On Thursday evenings I look forward to seeing the prompt that Kate Motaung has chosen for Five Minute Friday. I enjoy linking up with this community of writers and seeing where the word takes us. Today’s prompt is: SIMPLIFY
Sometimes the news and political controversies stir up my emotions and distract me. The “news” is posted on my e-mail carrier, on my iphone, on twitter. I had a habit of watching the news on TV while eating breakfast (a bit of a news junkie?).
This year I need new habits. My husband and I are reading devotions based on the Proverbs every morning (God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life by Tim Keller). I am eating breakfast in silence and then spending time on my study of the book of Romans.
With so many competing voices in our culture I need to focus on the Bible.
The Word of God is the best guiding voice for each day.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
Great reminder! There are so many voices competing for our attention that we have to be intentional about listening to God’s.
Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!
How true last week I unplugged for a whole day and experienced the presence of God like I had not for a while and was filled with joy.
Kate, that is so good to hear. Thanks for visiting. Have a blessed weekend.
I feel that too when I’m driving. I feel the push to turn on the radio on the off chance I am by myself with out my kids. Yet I feel a tug to sit in the quiet and be with God. A little pocket of quiet instead of saturating any free moment with competing voices like you said. I’m sure that morning routine is much more calming 🙂 great ideas
Sometimes I listen to the radio in the car–and other times the quiet and whispered prayers is a blessing. It is a challenge to find balance. Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed weekend.
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