Yay, it’s Friday! And I’m ready for some weekend!
Today we are linking up with Kate Motaung and the ladies at Five Minute Friday. We all write for 5 minutes on the same word prompt…no major editing or over thinking just free writing. If you would like to join us, you can here.
Our prompt word for today is: NEW
“I’ve learned something new today…now I can go back to bed.”
That’s one of our favorite sayings in this household. Especially when we are tired and the morning comes too soon. We kiddingly say, “learn something new, accomplished mission, go back to bed!”
And sometimes it’s nothing really complicated or difficult and most of the time it’s some useless fact that doesn’t really impact my every day but it’s something new…and who knows when it will come in handy….those useless facts of useless information.
But I am learning there is nothing useless when God is our teacher and bestower of all good and perfect things for He wastes nothing… and everything is valuable and useful…even the difficult and hard.
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another — showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 MSG)
Matt began Kindergarten this year and it is so fun to watch him learn. There is nothing like when a child grasps a new truth and holds on to it. His eyes light up with that look of, “Wow! That’s amazing!”
He shared his new truth at lunch, “Dad… ten 10’s make 100!” And his smile beamed across the kitchen table.
It’s a simple, old and ancient truth, but it was made alive to him because it was a new truth for him. His eyes were seeing and his ears were hearing.
May our eyes and ears be continually open — receiving the simple yet profound Truths from our Heavenly Father who is steadfast and sure — creative and original.
He is a constant feeder of solid knowledge. He opens our eyes and ears to His Truth when we keep ourselves in the place of receiving.
My prayer is “Teach me, Lord. Give me ears to hear what you are saying, eyes to see what you are doing and a heart that understands and obeys your instruction.”
May I always have days when I learn something new.