Five MInute Fridays – KEEP
Once more, it is Friday – take 5 minutes and just write. Set the timer. Go.
The word for this week is: KEEP
Keep to me means cherish. I think of what I cherish the most – God, family, friends. Then I think of what I cherish that maybe I should not cherish – my “work”, my accomplishments, my gifts.
A long time ago I was able to get rid of stuff. Stuff can occupy our minds and keep us from advancing to where God wants us to go. I still have to purge often because stuff accumulates (don’t know how but it does).
God says we have one real thing to cherish with our whole heart – that’s Him. From there our love can go out to others. I try to keep that thought in front of me whatever I am doing. I don’t always succeed. Thanks for His grace!
If we are promising to walk in His Word then we have to remember that He gives and takes away. What I have now I might not always have – that includes things, abilities, health, finances – anything really.
But truly in order to live with Jesus I need to try to KEEP:
- myself open to Him – He is the author and perfecter of my soul.
- watch over where God is working so I can follow His lead.
- watch over my lips and tongue so my speech will be filtered to following Him.
- my thoughts pure and blameless so I am ready for when He returns.
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Thanks very much. Amen.
I add my AMEN to your prayer. Yes, Lord, keep us near to you.