When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Present

Oh, Yes!  It is my favorite time of the week again.  So, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's place and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::



"Yesterday is history, 
tomorrow is a mystery, 
but today is a gift from God, 
that is why we call it the present!"

One of my very favorite quotes, and probably because I never manage to fully live in the present.  I have spent so much of my life worrying.  I worry about the future and the past.  I live in the "what if" type of world.  What if the worst thing happens?  What if no one likes my child?  What if things get worse?  I am also good at looking at my own past mistakes.  I have a hard time letting go of the things that I have done wrong.  I sometimes feel that there is no hope for me, I feel like I am not good enough, I find myself lacking in all the ways that seem to count the most.
I completely forget about His grace for my present.  I forgot how He forgave the Pharisees. I forget how much He loved the sick and the lame and the poor and the hopeless.  I forget that He taught us not to worry.  He has said that He will bear our burdens.  That not a sparrow falls from the sky that is not noticed.  He reminds us through the Scriptures that we are loved and blessed.  When I worry, I forget that He has Atoned not only for my sins, but also for my hurts and my sufferings.  I forget that I never walk alone.  Not in my past, not in my future, and most of all, not in my present.


Now it is your turn.  What can you write about your present in just five minutes?  Don't forget to join us over at Lisa Jo's with your own link.

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