Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Minute Friday!
This week’s theme is “grow“. To learn more about Five Minute Friday, please visit Kate’s blog for more details… Each week, a community of bloggers come together with the common goal is to spend five unedited minutes to write on a topic.
Growing Up in Christ
“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church (Eph. 4:15).”
This summer, I know I need to be deliberate- if I want to see growth in
~ my love relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ.
~ the area of writing, and honing this gift God has given me.
~ the kind of relationships I have with other believers in Jesus Christ.
~ the treasure discoveries I make, as I study Jesus and His Word.
If I want to grow, I must be deliberate.
So, I am taking steps. Because, I do want to see that growth.
Here is what I have been doing.
♦ Studying Philemon and Jude for the month of May (join us on Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #GOScriptureWriting).
♦ Writing up a Scripture Writing Journal for a 6 week plan using the book of Ephesians (stay tuned its release date! My hope is to study it for the months of mid June/July – so )
♦ Keeping coloring books and utensils on hand, to keep me calm and focused on how to make the absolute best out of my days.
♦ Make writing a habit.
♦ Welcoming silence into my life. As an introvert with Dysautonomia, I know having that silence is a really important thing.
♦ Continuing to plug along in my exercise routine the best as I can. Some days, I have to skip a work out due to Dysautonomia/Pots. Other days, I have to journey at a slower pace. It is not about trying to lose weight, but see that growth as a person who faces health concerns that make exercise a difficult journey.
How are you pursuing deliberate growth in your life?
In order to grow and become more like Jesus, I need to take proactive steps to make this summer one of tremendous growth – and – not a time of defeat and stunted growth.
I have no idea what this summer season holds in store for me. But, I do believe I am nearing a place of saying…
“I am ready. Whatever You will, Father. Let’s make this journey together! I am trusting You to get me through this, and to help me grow leaps and bounds as Your daughter and one who is following You as her King of Kings!”
4 responses to “Five Minute Friday – Grow”
I agree that if you want to see growth in any area you have to be deliberate. I need to make writing a habit too! I have so many thoughts that I never commit to paper. Great post!😊
“If I want to grow I must be deliberate”. Yes! In order to live on purpose I must be deliberate, intentional and mindful of my choices on a daily basis. Success happens from our faith and consistent hard work. These are great tips!
I have to say that I am truly encouraged by your list! I agree also that we do have to be deliberate in choosing Jesus, choosing to grow in Him.. every minute of every day! One of my biggest struggles has been connecting with others; my own reaching out and sharing instead of keeping all of it on the inside! So thank you for sharing and encouraging me today!
Fantastic post! There are so many areas I want to see growth in as well. I am also a introvert so sometimes I feel my confidence is lacking but I know I can do all things through Christ!