Heart Choices: Five Minute Friday: Crowd

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Five Minute Friday: Crowd


It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with other writers. We receive a one-word prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. Our word for this week is CROWD.

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When I think of the word crowd, what comes to my mind is following the herd. Like cattle, one person does something, and people go along with it and do likewise. It's so easy to get caught up in crowd think.

I listen to conversations. What's the latest fad? What Netflix series are you watching? Do you fit in with your style of clothing? Do you have the latest technology gadget? What celebrity do you follow?

As a Christian, we are called out of the crowd. Yes, we still live in the world, but this is not our permanent home. We belong to Jesus.

We are called to be a light, shining in a world of darkness.

"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl; instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16 NIV  
Are you trying to fit in with the crowd? Or are you following the One who can meet your every need and love you like no other? His name is JESUS.

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Blessings and love,

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  1. Debbie, it can be so easy to follow a trend, or a crowd. We must truly use wisdom as we all follow someone. May we follow the One, the Only One, who loves us most and knows what is best. Grateful to be your neighbor this morning. Have a wonderful Friday!

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    1. So glad you stopped by to visit. I checked out your post and loved it!

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  2. You ask the good questions. I stopped to listen. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and ...listening. :)

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  3. It is good to stop to pause and think about these questions: are we truly following Jesus or are we being drawn into following the crowd instead? Thanks for a thought-provoking post!

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    1. Yes, I often have to check myself. It's just so easy to follow others, isn't it?

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  4. Love this post. Very encouraging!

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  5. We are called out of the crowd.....I love that! In life I’d rather get lost in the crowd than stand out, but God wants us to stand out as a light! You have given me something to think about! Thanks for sharing your wisdom, Cindy

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    1. It certainly can be tempting to get lost in the crowd but God calls us out. I'm glad this gave you something to think about. I love how we can all encourage one another.

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