Five Minute Friday—Reflect

Reflect is a word I use when I want to slow down and let something marinate in me. We hear it at church and we hear it in yoga. The word itself comes with a great visual image, doesn’t it?

We see our reflection when we look in a mirror. We see the flaws; the grays that need a color update, the sun spots starting to show through and on and on. We hopefully also take time to notice the good features as well; the nicely shaped cheekbones, the calves that are rocking from years of soccer and so forth.

What about as we look in the Bible at the word of God do we see the good and ugly reflected in ourselves? The word of God was written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit. It is meant to discipline us on the ugly in our lives. It is meant to challenge us to live deeper and more lovingly like Christ. It is also meant to encourage us. The words are meant to inspire us with the image of Christ that we reflect to the world. When we call ourselves a follower of Christ He plants His Spirit in us. We Reflect Him everywhere we go. I’m praying that more and more I reflect His beauty and my sinful nature and selfish and ugly ways fall to the wayside.

What would it look like in your life today to Reflect a loving God? Who in your life could use some encouragement to see a Pursuing Creator chasing after their heart, longing to know them?


We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that I post here at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag #FMFParty

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

It started because I’d been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And I figured, why not take 5 minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.

Your words. This shared feast.

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  1. Monica, thank you for the reminder during this crazy time of year. It is always important to try to reflect God’s love, but something we should put extra focus on now. Blessings!

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  2. This is beautiful. Your words make me stop to think about what I am reflecting out into the world. And it was a good reminder to see the bad AND the good. Thank you!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing you post on FMF! Beautiful words for me to reflect on. :)

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