Five Minute Friday: Dwell

(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)

Five Minute Friday: Dwell

Go.

Don’t dwell on it.

Don’t dwell on the evil in the world.

Don’t take up residence among the evil and the anger and the fear and the hate.

Don’t dwell on the darkness.

It’s so easy to put down roots in that country.

There are no quotas or barriers to entering and dwelling in evil.

All are welcome.

All are actively recruited every minute of every day.


Instead dwell on hope, on beauty, on compassion, on love.

Take up residence among the helpers and the forgivers and the comforters and the healers.

Dwell on the light.

There are no quotas or barriers to entering and dwelling in hope, either.

Here, too, all are welcome.

Here, too, all are actively recruited every minute of every day.

You have the power to choose.

Where will you dwell?

Stop.

Evening sun shines through the trees of a cemetery, highlighting multiple paths and casting shadows

 

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3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Dwell

  1. Sarah,
    Wow! Incredible post. You wrote about just what The Spirit has been stirring up inside of me, but with much more economy. I am not so good with face to face communication and make up for it sometimes I think with my writing. I especially love your line “taking up residence among helpers, comforters, forgivers”. As Christians we do a lot of thinking and talking about issues or God, but such a lack of walking out and doing the conviction.
    Cheers,
    Leah

  2. Powerful post! So much packed into this. And oh how easily we can be sucked into the darkness if we take our eyes off Our Light. Love this especially because it is what God has been working in my heart the past few days:

    “There are no quotas or barriers to entering and dwelling in hope, either.

    Here, too, all are welcome.

    Here, too, all are actively recruited every minute of every day.

    You have the power to choose.”
    So very true.

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