Friday, October 19, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Look


I loved Five Minute Friday so much last week
I decided to do it again! :) 

FMF #2...




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..




Look

It seems at times the very way I should set my gaze is the very place I don't look. 

The very One I don't look to. 

The innate tendency to look for the answers, meanwhile HE is the answer. 

I look at my circumstances when He is 
The One who sits above them. 
The One who has the power to change them. 
The One whose Name is above it all. 

I look at my surroundings and try to figure out a way to change things forgetting that my heart is changed when I look to Him. 

So, I look up. 

To the One whose thoughts 
are higher than I could ever see. 

To the One who is 
intimately acquainted with me. 

To the One Who loves unconditionally. 

I look up. 
To Jesus. 
I look up.


14 comments:

Leanna said...

Wow, so good. And so true of me as well. Why do I look everywhere else first?

Diana Denis said...

You are so awesome. So excited about sharing this community with you! Loving your thoughts here. We are silly aren't we? He is the One that is above ALL. Great reminder and WELL SAID!

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Paula Barnett said...

Such a wonderful look at God's grace as we look upon Him alone!

BARBIE said...

Beautifully written. I shared about looking up as well. Be blessed!

p31wife said...

"To the One who is
intimately acquainted with me." This should always be our first thought. We spend so much time trying to be heard and understood and we forget to give it all to the one who is intimately acquainted with us. Beautiful. thank you!

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

LOVED this... I have been looking through my camera lens a lot lately - and in looking through a limited area - and framing just that - He has been reminding me that from His perspective, He sees all. So looking to Him - we can see a reflection of what lies ahead! He IS the author and perfecter of our faith... to Whom else should we look? Thanks for sharing! (and reminding!) ~Karrilee~

Stefanie Brown said...

Amen! Beautiful truths beautifully written!

HopeUnbroken said...

such great reminders, and right where i am--needing to remember, always, to look up. to the One who holds it all in His hands. to the only One who can make sense of it all anyway, right?
thanks for the encouraging words this day!
have a blessed weekend!
steph

Denise said...

Very beautiful.

Dionne said...

It can be hard to be vertical in such a horizontal world. Great reminder to always look up.

Nancy @ Pilgrim Wanderings said...

Visiting from FMF. Posted something similar for this prompt. It's so easy to lose focus if we aren't disciplining ourselves to make Him our focus. Learning this, too. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Such a sweet heart you have friend. Even Peter took His eyes off of Him, but He offers us such grace in those moments and reaches His hand out to bring our eyes back on Him. Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Such beautiful sentiments. How I enjoy your words.

Love, Love, love and blessed Five Minute Friday!

Jennifer Roth said...

Ladies, thank you so much for all the encouragement! God is good. So grateful He sees us all. :)