Google analytics

Friday, September 28, 2012

To Be Grasped


Linking up with Lisa-Jo today for Five Minute Friday.  Here are her rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Five Minute Friday
OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:  Grasp

It’s there, almost at your fingertips, just out of reach.  Your heart’s desire is just beyond your grasp.  It invades your dreams and your daydreams.  Everywhere you turn is the thought of what you could attain… if only.

Every day is a struggle to prioritize, to leave the urgent for the important, and then return.  Books sit on shelves collecting dust and projects sit half done.  They are there, just out of reach for the moment.

Then the opportunity to serve someone, but the toddler is pulling.  The face that so desperately cries out for prayer, but the light is changing to green.  Go.

The anger and judgment pop up out of nowhere, in the kitchen, in the mall, at the preschool.  You know better, you grasp for that Spirit that is inside to well up, to fill out all the empty spaces that are inhabited by self.  Looking to Paul, to Peter, to the Samaritan woman, to Jesus.  Yes, to Jesus!  That’s the answer.

Time!

Ugh!  So unfinished and hanging there in mid air like that.  This was prompted by the first thing that came to mind and is the direct result of my study of John for Community Bible Study.

Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
Philippians 2:5-7

16 comments:

  1. I feel like you wrote about my life. I have unfinished projects and unread books too. Yes, looking to Jesus! That is the answer to being free from the grasp of all the other things. {I am studying the Gospel of John too...is it not such a beautiful story of Jesus?} Thanks for your post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, thank you. I'm enjoying the fact that we will go so detailed into our study of John. It's so rich and beautiful.

      Delete
  2. Great perspective! And love how your thoughts are informed by scripture. Thanks, Amy!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So many amazing thoughts and I'd love to see you take this further - Blessings to you and have a fabulous weekend :)

    http://thejoyfulservant.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I definitely need to rework this with more thought and without a timer.

      Delete
  4. Oh, my, it is important to be discerning as to what should be grasped and what should be let go. It isn't always easy to tell.

    ReplyDelete
  5. grasping for the Holy Spirit. Love that. Interesting how He is there all the time- it is we who do the grasping. Blessings, Girl!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Grasping for Him ... oh so true, and the only way to sort out all of the many things we have before us. I think the beauty of this is that it is not reworked. It's perfect hanging out there just as it is. So, so glad to have spent time with your sweet self! So, so glad! Blessings, Friend!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh girl...you get me. every time.
    and I love how you left the rest for us to ponder...while giving us the answer. ;)

    so blessed by you.
    (and have I told you how much I love your new avatar?)

    ReplyDelete
  8. So love reading what you share from your heart friend. And want to hear more. I am with you in those moments where your grasping for more of Him. Thank you so much for sharing! Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I think it has a lovely ending Amy! love that passage too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sometimes things don't need to be wrapped up in a pretty little bow...they just need to be. And that's what you've laid out. It's something that is fine just as it is, so don't fret! Look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! =D

    Mindy @ New Equus - A New Creation

    ReplyDelete
  11. For a minute there I thought you were writing about me. I'm so grateful we both have access to a God who sees beyond our short tempers and unfinished projects!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is beautifully convicting and encouraging at the same time. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete