Happy weekend, everyone!
Thanks for being here to join us for another round of Five Minute Friday!
My challenge to you for this week: In addition to visiting the blog linked up before yours, find a blog you’ve never visited before! I dare you to make a new friend. 🙂
The featured FMF post from last week’s prompt, LIMIT, is by Jeanne Takenaka. Go ahead and click over for an encouraging read! Jeanne had surgery on her ACL this week — will you join us in praying for her during her recovery?
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:
Confession: This prompt came to me because I nearly forgot about FMF this week! <Gasp!>
Maybe next week I’ll tell you why I’m so preoccupied these days and why this poor blog has been neglected in recent weeks, with the exception of this beautiful link-up community. But for now?
It’s time to write.
Since January, I’ve been reading through Paul Tripp’s devotional called New Morning Mercies (affiliate link). In a recent entry, he wrote that most of us are “eternity amnesiacs.”
We say we believe in heaven and eternal life with God, but we don’t really live like we believe it.
We live like we’ve forgotten heaven.
In an article on the topic of eternity amnesia, Tripp wrote, “Everyone in ministry gets discouraged by difficulties and struggles, but sometimes we bring more suffering on ourselves because we forget eternity. Could it be that there are times when you live and minister as if there is no such thing as forever?”
Could it be?
I know I’m guilty of forgetting heaven. I get bogged down in the daily grind, the imminent pressures, the visible mess. I feel the days stringing together in pressing discouragement, and forget that these, too, are temporary.
“Have you forgotten who you are, where you now live, and the destination that is yours by grace? … Since God’s grace guarantees your final destination, it also must guarantee you all the grace you need along the way.” ~ Paul Tripp, The Gospel Coalition
Press on toward the prize, friends. This world is not all that we live for, as believers in Jesus — eternity awaits.
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