Five Minutes on Friday #74


A father often read Bible stories to his young children.  One day he read, "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned to salt." His son asked, "What happened to the flea?" 



Lord Jesus Christ,  we are so thankful you said, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32).
We are so thankful for the ease with which you walked upon the earth,
the generosity and kindness you showed to people, the devotion with which you cared for those who were out of the way and in trouble, the extent to which you even loved your enemies and laid down your life for them.

We believe this is a life for us, a life without lack, the sufficiency of your Father, the fullness of life poured through you.  You have promised [to give us] that same love, that same life, that same joy, that same power. 

Lord, slip up on us today.
Get past our defenses, our worries, our concerns.
Gently open our souls, and speak your Word into us.
We believe you want to do it, and we wait for you to do it now.
In your name, 

[Dallas Willard]




“Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. get up in the morning and look at the world in a way 
that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. 
To be spiritual is to be amazed.”            [Abraham Joshua Heschel]


SUNDAY – Philippians 4.1-9

‘Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.’



What are some of the ‘excellent or praiseworthy’ things you can be thinking about this week?

Reflect on these three quotes this week:

        Let your gentleness be evident to all.

        Do not be anxious about anything.

        The Lord is near. – O God, you search me