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Choose {Five-Minute Friday}

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Five Minute FridayIt’s Five Minute Friday with lovely Lisa-Jo!

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.

For me? An exercise in letting go and letting words flow. Five minutes only. {yes, I do set a timer and it quacks like a duck at 5 minutes, which totally makes me smile}

Today’s prompt: Choose.

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And go…

This morning I made two small, but defining choices.

  1. I got out of bed before everyone else.
  2. I embraced my “learner” strength during my God time.

What a difference those two choices have made already in my day! I grabbed my Bible, journal, and devotional and settled in for some quiet time with God and Spurgeon. I stumbled upon a word Spurgeon used in his “old” style and had to look it up because he used it right before the word grace…

munificent – larger or more generous than is usual or necessary

I learned a new word! And it means so much when used with the word grace. Grace more necessary than I deserve. How appropriate as we move into the Lenten season.

Study Bible

Then I looked up the verse Spurgeon referenced in today’s devotion – Psalm 62:5 – in my amazing new Study Bible for Women. In the margin I discovered this word:

hupotageGreek, act of subjection, obedience, submission; suggests a necessary connection between the acknowledgment of God’s power and authority and the ability to “cease” restless independent activity

Wow. Not just acknowledging His power, but ceasing any activity independent of Him. If anyone needs that reminder, it is me.

The way the two choices of getting up early and digging deeper to learn something new have already changed my day are just a sign of the hand of God in everything I do.

A sign of His munificent grace.

Stop.

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What little choices could make a big difference in your day today?

 

Don’t forget to read lots of lovely thoughts from the Five Minute Friday gang over at Lisa-Jo’s today!

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Comments

  1. I have been choosing to get up early, too – to read, journal, and (very occasionally…) workout. I am amazed at how well the rest of the day goes when I am showered and dressed and have had some quiet time before my daughter is awake. I’ll think of you on those tougher mornings, doing the same thing.

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  2. We always have choices… good to remember… Sometimes I forget. :)
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