I decided to move A Better Way to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Since I also produce another blog called Under the Cover of Prayer that has posts that run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I thought it better if those who subscribed to both blogs got a new post a day instead of two posts in one day.
For that reason we now have a Saturday blog. I also have been following Gypsy Mama – and she has a wonderful idea to help get our ideas flowing – she calls it Five Minute Fridays. So I am going to jump on that idea and call my Saturdays – Simply Saturday. I will only write for 5 minutes – that’s all and then post. Of course, this will also take prayer so I can have inspiration. I hope Lisa-Jo doesn’t mind my using her idea.
For other bloggers, if you want to feel challenged try writing for only 5 minutes in your blog. Then put the link in the comment section and others will read your thoughts. There is no topic like there is at Gypsy Mama. I would love to do the Gypsy Mama challenge but I can’t write on “topics” – I like to feel the Spirit flow through me.
I really wanted to keep my Saturdays simple.
Here is my first simple post: I timed myself – 5 minutes only.
First – my prayer:
Lord, help me to write Your thoughts in five minutes. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN
I had a guest over a few days ago. We started to have a discussion on regrets. He stated that regrets pull him down into a state of depression.
I suggested that he try to let the past be in the past and live in the moment that God has given us to live in – which is now.
He said that was too hard, that his thoughts kept bringing him back to things “he should have done differently”.
What if he filled his thoughts with gratitude for the present? I like what Paul wrote in Philippians:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8 NIV).
What are your experiences? Has God helped you get over your regrets? If so, how? Please leave your comments below.
OOPS – my five minutes are up! Your turn.
Here is a poem I found that I had written in 2003
Establish the Work of Our Hands
It’s flown by
Regrets we must let go
Worries about tomorrow we give to you, O Lord
For today is the only truth
Today has the only meaning
We live to experience
We live to love
We live to give ourselves to you, O Lord
Help me today to make it
A good day for YOU