Five Minute Friday – Present

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:1-2 

DSCN2802

Linking up with Five Minute Friday – today’s word is Present

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.. – See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/2013/07/five-minute-friday-present/#sthash.0IbZopve.dpuf

Present

To be fully present means more than just being in proximity with someone.  It means you need to be alert and engaged with your heart, mind, eyes, and ears.  It’s like when you are talking with a toddler, they pull your face down until you are looking directly into their eyes.  They want you to really listen, to give them your full attention.

It not so easy to be fully present with so many devices vying for our time: cell phones, emails, text messages, iPads, and etc.  These gadgets can be a very helpful tools, but they can also rob us of being fully present with those we love the most–our families and our God.  If we are not careful we can unknowingly spend hours of our time attached to these handy little apparatuses and miss out on relationships that mean the most to us.

DSCN2795

DSCN2811Our families and our children want us to be fully present.  They want us to engage in family activities, communicating and sharing their hearts with us. Our family invested in an above ground pool three summers ago, it has been a great investment for our family.  We have spent hours being fully present playing, laughing, and splashing one another.

DSCN2789

DSCN2806

Our Lord also wants us to be fully present with Him.  He’s waiting to spend time with us–not rushed or forced, but sweet and relational.

Be fully present with the ones you love.

Count blessings, Kasey

Five Minute Friday

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Present

  1. So true, Kasey. This is the type of “present” I want to live each day – that nothing temporal would interfere with anything eternal.
    Your pool looks awesome…I’ll have to discuss the benefits of having one with my husband ; )

    Like

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving comment. My husband wasn’t to thrilled when I first asked him if we could put the pool in, but know he enjoys it as much as the children. I highly recommend it. We have a lot of family time in and beside the pool (my husband also put a deck next to the pool). Great fun. Blessings, Kasey

      Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s