It’s Friday, which means I join forces with a troop of fearless writers who fly with abandon for five minutes across keyboards to spill their hearts onto the page. We receive our word, maybe ponder, set our timers, and GO! We link up with the ever-lovely Lisa-Jo Baker and seek out each other. We most definitely visit the one who linked up just before and leave some comment love, then journey here and there finding hidden treasures behind each face. Join us, encourage, and be encouraged.
Five minutes on: BARE
What is really needed in this life? According to Jesus, “only one thing is needed”. Yet we have become so accustomed to excess that we no longer understand what is actually required to survive, even to thrive.
My little guy is the perfect reflection of this dilemma. He has more toys than he can play with, more socks than he can wear and more food than he actually wants to eat. Yet everyday there is a new bauble that catches his eye and he wants it. Needs it. NOW!
I’m like that. I’ve gotten spoiled and I know it. I justify it for the sake of quality and occasion – or resell value!
What craziness has taken over our lives? We’ve traded the Bread of Life and Living Water for cinnamon crunch bagels and Keurig machines. I’m not sure how we stop it. I’m not sure we need to entirely, but I do think I need to reset my lenses and expectations to have a truer understanding of the bare essentials because somehow they have gotten lost under all my clutter.
Do you, like me, feel you’ve lost sight of the essentials? Have you begun to refocus?
Disclosure: this photo was taken during a home search