Friday, December 2, 2016
Today's Five Minute Friday prompt is: crave
When we first hear the word crave do we immediately think of food - chocolate, steak, fresh fruit - things like that? But what do we really crave? What do our souls crave?
This past week I was blessed to get to spend a good chunk of time with two of my dear friends and during both conversations, several themes kept coming up. The things it seems we crave in our souls are: forgiveness, fellowship, honesty, and community.
Forgiveness begins and always ends with what Jesus did for us on the cross. We cannot truly forgive others, until we have come to understand our great need for Jesus' forgiveness, and how free we are after we have accepted His gift.
Fellowship is something I hear more and more in conversations these days, both in one on one talks, and through online discussions. Our souls are weary of this world and we crave true, authentic fellowship where we can hear others share from their hearts, and where we feel comfortable sharing from ours.
Honesty is a hard thing sometimes, but without it, we cannot get the other thing our souls are craving: community!
Community seems to have been lost over the past 20 years or so as we Americans spent too much time chasing a dream and not enough focusing on God. Now that we have begun to experience community again, we want everyone to feel this joy that comes from having others in our lives.
Only five minutes, and the floodgates have just opened! Stick around because I'll be sharing more thoughts on these four things all month.