My husband started a movie at 9pm last night ... The Hunt for Red October... hurray for Netflix streaming. But that means I was still awake at 11:15... and I jumped on twitter and joined the most awesome twitter party of all time... #FMFParty, where they chat and encourage and wait for the magical hour of midnight ET for Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday post to go live!! :)
I even decided to write my five minutes last night before I went to bed which I have never done, but I was on the iPad, so I didn't post it. and then I reread it this morning and remember why I wait until morning... or even Friday afternoon to write my Five Minutes . But here it is!! ::)
I feel the tug... to Facebook, to twitter, to favorite blogs. I see the housework... the laundry, the dishes, the dusting. My kids are calling ... Read to me, mommy. I'm hungry. She hit me!
And the world spins and I choose good instead of better, better instead of best, or even just plain wrong. And then I hear the Voice, the still small Voice. The One that matters most. And I give thanks for the #SheReadsTruth community. And the encouragement of my #Allume friends. And I'm reminded about what is most important.
And I read, and I soak, and I think and I meditate. And the day comes into focus. And I make a right choice and a wise choice.
And when I don't, I fall into grace and start again.
I have a camera... It has quite a few settings. I've had it for almost 6 years. And you know what knob I use most?!? ...automatic. I just settle in to comfortable. It's easy, it doesn't take any thinking. It even turns out decent most of the time.
But really I would be much better off, if I would read the manual and figure out some of the other settings. I might even get some stunning shots!
I think the same is true in my spiritual life. I stick to what is comfortable, what I know. Even when changing things up a little could result in something so much more beautiful. Reading the manual, God's set of instructions could really create something beautiful!