Five Minute Friday time! Where we write for five minutes flat on a one-word prompt and then link up at  This week’s prompt is the word FOLLOW.  You can “follow” the link on the button here to read lots of encouraging posts by my lovely friends!


It’s so funny how my kids literally follow me everywhere when we’re here at home. Everywhere. Like, I have to LOCK the door when I go to the bathroom, or they will be in there with me. (I’ve made that mistake several times, so I try to remember to lock it. Just for my own sanity.) They want to follow me downstairs when I go to get undies or socks from the dryer. They want to follow me to the outdoor trash can when I am taking out the stinky trash.  You get the picture. And I know this is not new news for you moms with small kids, because yours do the same thing. {smile}

I am just thinking about how Jesus told his disciples to follow Him. They literally left everything behind to follow Jesus. Jesus told them (when He was about to leave earth) that He was going to send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. He said that the Comforter had been with them, but he was about to be in them.

I find it amazing to think about how easy Jesus has made it for us to “follow” Him. Bear with me here–I’m not saying life is always easy. I’m saying His way, His yoke is easy. His burden is light. We are to follow Him, and He is inside us. So it’s not a matter of watching for some far off sign of where He’s going next so we don’t miss it. It is a matter of simply communing with the One who is closer than our very skin. It is a matter of looking inside Follow FMFfor the life-giving Fountain that never runs dry. When we rest in His love for us, and enjoy intimacy with His Spirit in the secret place of our hearts, following just happens. Following is a byproduct of relationship.


That may have been longer than five minutes.  I lost track of time! Blessings to you, graceful friends!

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Tasha Medellin is a head-over-heels-in-love wife and not-so-perfect mother of three who loves spending time outdoors, curling up with a good book, and simply basking in the riches of God's glorious grace.

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