Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Today’s Prompt: Here
Here today, gone tomorrow. I’ve heard this phrase my entire life. I have learned since coming to the Lord that nothing in this world lasts. I cannot put my faith, hope or trust in anything this world has to offer. Disappointment comes, as dreams are lost or a loved one taken in the blink of an eye. Hurt and pain creep in when false expectations are allowed to grow in places of my heart where the only One worthy of trusting is Jesus.
I am not promised tomorrow. For I am here today. But tomorrow? Only God knows. What I do with my life today, in the here and now, will have a lasting and eternal effect on my tomorrow. Today, I make decisions that will not only affect me, but my family as well.
Lord, I am here. Take my willing heart, my weak “yes” and use it for your Glory. Today Lord, I choose to follow you, wherever you lead. I am the potter, You the clay. Here I am Lord, send me — to the market, to the gutters, to the mission field. Today I say yes to the here and now. For I know that all of my tomorrows are in your capable hands.