Five Minute Friday: Present


It’s tempting to live life focused on the past or worrying about what lies ahead in the future. While my mind sometimes wanders and I think about those things that steal my peace, the Lord whispers words to my heart that keep me focused on what is eternal.

Be still and quiet every day so that you can hear My voice. I will give you what your soul is yearning for if you keep focused on Me. Don’t look back to the past. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Simply walk with Me and live in the present moment. Savor what I am giving you in the present and enjoy every single breath I am giving you.

His words are what draw me into living in the present moment.

“You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears.” James 4:14 (God’s Word Translation)

I’m linking up for Five Minute Friday where Lisa Jo Baker and other awesome people write for five minutes flat with no self critiquing or no striving for perfection. This week’s prompt is: “Present.”

The photo was taken at Dauphin Island, Alabama. There’s something about the beach that beckons me to listen closely to the voice of God.

Five Minute Friday

4 Thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Present

  1. That savoring the present is something I also struggle with. Popping in here from FMF.

    • Amy Lynne on July 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm said:

      Thanks, Shawna, for stopping by! It’s amazing how Christ enables us to live fully and savor each moment when we keep an eternal perspective.

      Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  2. Enjoyed this.

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