Friday, October 16, 2015

She Laughs | Five-Minute Friday

Happy Friday to you and welcome to another free write with Five-Minute Friday! Today our word is "Green".

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


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"Green" brings so many different directions into my mind. Green is finances, growth, new life, spring time, go. It's fresh, bright and full of action.

Green is hope. It's forward motion. It's the future.

Thinking about the future can bring excitement and joyful expectation of the things to come in this life and eternity. 

Watching our boys grow up.
Celebrating birthdays as a family.
Dates on our wedding anniversary.
Family camping trips.
Making memories together.
Spending eternity in heaven with the Lord.
Being completely free of all pain, suffering and sin.

Thinking about the future can also bring worry, fear, dread and uncertainty.

Will we have enough?
What kind of world will our children grow up in?
Are we doing this parenting thing right?
What will we do if our health fails us?
Will God provide even when (insert circumstance here)?
What if a loved one dies?
How bad will it get before Jesus returns?

One lesson that I have learned repeatedly in my life is that worrying doesn't get me anywhere. It doesn't change the situation. Sometimes what I worry about doesn't even happen! Worry is wasted time and energy.
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? LUKE 12:25
As I think about the future, a blur of worries tries to sneak in but I am choosing to trust. That Proverbs 31 woman always has her ducks in a row! I especially love the end of verse 25. She LAUGHS without fear of the future.

She isn't ignorant or careless. She simply knows how to cast her cares on the Lord. Her energy isn't wasted on the worries of this world. She lives her days joyfully and without fear.
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 NLT
God has great plans for the lives of His children. We can live in joyful expectation because He has special plans for each of us and He gives us hope for the future.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. JEREMIAH 29:11
Struggles will come, Jesus tells us they will, but we can take heart because we have victory in our Lord and Savior!
"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." JOHN 16:33
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 JOHN 5:4 NLT
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4 comments:

  1. Amy- great post as always! I love your 5 minute blogs! Green in my work world is all about the money but in life I think of new growth. Worry stunts growth! We can't have it ! Love the Proverbs verse- super reminder! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, MB! I totally agree - worry stunts growth and it sure zaps our energy! Nothing good about it!

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  2. I like this verse too that you pulled from Proverbs. Isn't it wonderful when we have those moments we can live like that?

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    1. Yes, it is such a freeing feeling! Thanks for stopping by, Summer!

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