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Five Minute Friday: Here — 53 Comments

  1. You’re welcome Wendy. Sometimes I feel as if I need to wait for the bold “yes”, the one that thinks it nows it all, expects certain things. But I am finding my here and now consists of more weak yeses than bold ones. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Take my weak “yes.” Love that. I have a hard time being present in the now, and try to protect myself from the disappointments. Thanks for reminding me that even a weak yes is still a yes!

  3. So true – we are not promised tomorrow. This post is especially close to my heart this week… my dad died suddenly at work 30 years ago. It was certainly unexpected and a reminder of the brevity of life.

  4. “Take my willing heart, my weak “yes” and use it for your Glory.” This is the heart of all my prayers lately. Thank you so much for putting this into words for me. Blessings!

  5. You’re always such a blessing! I had to tweet this line: ”
    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.”

    • Thanks Diana! I would have put in the “tweet this” button, but I can’t figure out how to do it on my self-hosted WP blog 🙂 But thank you so much for your encouragement.

  6. I love the prayer at the end, Barbie. Such a beautiful insight into your heart and oh, how God receives those “weak yes.'” I”m with you, yielding my tomorrows to God, desiring to make an eternal effect by living in the here today. Many blessings!

  7. Barbie, isn’t that the truth! Nothing but eternal things last forever. And you’re right — our decisions affect everyone around us.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. This line:”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.” So true. I have learned this the hard way. Thankful for His grace. Wonderful thoughts here, Barbie…praying His peace and love surround you today, friend 🙂

  9. “What I do with my life today, in the here and now, will have a lasting and eternal effect on my tomorrow.”
    Such truth that I hope to live in my friend. Thank you for your beautiful 5 minutes 😉

  10. Hello again– I’m your neighbor at Five Minute Friday.
    We are not guaranteed tomorrow– but are here today– and He’s taking care of tomorrow. I’m so glad He is and it comforts me to know that!

  11. This is so true…remembering that today is all that we have changes everything. It changes our actions and every choice that we make. It also reminds me that I have an eternal home that I so look forward to.

    • Someone once told me to “maximize the moments that God gives you”. There are blessings and joys to be found every day. Somedays hard to find, but I know if I seek it out, I will find them! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Oh, yes! Our tomorrows are in His capable hands so we do not have to worry about them. Even our here and now’s, He holds. We journey together in settling in our here, trusting Him, with great expectation and hope for seeing that future He holds.

    Bless you and love to you,

    Michele-Lyn

  13. It’s all fleeting–He is the rock who sustains us in the uncertainty and orders our steps. Lovely truth here, Barbie. Blessings, sweet friend.

  14. This is beautiful, and in its truth brings me truly down to the blessed here and now, to rest in Him there. Thank you for this.

  15. A wonderful 5 minute reminder to be here now and more importantly, to be here in His presence…
    you have a beautiful, grace filled home here…thanks for sharing your ‘here’.

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