Saturday, July 22, 2017

Five minute Friday.com is a site where Christian writers focus on one word prompt a week and write for five minutes or less. Just whatever comes.
Today's word is 'collect'

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Mt 6:19-21

I’m not ready for new memories. Right now it is easier to look ahead and see empty space than to stare behind and see broken dreams. My view has to go further than my mind can remember and beyond where my thoughts can take me. Although moments are precious in God's sight, let Him sort it all out and keep what is useful. I know He collects tears from every one.

My hope is not in what I have collected. Rather it is in that which cannot be destroyed.

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  1. And we have a future with Him that cannot be destroyed!

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  2. Thank you, Mary.

    Matt Kinnaman

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    1. Matt,
      Thanks for finding me! God bless!

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  3. What a perfect scripture for this week's prompt. I can relate, although thankfully, not in the present. May you be a collector of hope and know that in these empty days new dreams will come. Taste and see that the Lord is good. #fmfparty no. 46 emptyplatefullheart.com

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    1. Andrea, Thanks for encouraging me.

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  4. "let Him sort it all out and keep what is useful." Yes, I agree, Mary. Let God do the sifting of the experiences of our lives. I think I am going to like your blog. Thank you for participating. I joined the link up late - #72 - with a friend's first attempt at five minute free writing. I hope you will visit Ruth's first link up. Bless you!

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    1. Lisa, thank you for dropping by. Blessings!

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  5. My hope is not in what I have collected. Rather it is in that which cannot be destroyed" Thats a powerful statement. Through the years of living overseas, moving about 29 times I have learned not to put my heart in things I can collect. One time all my children special Christmas ornaments got taken, thank God it was not my children that got taken, the ornaments are replaceable, but not my children. Good though provoking post.

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    1. Thank you Betty for visiting and commenting. God bless your day!

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