Friday, August 14, 2015

Learn | Five-Minute Friday

It's time for another Friday 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!

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Last night I finished reading "Tramp for the Lord" by Corrie Ten Boom. This book belonged to my Great Grandma though I'm not sure if she ever read it herself. I will have to ask the next time I stop by the nursing home.

Wow. What I learned from Corrie Ten Boom's writing!

This was one of my favorite quotes from the book:
"The life of a Christian is an education for higher service. No athlete complains when the training is hard. He thinks of the game, or the race." Corrie Ten Boom
The world is our classroom. We just need to be aware of what God is teaching us and be willing to learn each and every day! To grow to be more like Christ, we must have a humble, teachable spirit.

But what can God teach me while I spend my days with a 2.5 year old and 2.5 month old or while I'm out on a run?

So much!

Lately God has been telling me to TRUST Him. Quit trying to trust Him and just do it. Trust Him with my plans for the day. Trust Him with wisdom in parenting and marriage. Trust His Spirit to display fruit in my life.

Live boldly in faith and complete trust in His plans for my life.
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This was another quote from the book that really spoke to me too. Added after the timer:


What lesson is God teaching you today?

8 comments:

  1. beautiful post.....loved reading it! I am your neighbor at FMF!

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  2. I love that quote... "The life of a Christian is an education for higher service. No athlete complains when the training is hard. He thinks of the game, or the race." Corrie Ten Boom

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    1. That is an awesome quote you shared, too, Rachel! I love Corrie Ten Boom's writing. She shares so much wisdom.

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  3. Amy,
    great post! And what a great book, too! I have really been enjoying her quotes from that book lately. And, as you well know, parenting is always a learning experience. Once the second one comes, it's completely different than with the first. :) What a blessing they are as they teach us about God's view toward us!
    Thanks for your visit, too!!
    Love,
    Tammy
    (plugged in at sweet 16 this week)

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    1. It sure is a learning experience! Every day seems to be a new lesson :) Thank you for stopping by, Tammy!

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