Five Minute Friday: Collect

Collect (1)

Lessons in trusting our Abba.
They come to us in various forms,
including those situations in which we are faced with the choice to collect or let go.

As in the one faced by the children of Israel in the wilderness,
when He provided manna with the clear instruction to gather only what was needed for each day.
Some chose to trust and obey.
Others chose to collect, gather more than was needed only to have it become filled with maggots.

Lessons in trusting our Abba.
They come to us in various forms,
including those situations in which we are faced with the choice to collect (gather) or let go.

As when we are hurt by others,
betrayed,
maligned.
We are faced with the choice to collect offenses.
Become offense collectors.
Or the choice to forgive and be grace givers,
recognizing that we have been forgiven more than we have ever been hurt.
That we are the recipients of abounding grace.

Lessons in trusting our Abba.
They come to us in various forms,
including those situations in which we are faced with the choice to collect (gather) or let go.

FMF

Joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday community for our weekly writing adventure. To learn about Five Minute Friday, click here. This week’s prompt is “Collect.”

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6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Collect

  1. This one is going to sit with me. The visual of maggots infesting the things I don’t need, the things God tells me not to keep… It’s powerful.

  2. Beautiful commentary. I was touched by the idea that my habit of collecting offense was infesting my physical, emotional, and spiritual body. I sit here pondering how I can unlearn and release this habit that was born out of years of distrust of people, myself, and honestly of God. My prayer is that God search my heart, replace distrust with faith and replace collecting offenses with His unconditional love and soul healing forgiveness.

  3. Here is the thing I have learned about collection thoughts…we tend to turn them over and over in our mind. Each one growing in size the longer we keep them. Resentment is one that will turn into wrath if we keep turning it over and over. It will stop only when forgiveness is applied. Great post…

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