Friday, August 21, 2015

Find | Five-Minute Friday

Hello Friday! Time for a free write with the Five-Minute Friday link-up!

What's a "free write"? No editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write!

Our topic for this week is:


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For quite some time, I asked God how I could find His will for my life. Looking back over my 20's, the way His will for my life looks has changed drastically from age 20 to 28.

My 20's began with me having no relationship with the Lord. I was bitter, empty, and frustrated with life. There was nothing of this world I could find that would fill the void.

Then I surrendered my life to God; one of His lost sheep was found.

At 28, my life looks drastically different. God changed me from the inside out when I gave my life to Him in 2011. Now He is sanctifying me day by day, chipping away at my sinful, selfish heart and transforming me to be more like Christ.

What does God's will have in store for my future? It's not my job to find out. What I do know is I trust Him and I know that He will give me the strength for whatever lies ahead.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” JAMES 4:14-15
Life in God's will is a great adventure that has stretched me out of my comfort zone over and over again. It's beautiful, more wonderful and more challenging than I could have ever dreamed up.

I am so thankful the Shepherd found me. He drew me to Him, threw me up on His shoulders and took me home.
Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. LUKE 15:3-7
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6 comments:

  1. Hello, Amy!
    How precious it is to me to read of the Shepherd finding you! What a joy! How amazing to think that now we are sisters in Christ! It's always so exciting to me to learn of the work that the Lord has been doing behind the scenes--and I didn't even know about it!! :) He is truly Amazing!
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Amen, Trissy! God is truly amazing. And how wonderful that we are sisters in Christ - that we have such a big family of brothers and sisters in Christ :)

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  2. Living in and following God's will is an exciting adventure! Nice post :)

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    1. It sure is, MB! Better than I could have ever imagined!

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  3. That was beautifully written. It brought warmth to my heart. Thank you for the beautiful verse.

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