Friday, September 23, 2011


I'm linking up with The Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday.  Our prompt today is:  Growing


How fitting that the prompt for today is growing, since our family is expanding.  Last night my daughter dropped off another cat for us to loveWe certainly were not looking for another pet, but I must say this is the sweetest little kitten I have ever met. 

The prompt is also fitting because there has been a lot of growing going on in my heart too.  Stretching, changing, molding, reshaping, editing, growing - God has been doing a lot of work lately.  He's been working on those parts of my life that still look too much like me and changing them to look more like Him.

God has been growing my understanding of what it means to be a disciple.  He's revealed that there's still too much Pharisee in me.

You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life.  These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.  John 5:39-40

God is also growing my understanding of true worship, praise, love, and acceptance.

How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?  John 5:44

Yep, there's a lot of growing going on over here.  But as long as I'm growing closer to God and His amazing love, it's all good. 

Many blessings,


  1. I've got some editing going on in me too...I loved how you put that! May the Lord draw us ever closer to Him!

  2. We are all growing in different ways, but we should all be growing in the Word!

  3. yes...lots of change..lots of growth...and I too just want it all to lead me closer to Him.

  4. Growing was a good word for you today. :) Cute kitty.

    God is growing, or editing, me as well. It can be a painful process yet a beautiful one.

  5. What a great line "But as long as I'm growing closer to God and His amazing love, it's all good."

  6. God has done some major editing in me this past week. I have been learning new ways to handle tough situations, and how to use them more as an opportunity to witness, rather than an opportunity to become upset. Great Post, and God Bless You.

  7. Great 5 minute post, Lisa. "He's been working on those parts of my life that still look too much like me and changing them to look more like Him." Amen to that. He is constantly changing, molding and growing us!

  8. We love kitties, too. So glad this one found such a good home.
    As I grow closer to God, He continually trims, weeds, fertilizes, and waters. Though some parts can be painful, the buds of new growth sprouting are so worth it.

  9. Thanking God for the growing that He is doing in your heart. May He continue to take you deeper into His love.

  10. When I edit my own work it sometimes doesn't come out as well as it would have if I had left it alone. Thankfully, God's editing of me always works for my own good. I pray that the new kitten brings lots of joy to you.

  11. Hi Lisa - loved this post, especially the bit where you say, a little too much pharisee in me, ouch, me too. I'd like to think that I too am growing daily in His grace.
    God bless

  12. Awesome! I'm so glad you are moving and growing. It's so good, the work He does. And your new little one is so cute! My own is mewing and purring around my feet as I type this as if she knows I'm heart-filled with your kitty story. :) Enjoy your time of growing and your growing family.