Devotionals, Five Minute Friday

So Be It, Amen

Think about that one word that holds the most power for you.

We could give the standard Miss America answer and go with, “(World) Peace.” 

World peace is an awe-inspiring thought, but if it were attainable by men, we wouldn’t need a savior, a faith in any higher being or even hope. Man would have created an achievement that was on the surface levels of our humanity, but not deep, gut-wrenching, or earth moving emotions that makes us leap in faith. There would be a void where our joy should be moving us to serve and maneuver people towards eternity.

World peace wouldn’t need an eternity to follow. The peace would falsely lead us to idols and manmade gratification. Faith would be null, and hope would become obsolete.

There’s another word that we can think of that summarizes our beings, our faith. It gives our toils hope, our prayers answers and our thankfulness declaration.

When the Spirit propels, we follow and raise up our hands in Amen. When we call upon the Lord for answers, we bow our heads in Amen. In troubles and in thanksgiving, we quietly seek the Lord in Amen. When the words are few and our thoughts are quiet before our God, we whisper, Amen.

Romans 11:36

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

In love, in praise, in baptism, and in death, so be it, the Lord has it.

In trials, in truth, in adversity and in birth, so be it, the Lord has it.

1 Chronicles 16:36

Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the LORD.”


When we conclude our day, wipe the dust from our feet, and make our way to slumber, we sing out our prayers, and thank the Lord, Amen.

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4 thoughts on “So Be It, Amen

  1. Amen! Without a Savior, the world doesn’t have much going for it!

  2. hi mary ann:) i’m your next door neighbor at FMF. nice to meet you. i enjoyed your post today. interesting to think about what would be my word. peace is a good one…so is grace. it has become a more and more meaningful word to me the past few years. i enjoyed browsing your blog:)

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