Five Minute Friday
So many goals swirling in my brain. So many dreams wanting to take root. I see them. They give me hope that new things are wanting to break through. This new year I want to take time to hone the craft of writing. Five Minute Friday is a great place for me practice and be encouraged by other writers as I write. I will set the timer for five minutes and then write. Here we go! I am excited to invite you in, welcome.
Fix your face.
I started saying this to the kiddos when they were really little and found ourselves at a crossroads in obeying or rebelling.I was hoping to help them understand that they had a choice. They can choose how to react to the moment and circumstance they were facing.
I’ve encountered more and more that I need to say this to myself. I need to fix my face towards Jesus so that his love will pour out of me more easily. I have a choice. I can choose how to react in every moment I find myself at a crossroads. I want to remember to “spur each other in love and good works”(Heb. 10:24). I want to remember that I can always choose to go first even when it feel like I always go first. I can choose to show grace even when I feel at a loss of desire. I can choose to cling to hope because His Mercies are new every morning and therefore I am not alone in the choosing.
What about you? Do you need to fix your face? What is holding you back from fiixing your face on Jesus? Is there a person to which you need to extend grace? Have you felt lonely, could it be that you need to go first and reach out?
May the Lord’s mercy dwell richly in your life today as you choose to fix your face towards Jesus alongside me.
11 thoughts on “Fix Your Face”
I say that to my son as well!!! My attitude for sure!!
Yes! Right?! We all need a chance to remind ourselves to fix our face!
From a girl whose facial expressions are a dead giveaway, I love the phrase, “fix your face!” I also love the reason why we need to fix our face…so that his love will pour out of me more easily from us. Thanls for this reminder.
Wow, that’s so true, our world truly wants us to think that for sure, yet he gives us all we need and pours out of us!
My eyes are fixed on my saviour visiting from fmf #4
You’ve made me think about that phrase in a new way.
I always thought ‘fix your face’ meant to put on a mask – of make up or a smile – to cover your real feelings, something fake.
So thank you.
Your FMF Neighbour #41
You are so welcome! I’m so glad. Praise the Lord for kindness that even words he uses to help us reframe our understanding.
I agree, our attitude is contagious. Think about that the next time you want to act in a way that is less that kind or dare I same unChirstlikle.
Stopping by from FMF #43
“I can choose to cling to hope because His Mercies are new every morning and therefore I am not alone in the choosing” – great encouragement.
Daisy, I need to fix my face, my expressions come out too easy. I have to stop/think. I too used to tell my kids to fix their faces when they were little. Blessings.
Visiting from FMF#12
Love this blog post! We do have a choice, each and every moment, to fix our face and lift our eyes to our Great & Mighty God🙏🏻!!!