Focus Upward

Confident

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I've been reading through Proverbs and a few days ago the daily reading was focused on walking in integrity and not being a fool. The author shared that Proverbs 19:1 in the AMPC adds 1 word to describe a fool; a "[self-confident] fool". The author of the devotional then said, "the ultimate description of a fool is one who relies . . .

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February 20, 2019

Where

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Psalm 10:1 (The Message) "God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you?"

Have you ever felt like David? Unsure of "where" God is? 

Looking back over the past few months, I have felt that way, at times. I truly sensed I had heard from God and pursued a new position at work. Still with the same . . .

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February 06, 2019

Influence

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image Influence: to affect, to sway; to move a person to action. 

As I have begun this year with a new word and looking for "delight" in things, the Lord is showing me how I allow circumstances and other people around me influence me. I have allowed them to affect or sway my attitude and (confessing now), not always in the . . .

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January 19, 2019

Praise

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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Praise: . . .

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October 16, 2018

Potential

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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It's Friday...what a joy to sleep in and wake up to a new day...a day full of potential.  Jesus, what do You have in store for me today as we partner together? I'm learning that this life is not so much about choosing A or B, but listening for Your voice, seeing where You are working, and joining You in that work. 

Thank . . .

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September 28, 2018

Loyal

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Loyal to the end

Faithful, trustworthy and true

Jesus my anchor.

 

He is my teacher.

May I be loyal to Him.

Faithful to Jesus. 

 

"Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and . . .

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August 29, 2018

Thirteen

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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13...my children are definitely older than that...and I realized that 13 is half of 26 and there are 26 letters in the alphabet. The Lord prompted me to share an exercise (and I may have written about this before) that our family has done for many years. Praising God through the alphabet for His attributes; who He is! I'll do 13 . . .

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July 29, 2018

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