Fmf Friday prompt
Week of 9 february 2017
Ready, set, write…
There is Safety in the mundane. Comfort zones are just that…comfortable.
But mundane is not always where God wants you. He wants to stretch you, test you, rather, expand your limits. So you realize you have to rely on Him to help you.
Applies to our spiritual lives as well. Staying the same, never growing, never learning. Even reading The Word, if we don’t pray, don’t allow it to feed us, to speak to us…it becomes and stays simply a book to read.
“the fields are white unto harvest’. But if we constantly live in the mundane, the status quo, we may never know. Especially, if evangelism isn’t one of our spiritual gifts. But we must step out onto the waves, never look down, but always keeping our eyes on the Prize that is Jesus and continue. He’s there to catch us, He’s there to give us the words to speak, He’s there to sing over us, speak over us if we will listen. If we will get out of our wordly safety net and know that it’s for His glory and not our own to make that phone call, breathe that prayer, and see just what God has for us just outside that safety line.
15 February 2017
IN 5 MINUTES…
Jesus said in John 6:35 that He was the bread of life and whoever believes in Him will no longer be hungry nor will thirst. Our food/nourishment will come from The Word, His words. But does that mean that we will have no need of earthly food or nourishment? No, it just means that while in our humanness if might seem to satisfy but in reality our spirit will never be satisfied until we feast on God’s Word, the Truths in Scripture. He will sustain us. He will provide for us. Proverbs talks about God’s word being sweet like honey. But I also read Scriptures that are anything but sweet, more like bitter words, painful words. Not pleasant at all to taste.
But those words too are necessary to feed on. To read what God’s people tasted. Some of the bitter words came from their own actions.
Jesus himself only wants the best for his children. Which is exactly why we need to dig into Scripture and truly ‘taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Psalms 121 finds David looking to the hills. Wondering if there are armies of friends or foes hiding in the hills. How often do we ask that same question? “Where does my help come from?” Looking for someone, anyone to help us out of our plight (real or imagined). But not fully knowing who is friend and who is foe? And certainly not, looking a little higher than the hills for help from the One who always is there. If we are only willing to seek, ask and trust that He will answer when He thinks the time is right. Hard lessons to learn. Trying to fix situations al alone. God is still there, but He will let us flounder (but never fail) and attempt to fix it, just waiting for us to ask for His help.
I’ve always been one of those that wanted to create a haven for my husband. But alas, perfectionism and procrastination always derailed me. And budgetary woes. Then came children. Lots of children.
Thought a house would be the answer. Even have a name for it. But still those issues of the past…
I always thought it had to be “House Beautiful” looking. Not happening. I do know listening to the perfectionist voice is not going to make my haven a reality.
Friends come over and they are blessed with friendship and God -talk and homemade coffee creamer. And that works. Someday perhaps my home will be more of a haven and restful. But for now it’s okay that others aren’t looking at the unfinished-ness , they just know they are welcome to hang out and get a shoulder, a listening ear, tissues (when needed) , encouragement and homemade coffee creamer.