Friday, July 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Present

I stumbled across an opportunity that has captured the attention of hundreds of other bloggers every Friday.  It is called Five Minute Friday.  Basically, it is a chance to write for just five minutes, with a certain writing prompt in mind.  It is a chance to just create and think without paying too much attention to making it look pretty (i.e.: no editing, back-tracking or second-guessing allowed!).  Sometimes all I have is five minutes to write, anyway, so the idea seems to be right up my alley.  Want to read more about how it all got started?  Click here to go to to get the skinny.

And, if you want to join in, you still have time left (it'll be Friday in the States for at least another 19 hours or so!)  Click here for the writing prompt...



I would like to say that I am always here.

Always engaged.

Always ready; with divine wisdom and discernment poised in the arsenal of my mind.

But, sometimes...I'm not.

Sometimes, like you, I blip out.  I zone out.  I day-dream out...of my situation...of the conversation.

I wonder what it was really like to be the Savior.  Can you imagine what his inner dialogue was?  Did HE ever daydream?  Did he ever zone out of the conversation and star off into space.  I can't imagine so...

His dialogue with the Father was ever-so consistent, ready "in season and out."  Oh, how I long to have that kind of focus.  I have never seen myself as ADD, but sometimes feel that way. God has brought me down a long road of learning how to be stop preparing my next statement, question, or rebuttal (while the person I am supposed to be communicating with is just trying to get their own thoughts across their mouths, out of their heads and into the air).  Can you imagine?  To not always be thinking of how to answer...but being there just...listening?

Listening to Him.

Listening for His reply.  Only His.

That is what present is.



  1. Stopping by from FMF...I love your blog and can't wait to read more. "Listening to Him.

    Listening for His reply. Only His." So true, the voices in my head become so cluttered at time as you said its almost ADD like as you mentioned (which I am not). Listening to HIM is the only time for me to pray on that my sweet friend :) Happy Friday! ~Jenny

  2. Such a beautiful post, bless you.

  3. Welcome to Five Minute Friday :-D! Why is it so hard for us to just listen and not be thinking of what to say next? Thank you so much for this reminder. I'm excited to read more of your blog. (visiting from 5MF)

  4. Welcome to FMF! It's a blast! (Well, occasionally it's a sludge-through for me but I'm always glad I did it....kind of like exercise.) It is truly a challenge to be present to the other and to God but I think you are right that Jesus did it perfectly and even can enable us to (at least that's what I'm banking on!). I'm glad I stopped over from FMF!


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