Five Minute Friday — Close

It’s Friday. Time for Five Minute Friday.

Under Lisa Jo Baker’s direction (, hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the Spirit move you.

Our word this week is CLOSE.

A new day opens. New opportunities unfold. We may have a to do list or just serendipitously ramble through the day. From the time we get up until the time we go to bed, there are countless opportunities to make choices … some good, some bad and most neutral. But, as we lay our heads on the pillow at the end of the day, that door closes … forever.

Life is a series of days, each opening its own chapter in the grand novel of our lives. Some things are important — milestones. Others are just day-by-day adventures. Those chapters eventually close, but all create memories stored within us.

The same is true for our spiritual life. Not everyday is an epiphany. There are days when we just wander through out spiritual life, others days when we proclaim it like the first Christians. But as we draw our last breath, that final chapter, too, will close.

Then what?

Well, that’s the biggest decision we have to make … before the door closes! … STOP

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: If God is smiling, He will show His pleasure by giving you this supernatural sense of His peace deep inside; this stubborn confidence; a poise that’s there even if everyone else is frowning. You may still have doubts, but when you’re alone in His presence — it’s just you and Him — you’ll just know you’ve done the right thing. That peace, that sense of rightness, okay-ness, will be there in the midst of the confusion.


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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Close

  1. Lisa M says:

    Great take on close! I went with close as in “close to you”. It’s so easy to forget how numbered our days are. To take things for granted. I am sure I will think of the door closing as I’m turning off the lights tonight.

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