Deep

It’s Friday and time to link on Five Minute Friday…

This is the season for candles and cozy indoors with coffee and a good book. At present I am reading Run With Horses, The Quest for Life at its Best, by Eugene Peterson. As I read, I am also reading the book of Jeremiah. You remember? “The weeping prophet?” Yes, he’s the one who continually prayed for his people and they continued to turn a blind eye. Talk about discouragement!

We can make messes out of our lives, or we can follow the right path, and still find our lives a mess. There are losses at every turn.

I’m going through some losses that are difficult for me, but for someone else my losses are minimal.  Some losses are much deeper than mine…unbelievable losses.

Jeremiah persevered in prayer even though things looked bad. The people of Israel were living lives of their own, praying to false gods, and ignoring the One God who saved them from their enemies time and time again.

I can’t ignore affliction, no one can. Would we whine to God about the unfair life we have been dealt? On the contrary, what do we really deserve?

I thank God for the ‘deep, deep love of Jesus’, and what he did at the cross. Such a sacrifice of a father to give his only son. So what are we waiting for? Let us go deep with Jesus and learn that the depth of God’s love is unfathomable!

 

 

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Repeat

 

I just finished a month of repeating myself on Five Minute Friday. I didn’t even realize that Friday was coming up quickly. Do people care that I take five minutes to talk about a word?

We repeat all the time. We have many habits, or funky things we do often. Most habits are good, others should be ditched. Habits can break us down. Habits can keep us on a schedule, but sometimes it’s good to forget a schedule.

When walk out with my camera, I’m not usually confined to a time limit. Going out in pouring rain is impractical. I don’t want to ruin my digital camera. Winter never seems to be a problem. The camera hasn’t frozen yet. (I may want to check on what temperatures are too cold).

I love reading books and some I have reread several times. Most of these books are classics, such as C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald, and Charles Dickens. One other book I read over and over is the Word of God. It is always the same, yet it opens my eyes to new spiritual growth all the time.

What do you repeat in your life?

May you search for positive habits and be blessed.