Frankly, on Faith: Five Minutes

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

God is extravagant. He is Almighty. Eternal. Ultimate. Substantial. He is everything.

He is also personal. Intimate. Up close.

I often shy away from time with God because I can’t give him an hour of focus. Those are precious sixty minutes in which my mind will, after the first few, begin to wander. Plot. Plan. Apologize.

Dear God. I can’t focus. I’m sorry. Let me start over.

And it begins again.

How much time can you spend with God without looking at the clock?

I failed. I’m obviously not a good person because I can’t keep the world from coming in and interfering. You say it takes practice, discipline. But I know I’ll never get there. I’d best not waste our time by even trying.

When my daughter calls, I answer. If she can only speak for a minute, I welcome it. Because she thought enough to check in, say hi, let me know she loves me.

When my cat climbs onto my chair, I let her warm my feet or side for however long she stays. She’s not a failure when she leaves.

So why don’t I believe that God, in His much greater capacity for love and care, would accept whatever time offering I can give Him?

Would He rather I pretend to pray for thirty minutes or more, just counting ticks on the clock while being distracted? Or does He want all of my attention in whatever increments I can give?


“But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the LORD, and a thousand years is like a day.”
~2 Peter 3:8, NLT


My soul longs to be authentic to, for, and with God. I will give Him what I truly can, and trust He is by my side when the world beckons me to responsibility.

As I spend time with Him, the more opportunities I find to do so. He is a beautiful, never-ending circle. And we are smack dab in the middle of His grip.

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With a stopwatch and Heavenly circumference,
~Molly Jo

Frankly, On Faith: Can you give God five minutes?

Frankly, On Faith: Can you give God five minutes?

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!


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