Friday, 20 November 2015

Dwell: Five Minute Friday


When I saw the Five Minute Friday prompt "dwell" this verse immediately came to mind. Dwell and abide have been two words that are coming up often for me at the moment. I love this verse but often question what that actually looks like in my daily life. How do I dwell in the secret place? I think I am figuring it out slowly. So often I try to work to make it happen instead of rest, which is required. 

Accepting a new leadership position felt so right at the time, then all the thoughts of inadequacy hit. I could choose to dwell on all of those doubts and fears or dwell in the security of knowing it was from God and He will equip me for it. I dwell in His truth when I declare it with my mouth, surround myself with Scripture and worship music and don't listen to the negatives in my head. 

How I would love to be "stable and fixed". I know many who know me in real life often think I have it all together but my internal often doesn't match up. More dwelling required!

I wrote this quote on a tile at a MOPS morning. It was obviously meant for the season I am now in!

This post was written in response to the Five Minute Friday prompt, "dwell". and is linked up there. Click on the image below to read what others have written.




22 comments:

  1. "I dwell in His truth when I declare it with my mouth..." Love that. And I love your tile, and the verse. Visiting from FMFparty tonight. Your neighbor in the #7 spot.

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  2. Yes! God will equip us when he calls us! I'm the Organized Annie sort of person who things I have to have everything together FIRST before I can serve or do. I often miss the calling because I'm too busy organizing!

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    1. That is definitely my default setting too but learning to let go of that.

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  3. I need that plaque as a reminder!! I'm always holding myself back.

    Parked at #8 this week

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    1. Very easy to make- cheap tile and write with a Sharpie! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. May we all dwell in his truth. I think so often we all find ourselves holding ourselves back. Bu God gives us what we need. Visiting from FMF where I'm parked in the #13 spot.

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    1. He does indeed! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Thank you for your transparency. I often dwell on those negative thoughts and feelings that will only hold me back from service God has called me to - I also chose to focus my writing on Psalm 91:1 and I like the version you used. Great reminder that abiding IN God gives us the strengthen and ability and shelter we need to complete the task He has called us to. From your #fmf partner in writing linked up on the #16 spot

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    1. Thanks! I love the Amplified version for many verses. So awesome that the same verse came up for several of us.

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  6. I enjoyed your post- that is the verse that came to my mind too when I saw the prompt. It's so important to actively fill our minds with truth. I love the quote on the tile too- there's a lot of truth in that. (FMF #21)

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    1. I love that the same verse came up for many of us. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. That has long been a favorite verse, but I had never seen that translation. Stable and fixed - not in myself, but by abiding in Him. Wonderful!

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    1. It is the Amplified version, which is one of my favourites. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I love that promise. He is so good to us and His promises so true. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Amen to that! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I think it's cool that we both had the same verse come to mind when we heard the #fmf prompt. :) Blessings to you!

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    1. Several of us have written on that verse. I love seeing the different perspectives and thoughts that one verse can evoke!

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  10. Perfect scripture for me today!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Ah! He provides such strength for us even when we think we are in over our heads!

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  12. I used 91.1 also! Catching up on my reading today! xo

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