Linking up with #fiveminutefriday today. Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No second-guessing. No overthinking. Just write! GO!
A few things I can never get enough of:
Chocolate. Any kind. All kinds.
Bodies of water to view and enjoy.
Time with friends and family.
Chris Pratt...yep. For real. (Have you seen his Instagram series, 'What's My Snack"?? Hilarious!)
Prison Break (this show is back now, if you haven't heard!)
80s music- Madonna, Tears for Fears, The Bangles...
A few things I have FAR too MUCH of:
Stressful work situations with students or parents.
Longing for things I don't have.
Worry. Fear. Discontentment. Mostly all about the unknowable future...
Things to do. Places to be. Expectations to meet.
Shame. There is much shame in being a divorced Christian.
My second list begs the question: When will God's promises be enough for me?
God says, "Amy, I've got everything under control." And yet I take the reigns during stressful situations.
God says, "Amy, I AM all you need.: And yet I look to others and desire what they have.
God says, "Amy, your future is completely known to me. I am your loving Father and have plans to grow your faith every step of the way." And yet I want to jump in a time machine and see my life five years from now- just to make sure it goes the way I want it to.
God says, "Amy, my expectations are all you should be concerned with. I do not look on you with shameful eyes. I do not expect you to be a perfect child, only an obedient one. Let me determine your worth. I value you. I love you. You are my redeemed one."
Perhaps when God's promises begin to be enough for me I can venture out into the world of faith a little more deeply. I can wrap my mind around what trusting God really looks like. I can begin to know that His promises are MORE than ENOUGH.
Matthew 14:28-33: And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him saying to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshipped him saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
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