I’m horrible at writing for only five minutes. (I believe she was right, out of the blue she told me to “focus on the bigger thing, Lisa…the story that is supposed to be written, yours!” ) I like the idea of responding to a suggested prompt, waiting to see what God might have me say. It’s an exercise, skills building, practice.
So, Five Minute Friday’s prompt today…here is where you led me:
This morning, I’m recording what I’m beginning to see come through. I’m not concerned over what I’m not sure of yet.
The light just enough for now, more breathtaking than all at once, for sure.
I should keep a record of how things come true, come through when I take my thoughts elsewhere.
Big, big revelations about my path and tiny little, sweet surprises that if I’d seen my face in a mirror, I’m quite sure it held a glow.
How a bold statement from an honest soul had been tucked away festering in my place of what if, maybe.
In the back of my mind.
The place where those thoughts I manipulate, the ones compromised by past and the ones trying to shine like a pretty twinkle of light longing for unveiling.
Yep, they are all there together.
This morning, I journaled two sentences from a lengthy devotional, pulling out the ones for me.
Not a single one of your thoughts escapes God’s notice.
The place I keep deeply covered, the longings for one thing or another.
They come to light when I let them, on their own.
There’s a lesson here. One I should know by now. We can’t hold faith, can’t see it or hear it.
Cannot manipulate or mold into what we want.
It resides in the recesses.
Then when it pleases, it shows itself in beautiful or bold surprises.
And though I’m giddy sometimes over the surprise of God’s notice and timing, I still go back to depending on me and my part in it all.
When did I forget that you’ve always been the King of the world? Natalie Grant
The hidden things are of God. The secrets revealed in time not mine.
Were it not so I’d do nothing but strive, search, yearn, push and pout.
Instead, maybe, no…Yes! I’ll hold on longer this time to the surprises that are never surprises at all. Yes, I will depend on your knowing.
A phone call you never expected, an answer to your fears on the other end or just a voice, saying everything is okay.
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”
Hebrews 11:1 NLT
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