Whatever

 

Ever feel like whatever you do-it’s not right?

Ever feel like whatever you say-it’s not right?

Ever feel like whatever you think-it’s not right?

Every feel like whatever you pray-it’s not right?

Ever feel like …..

Yeah, I know.

Me too.

Stinks.

Whatever you do…

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

Whatever you say…

Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.  Mark 13:11

{just insert any situation in the place of ‘arrested and brought to trial’- after all, there are some very intense situations that sometimes can feel like trials}

Whatever you think…

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Whatever you pray…

And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:15

In His Word, there are many other verses that address these and other things in our lives that we just can’t get right on our own.

So if you are going to bed tonight and your brain just can’t get around to whatever is right- stop right there and read what He is telling you.

You really can’t go wrong with following what is right.

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1:27a

 

Five Minute Friday: Writer

 

It’s FMF. Today’s writing prompt is: Writer

I’ve not done this in a while- write. Not because of a block, or getting lost in the words and unable to find a clear path. Just a season not of writing, but of gathering. Being a writer also means being a gatherer of words. These letters strung together that bring meaning into our lives.

If you think about it, words are really the most important gift of all. Words have power –to comfort, to kill, to raise up, to lay waste. How we use the words we gather along the path we are on determines how we get on with the world.

A writer’s gift to the world is to share that particular string of letters that, in a moment of clarity, have taken on meaning-enough that it is impossible not to share.  If something becomes paramount to your life you share it with all you know. If the way you share it is in the written word, you are a writer.