“Following” along with 5 Minute Friday today with the word prompt: Follow
Go — 5 minutes
As a Christian woman, I try to follow after good things in my life. And I attempt to shy away from not-so-good things. I want to run after what will encourage, challenge, educate, and enrich me as a woman. I want good things in my life. Don’t you?
I follow a Girls’ Night Out group; a group of women that inspire and challenge me
I follow a weekly Bible Study
I follow some really good blogs by godly women
I follow the most current, popular Bible teachers
I follow my husband of 40 years, and feel so blessed to have his godly leadership
I follow what my adult children are doing and their children
These are good things in my life. Really good things.
However, am I spending time reading Christian blogs to get to know my God?
My husband is a great guy, and my children do need my attention, but they are NOT my God.
Am I spending time with godly women in the hopes of getting to know Christ? We talk about Him and I always come away encouraged. But I think it’s like trying to get to know Karen by spending time with Karen’s best friend. Why not sit down with Karen?
Sometimes I wonder if I am forgetting to follow after the BEST thing. Nothing replaces my relationship with God.
Not even the really good things in my life.
Stop! 5 minutes?