Start the timer for 5 minutes….Begin.
My word for this year was, run. Running was something I wanted to do. I wanted to move ahead, get things done, and accomplish dreams.
Instead, I found myself walking. Still. I felt like last year was a year for walking. With a new baby from China, and the adjustments from having a special needs child, I was just walking (maybe crawling) through my days.
So this year, I felt like I could begin running again.
God showed me He still wants me to walk. To walk slowly, but walking is still moving ahead. Walking is still reaching goals and dreams. So many passages in scripture are about walking.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge yo to walk in a manner worthy of the calling which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience bearing with one another run love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
To live in my ordinary, and see a change in my heart, a deepening relationship with God, and joy in my relationship with my family, I’ve found walking one day at a time is indeed enough.
As I’ve had the opportunity to walk with a few friends through tragedy, heartache, and grief this past year, I’ve been able to say to them: “just walk.” Just walk through your day. Live in today. For God meets us here in the present. He isn’t with us just when life makes sense. He is here. Holding me. Not only do I have His presence everyday, I have His hand. The secret is this: get in God’s Word. I can stay close to my Father by reading His word. Printing off verse cards and hanging them around my house.
Where shall I go from your Sprit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:7-10
Our God walks through this life with us, one day at a time. The God of the morning and the night walks with us.
Something special happens in October. A community of bloggers and writers gather for 31 Days of Writing. For an extra little challenge, I’ll be also participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.
31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes is a “challenge within the challenge,” so to speak — namely, to post on your blog every day in the month of October, but to write each post in only five minutes flat.
If you are interested in joining the fun, check out Christina’s page here.
Here is the list of the word prompts for 31 Days of Five Minute – Free Writes.
Do you struggle finding time to study the Bible?
Do you wish you had more minutes in the day to devote to Bible reading?
What if I told you you could start TODAY in just 5 minutes!?