a five minute friday piece | recover

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Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously.

and who told you
you’d walk a dusty
pilgrimage
always in the
right direction?

what caused you to think
maps are always
right side up and
compasses
unfailingly correct?

when were those
foolish promises
made to you, that there would
never be a need
to change your mind?

why so much surprise when
the path winds steeply
upwards, blocking your gaze
from the stars on which
you’ve depended?

how will you ever recover
your sense of direction
if you only ever
talk with your Guide
along the journey?

Maybe you’re like me, and your walk with God has taken unexpected hairpin turns.

If that’s the case, sometimes simplicity is a helpful tool — and tuning into the presence of our pathway Companion can be as simple as noticing our five senses. Not for the sake of directions (though those would be nice), but for the sake of recovering the love of walking with him in the first place.

I’ve created a simple guide for using our senses to connect with God in ordinary everyday moments. I’d love to send it to you. Subscribe here to receive it.

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This piece first appeared at amandadzimianski.com.

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I write to invite pew-weary Jesus people to stop beating themselves up on God’s behalf, and embrace their truest identity as his beloved.

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Inviting pew-weary Jesus people to embrace + experience their truest identity as beloved through subversive spiritual disciplines. Hope*Writer. Creative mentor.

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