Friday, June 24, 2011


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: restless

What does it feel like to be restless?

What sorts of circumstances and/or situations make you feel restless?

What do you do when you have a restless spirit?

Let me know what you think!!

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

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  1. Hi Sharon,

    I have been feeling restless of late, don't quite know how too put it into words yet, maybe it will be future blog fodder.

    Thank you for this post.


  2. Perfectly timed post. I felt restless this week as we drove through the farming communities of Iowa. I longed to own a hobby farm, maybe a few more animals than dogs...have a big garden like we were passing alongside the farm houses. And I realized that will probably never happen at our age...and it made me restless to do SOMETHING different. hmmmm. Anyway, thanking God for what He HAS given me today. (And yes, that was little Bugsy with his BIG ears in the picture!)

  3. I am going through a restless period - waiting - wanting something to happen - trying to let God be my compass! (lol)

  4. It is interesting that of the three comments before mine, all indicate they are restless. Restless, anxious waiting? Knowing something is about to happen but not sure what that could be? Jittery, nervous?

    Maybe this is when we are suppose to patiently endure like the Bible says to do as we wait for the Lord's timing.

    another good word, Sharon; got to think about this for a bit


  5. Restless, a word I'm acquainted with all too well. I think I become restless when I sense it's time for change but not sure when the expected change will present itself. BTW, thanks for the sweet comment you left the other day over at place.

    Blessings to you Sharon

  6. usually when I feel restless, I take a big breath and just relax, waiting for whatever the Lord prompts me to do. He says "Be still and Know that I am God". Too many times i get restless because I try to get ahead of God. Waiting is not easy but needs to be done. thank you for this post.

  7. Blessings Sharon and thank you!!! Great feedback comments...

    I'm like Sherry, restless when I try to get ahead of God... ohhh to wait and BE STILL. At times when I should be resting or better yet asleep, I become RESTLESS! If I'm not asleep but some magical time, I lay there "restless" and I usually don't know "why"... it's said if I would exercise more...

    ...awwww, I just heard bad news, Peter Falk (Columbo) died today... sorry for the regress.

    But truthfully, I got nothing again tremendous on being "restless" not even soap worthy like the infamous "Young and The Restless". I guess I fit in the latter but I don't think I'm a worry wart, or anxious (only God knows). So off to REST! May everyone enJOY a restful and great weekend and pray for those facing the floods in ND! Once again Sharon, depressing news
    Ho hum...more to pray about! Praying and believing God and His Promises!

    Love ya'

  8. I get restless when I get bored or anxious for something I must wait on.

    Thank you for this post and I love the scripture reference.

    God bless,

  9. I enjoyed reading the comments on this after the fact. I liked them all.

    I never really thought about it before now, but I guess I think of being restless as having sort of an "itchy foot" to move on to something new.

    Spiritual restlessness would be an itchy spirit, I guess. I think it can be a negative in that you're trying to get ahead of God (I liked that).

    But is it also a prodding of the Spirit prompting you out of what is comfortable?

    I don't know.
    I just know this restlessness of mine is robbing me of rest and I don't like it.

  10. I too get restless when I am waiting for something to happen and unsure of what it is. I am reminded that His time is not my time.

  11. WELCOME to Sherry and A Vintage Southern Life! It was a pleasure having you visit today, and thank you for leaving a comment! Hope you come back again sometime soon!

    Thank you to all of you for leaving such interesting comments. I was pleased to find out that I wasn't the only one who experiences a *restless* spirit. I particularly enjoyed the wonderful input you had about God. How restlessness can sometimes be us running ahead of Him. Or wanting to have something happen, and not knowing when or if it will. Or even how it can be positive - God moving in our hearts - a prodding of the Spirit.

    Restlessness can happen because this life isn't perfect. And sometimes it gets boring, quite frankly - and very unfulfilling.

    But restlessness can happen in our spirits, too. That's when prayer, God's Word, and the counsel of friends can help us discern whether it's God telling us to get moving, or telling us to stay put and be patient.

    HIS way and HIS timing - it's all we can trust.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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