If you have been following this at all, you know the drill about what I am doing. If not, click here.
I skipped day 6 last Thursday because I was in the hospital with a kidney stone. I actually missed not writing Thursday (despite the tremendous physical pain) and not writing the 5mf on Friday. I am taking that as a good sign.
So today’s word is Eyes.
Your eyes see me and all that I am.
You are not satisfied to let me stay where I am.
Your eyes look at your creation and say “It is good”.
But, you are not satisfied to leave things tarnished and undone.
Your eyes see my hidden and dark places despite my efforts to hide and shelter my pain.
You are not satisfied to let the darkness rule my being.
Your eyes see the potential I have despite the sin in my life.
And you are not satisfied to let me leave my gifts on the floor untouched.
Your eyes see my beginning and my end.
Your are satisfied to water, nurture, and give sunlight to the time in the middle.
You are satisfied to make me a priority and to help me flourish.
You are satisfied to help me be more like Jesus more and more everyday.
Because your eyes see me and all that I am.
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Welcome to day 4 of the Just Write! campaign here at Beauty in it’s time. Mary Kathryn Tyson is hosting this campaign in an effort to get her creative juices flowing, and other people’s as well. I have chosen to participate because I need a kick in the rear to get myself writing more frequently. So,everyday that she does this she will give us a one-word prompt and we “JustWrite!” for five minutes without editing (note: editing for grammar errors is okay, just don’t do a total rewrite). We are not trying to craft masterpieces here, we are attempting to “Just Write!” and get the creative juices flowing. MK has offered to allow us to write in her comments section, or to put a link in her comments if we have our own blog to write in.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. So, weeping is okay, but a promise of joy comes after the weeping. Joy is a promise, an eternal promise. We do not have to earn joy, it is just ours for the taking. Joy is a state of mind that can last through the days, weeks, months, and years. Joy has very little to do with happiness. Happiness is like the wind, it comes quickly and recedes just as readily. Joy can withstand the ups and downs of life. Joy is about trust. Trusting God that He has got it all covered. Trusting that there is nothing to worry about. Trusting that “all things work together for the good of those who LOVE the Lord.” Joy is not dependent on happiness to exist. Otherwise, we could not trust God’s promise of joy. But we can trust God’s promises, because, well, because HE is GOD. Thank you Jesus for making my joy complete, even when I cannot feel it.
Posted in Joy, Just Write!, Knowledge, Promises
Tagged completeness, enduring, fleeting, God, Happiness, Joy, Love, promises, weeping, withstanding