Five Minute Friday: Truth. And How It Matters.

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 We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday
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So Lisa posts a topic and the goal is to write for 5 minutes straight – no edits or corrections – just write on topic as you are moved. MY kind of writing! (Seriously, if you are going to subscribe to any Christian Mom Blogger who writes about the reality of being a mom and wanting to walk by faith – Lisa Jo Baker is your blogger!


The truth is, God has to continually bring me to conviction about my life.  I have such a desire to live for Him and yet the truth of my walk reveals the opposite more than I ever like to admit.

I have spent this week pursuing God in the morning.  I have found myself drawn to the computer, distracted by cranky kids (and I am TOTALLY on board with the idea that whoever came up with Daylight Savings Time was NOT a parent!), and worried about paying bills or seeing who pinned what that I might have missed.   I am constantly drawn by the small things of my moments – the things that won’t last in eternity – and consumed by them.  Tossed about by them.

My morning time has not been consistent in structure or timing – but it is growing.  I am reading and journaling and instead of walking away in the morning, I am trying to commit myself to return to the Truth much as I eat meals.  More than once throughout the day.

While I would love to spend 3 hours in the Word in the morning, it is not realistic or advisable considering the nature of my life (or my children).  Seeking the Truth, feasting on His Word has come to mean something different to me this week, and I’m finding that a morning devotional and prayer time is strengthened by a continuing return to it throughout the day.

I have written down Joshua 1:8 on a 4×6 card and decorated it and have been carrying it around and meditating on it this week.  (If my “smart” phone would hold a charge, I would post a picture, but sometimes technology does not live up to its expectations!)

This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.  Joshua 1:8 (AMP)

THIS is the Truth I am seeking this week.  Join me?

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4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Truth. And How It Matters.”

  1. Writing truth on a small card and carrying it with you can be more powerful that three uninterrupted hours in quiet time. It’s not quantity, but quality time with God, and there’s not better way to walk with Him, than to carry His word with you daily. You are honoring Him, it is beautiful.

    1. Kris, the more I spend with Him, the more the Truth cleanses and reveals and changes me. Thank you for your comment, it was encouraging!

  2. I can definitely relate – so many things (little people) can pull away my attention from the Word that is Truth. Good reminder that the time spent in the Word is WORTH IT. And worth returning to!

  3. Nice. Your heart for God is refreshing! He will honor your hunger. God’s blessings to you in your pursuit of His truth! Your season of children will change soon enough. My 13 years of homeschooling seemed it would last forever, but it’s now been over 12 years since then. I have tons of time to study and spend time with God now. It’s glorious, but I don’t regret one solitary day of the years when I couldn’t seem to find the time.

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