Friday, October 19, 2012

Five Minute Friday...Just do it!

Oh friends it has been too long since I have blogged. I missed you and writing. Hopefully today's Five Minute Friday will be just the jump start I need to regularly begin writing again. I have been studying James a lot lately, so you will see his influence in my post today.

The rules are easy:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..



Today's word is LOOK....

  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:23-25

I'm not a huge fan of mirrors and I have to admit some days I wish I could forget what I look like after looking in one. However, when I look in a mirror, I look long enough to see what needs fixing and then I do my best to fix it. If my hair is bit wild, I try to tame it. If there are any blemishes on my face I do my best to cover them up. I try to present myself the best I can to those I run across.

When I look in my Bible, do I do so with the same gaze I use when getting ready in the morning. Do I see what God wants me to do? Are there any blemishes in my life that need fixing? To read the word and walk away without making any changes is not good. James says if we do what we read, we will be blessed. I don't know about you, but I could use all the blessings I can get! 



So today, don't just read the Bible, look intently into it....remember what you've read...apply it to your life...and to quote Nike...JUST DO IT!!!!

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely ate this post up! Yes! If I'm willing to fix what needs fixing physically, why can't I be just as willing (and quick!) to fix what needs fixin' spiritually. Thanks for such a fantastic reminder to look through God's eyes.

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  2. I have to laugh, I totally relate to everything you said (even the period of not writing)! That's how I felt (the lady in your picture) when I saw Jonah looking back at me! Scary, yet God's Word promises to do that, for whose who will humbly look, then as you say, just do it. Thanks for dropping by! Nice to meet you!

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  3. Yay! I often think of softening my gaze when I look at something so love filled, so filled with words I need to learn and live each and every day. Love your writing voice... so glad I found your post today via Five Minute Friday!

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