Take Hold

It’s Friday and time for another Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo. Friday is a time when we “write for five minutes not worrying if everything is just right.” If you would like to join in the fun CLICK HERE.

An interesting thing happened this morning as I headed downstairs to start the coffee machine. I had this thought:

I wonder what the five-minute Friday word is this morning.  And then the word HOLD immediately entered my mind. I don’t know why.  It was just there…boldly written across my brain.  I smiled, and had another thought: wouldn’t that be something, if that really was the word this week!

I start the coffee machine and then check the word for this week.


Wow, cool, Lord!  Not hold…but a close relative. 🙂

Here is how the dictionary defines grasp:  1. To take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand. 2. To clasp firmly with or as if with the hand.

To take hold

Of course this reminds me of what I feel to be my life verse and one I have mentioned many times on my blog.  I even quoted it again yesterday in my ladies Bible study,  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” (Heb) 10:23

There was a time in my life when I let God’s truths slip through my fingers.  I let them get away.  Never again.  They’re life to me.  I depend on them.  I depend Him.  He is my only hope and I cling to Him now.  I don’t ever want to relax my grip again.


Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. (Proverbs 4:4)

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. (Philippians 3:12)

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)




10 thoughts on “Take Hold

  1. Kimberly Amici

    I just love how the Lord sets us up to receive, even as you were waking up this morning he was preparing your heart. Hold is a great word – It’s an active, not a passive, word. There was a time when I too let God’s truth slip through my fingers…no more! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tracy

    “They are life to me. Never again.” Yes and amen sister! Beautiful and an awesome reminder to hold fast today. Have a blessed weekend:) Grasping with you, Tracy

  3. Dolly@Soulstops

    What hope we can have to cling to His Word and His promises because He is faithful and He won’t leave us hanging alone…loved the verses you shared and how God spoke to you…blessings, Eileen 🙂

  4. Rachel @myheartsmission

    I love how your heart always comes through Eileen. You are such an encouragement to me.
    Oh how we are richly blessed when we take hold of and firmly grasp our Lord and Savior! When we come to Him- depending on Him- acknowledging our need. Yes, that’s what gets me up in the morning and drives me to my knees and into His holy Word. Our Lord is faithful and mighty to save!
    This is such a great reminder. Blessings on you friend. So glad I got to hear your life verse today, this is the first time I have heard you mention it since we “met.” God bless you on this Sunday morning my sister, may the peace of Christ rest upon you.


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