I skipped Five Minute Friday last week... did anyone (besides me) notice? It was not easy as I LOVE this Community and this challenge to write for five minutes flat on a one word prompt and hit publish before rethinking or rewriting... still, it was the week after 31Days and oh my goodness, I think we all needed a break from me!
But I am back now and ready(ish) to jump right in! Let's go!
Tonight's prompt is: STILL
Tonight's prompt is: STILL
After a month of writing about Rest... one would think Still would be easy.
After all, I gave myself a little break. Not completely unplugged (or not typing) but still, I stepped away from the screen for long(er) periods of time and I fought for Stillness, and it was wonderful.
Dare I say, Wonder filled...
Stillness and Rest can go hand in hand and as this season of being set aside and not doing comes to an end, I am relishing in the blank calendar blocks and the absence of all the bossy lists - even though I know that they will fill up soon.
Even if ministry doesn't increase, the holidays are here and in the past I would take this week to bask in the calm before the storm... however, there has been a shifting deep within. A Rest and a Stillness, if you will, that seem to be abiding... no matter how I spend my days.
Now, I know it won't be that way for long. I will still need to be intentional about it. I will need to stay aware of carrying His Presence with me and going about my days both when they are hectic and crazy, as well as when they are relaxed and slower.
Last summer during all the silence and the not doing, I struggled. I felt lazy and unproductive. I wrote it about it already how a friend reminded me that it was a very fruitful summer... it just wasn't showing on the outside yet.
And now here we are at the end of Harvest.
And look what I have found...
I am finding that when I remain aware of His Presence... when I hallow His name and invite Him in to the quiet days, or the hectic crazy days of life... He brings Stillness and Peace that lingers and seeps in deep!
And couldn't we all just use a little more of this?
Amen? That felt about right! It's nice to be back, ya'll!
Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts! Click here to read what others have to say about "STILL"
Oh ...the fine print: if you don't know what FMF is! Five Minute Fridays have been hosted by Lisa Jo Baker. This week we start gathering over at Kate Motaung's. FMF is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE! The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at 10pm Thursday night (EST.) I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!
What about you? How are you finding Rest or being Still in the midst of whatever you are facing today? Can I invite you to simply say His name and invite Him in to your daily living... He always comes with Grace!