. Brush my teeth. Check my email. I do those things without fail, no matter where I am or what I am doing that day. But what else do I do – or should I be doing?
Praying. Making my requests known to God, with thanksgiving. Worshiping Him in spirit and in truth. Knowing Him. Loving His Word. Meditating on it.
We need to get alone with God every single day. Not a day goes by that we are strong enough to handle in our own frail strength. Not a circumstance comes our way that we are wise enough or powerful enough to get through it on our own. We need God! We need time in His word, to know what He has promised us and to learn how He has cared for His children throughout the ages. To know that He is the same God for us today that He was for Abraham and Moses over 4000 years ago. We need time with Him in prayer, to confess our sinfulness and cleanse our hearts, to bring our requests before Him and lay them at His feet, to rejoice in who He is and praise Him. We need time to commune with Him, to be intimate with Him. We need it every single day.
We don’t know what the future holds for us (until eternity, that is). We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, or next week, or next month. We must be already steadfast in our Rock, our Refuge, our God. We must be already finding grace and strength in Him for the “easy” times, so that when the harder times come we will not be utterly cast down. For He will uphold us with His hand. But we must already be there, resting in Him, trusting in Him. Every single day.