Friday, March 1, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

Five Minute Friday is, in Lisa-Jo's words, "where a brave and beautiful bunch gather every week to find out what comes out when we all spend five minutes writing on the same topic and then sharing'em".

Today we are writing on: ordinary.  Here goes my five minutes:

An ordinary sunny, Friday morning in Southern California.  My son is at school, my homeschooled daughters still sleeping (lucky girls!).  I am sitting here near the French doors in my living room, afghan on my lap, coffee close at hand wondering, “What does this day hold?”

The fact is that all of us who have decided to follow Jesus carry within our ordinary selves the very extra-ordinary, the Spirit of the Living God, the gift He left for us when He went to be with His Father.

That is quite a game-changer, my friends. 

Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.  Against such things there is no law.”

The fruit of a life lived by the Spirit is extraordinary.  May we be fruit-bearers today, and may our ordinary days be opportunities to showcase the greatness of our extraordinary God.

Funny, this is not what as initially in my head to write about.  That is what makes Five Minute Fridays so much fun, that we write for these five minutes, the words may take us to places we never imagined!


  1. I love those mornings when I get up earlier than my homeschooler. It is the best time to prepare my heart rather than feel like I am treading water all day.

  2. Visiting your lovely sight for Five Minute Friday and for your generous words on my own post just now.
    Amy...this is exactly what makes these Fridays so wonderful. Our minds think upon one direction and the words just flow in spite of ourselves. I'm so happy you went with the freedom of writing because what came was perfect. You let us glimpse into the peace of your morning and declared the glory of God and what He can do. Nothing is more wonderful.

    Have a fantastic weekend! Thank you again. :)

  3. I love that living with the Spirit in us is a "game-changer"...changes our days and even our moments, doesn't it! Thanks for sharing and coming over from FMF.

  4. It is an amazing mystery to carry such a extraordinary gift within our fragile selves - the Holy Spirit. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Thank you for these words today, friend! What a good reminder that we should be living lives in the power of the Holy Spirit...I need that reminder often. (And so looking forward to getting to know you better at Allume! I already can't wait!) :)