Friday, November 16, 2012

Stay the course

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

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..

Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::



Stay.  That is what God told me to do.  Why is that so hard?
Stay.  Remain in me.  Work through the tough stuff.  Don’t run away.
I want to run away.  In my own power, I would run away.  Not face the fire.  Not walk through the high waters.
But in His power I stayed.  Hard to believe that staying power is so hard to come by.
But He has enough of it.  He stayed on the cross when He had the power to come down.  He could have run away from my sin but He stayed.  Nothing He could ask me to stick with could be harder than dying on the cross, being separated from God and winning the war against Satan.
Try as I might I still sin against Him and my neighbor while I try to walk through the fire or through the high waters.  As Paul says I do exactly the thing I do not want to do.
And when my eyes stray from Him, staying the course that He has made for me is impossible.  I do not want to fail my babies. 
Must keep my eyes or Him and stay on this race He made just for me.


  1. What a beautiful reminder of how He stayed on the cross for me. May we stay when He asks us to stay.

    Thank you for stopping by Heart Choices this morning.

  2. "He could have run away from my sin but He stayed. Nothing He could ask me to stick with could be harder than dying on the cross..." Oh oh oh oh oh Nataline how precious this post is. So so true and bathed in the beauty of awareness and faith. Wonderful words!! So nice to meet you last night. :) (my picture is different on my comment photo and website, but I'm @jl_kay)

    Have a terrific day and I hope to enjoy another #fmfparty with you soon.