It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with The Gypsy Mama. Yes, I know I'm a day late but I got out of my blogging rhythm with the holidays. So better late than never!
We receive a one word prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. It's been such a good writing exercise for me so I didn't want to miss out. Our word for this week is: FIGHT.
Competition can be a good thing and a bad thing. For me, it tends to spur me on when I become a bit lazy. After all, I don't want to be left in the dust. My flesh rears its head. Give me a good old fashioned arm wrestle with my sister-in-law Amy and ...I'm in!
But when I consider spiritual gifts I realize there's no competition. As Christians, we have each been given gifts. I may not have the gift of singing beautifully but I can offer the gift of a listening ear. Instead of envying another for their gift, I want to embrace the gifts I've been given and use them for God's glory.
We are in a fight; a battle. Let us not fight one another but use our gifts to love one another and spread that love.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. Ephesians 6:12
Blessings and love,