Five Minute Friday Depend

Depend is a word that I want to be used to describe me. I want to be steady. I want to be reliable. The only way that I have any hope of having any of these attributes is if I keep my eyes on the only thing that is truly dependable in this life, my Lord and Savior. If I am not reading His Words, and praying, and being filled with his love daily, than my attempts at being dependable will crash and burn. I can not share the love of God with others without stopping and being filled up with his love. I need to seek the steadfast love of the Father, from the one and only source, so that I can show this love to family, friends, and strangers that God places in my life.

 

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Five Minute Friday Accept

“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.” -Reinhold Niebuhr

The above verse from the serenity prayer came to mind when I read the prompt word tonight was accept. I really struggle with this. I do not always accept things that I cannot change. More often than not, I whine and complain to anyone who will listen about things that I view as negative that I cannot change. Does my little pity party that I throw myself really help me? No. In fact, I think many times as the old phrase goes “I am making a mountain of a mole hole.” I am reminded of the verse Philippians 4:8

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.

This verse reminds me that I have a choice on what I focus on. I can focus on my blessings, and things that are true, good, positive, or I can focus on all the things that I think are unfair in life. Lord, help me to accept that bad days will sometimes happen in this fallen world. Instead when I am tempted to complain, help me to instead think of ways that I can make the situation better, even if it simply putting a smile on my face and giving someone a hug.

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Five Minute Friday Support

I am and always have been a people person. Spendng time with a groupof friends or family refreshes and inspires me. If I don”t have the opporunity to interact with “my people” than I feel lonely and isolated. I am so thankful for the support of friends and family. My circle of family and friends encourage me so much. I hope that I can also be an encouragement and a supportive friend to the people in my life. Most of all I am thankful that on my loneliest days that the Bible promises that I will never walk alone. What a friend we have in Jesus.

This is my weekly contribution to the wonderful Five Minute Friday community. We gather each week to write for five minutes on the word of the week. The word this  week is support.