Welcome to the first Five Minute Friday link-up of 2022! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, restful holiday season.

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Our first FMF writing prompt for 2022 is: IMPORTANT




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

Over the holidays, a particular circumstance caused me to think about what’s really important in life. And I confess: It took me a while to land on the “right” answer. My initial thought process immediately veered toward worldly things: a loving, stable family, a warm home, sufficient provision for decent food and clothing, a good education, access to healthcare . . . the list went on.

And while none of those things are bad, it is actually possible to live a fruitful, meaningful life without those things.

After thinking on it for a while, I realized that the single most important need for a “good” life is to know and love Jesus Christ. That’s it.

We sing songs like “He is my all in all,” but do we really mean it? Do we really believe that our lives would be “good” without anything but Him?

The reality is, whatever I think I need more than God has become my idol. If I think I would be “okay” as long as I had a roof over my head and four walls around me, enough food to not go to bed hungry, clothing to cover my body, but didn’t have Jesus — I shudder to think what would happen.

I’ll just say it: Nothing matters more than Him. He is my everything.






Here’s a resource to help you kick off your 2022 writing with a Godward focus: 


prayers for writers

prayers for writers

prayers for writers





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