Today is Friday. We write free and bold and with out self-editing. For five whole minutes.
Today’s word: Expectation
Expectation. Is it bad? Is it good? I don’t know. Expectations often lead to disappointment and embarrassment. Expectations often lead to sadness and despair. We want what we want. We expect good things to happen, then they don’t. We expect God to take care of us…and He does. Expectations of God are a tricky thing. He never promised us a rosy life, but He did promise that He would always be there. He did promise that he would always walk through “it” with us. He did promise that He would carry us when we needed Him (whether we knew it or not). He did promise that give us just the right amount of strength and grace to get through the storms in life. Those are expectations we can take to the bank. We can cash in those promises. We can expect to survive this life as we walk with expectation into the next. We can expect that God will show up in our deepest, darkest moments. We can expect that he will do what He says He will do. Because He is Who He is. He is the Creator of the Universe after all. He is what least expect Him to be and more. He is mother and father to us all. He is gentle friend and firm counselor. We can expect the best from Him. We can expect to shine out His glory in our life.
Posted in Faith, five minute friday, Gifts, Grace, Promises, Redemption, Truth
Tagged christianity, expectation, Five Minute Friday, gentle friend, glory, God, grace, seeing us through, spirituality
Ah, that’s better. It’s been a while. Sorry little blog. I didn’t mean to let you gather so much dust. I am much less distracted now and wish to renew our friendship. Will you forgive me? You will? Oh, thanks!
What better way to celebrate my reentry to the blogdom than to do a Five Minute Friday?
Let’s write bold and free for five non-stop minutes shall we? Excuse me while I get out my timer…
God makes everything brighter and more vivid. Everything shines to my eyes when God is involved in the details. Sometimes I stand like a child, awed by the sun, blinking back tears at the sheer joy of it all. How could I not? God’s love can be so overwhelming at times, flowing into every nook and cranny of my soul, making everything cleaner, brighter, more vivid. When God makes something more vivid, I can see minute details I never noticed before. A bead of dew here, a friends smile wrinkles there, a word well-spoken right in front of me. How can I not notice the glorious and grand details of His design when my vision is clearer, when life is more vivid than usual? My heart is beats in tune with the details of His plan when they are known to me and I see the brightness of His glory shining for my unfettered eyes.
Thanks for being here!
You too little blog!
Posted in Beauty, Faith, five minute friday, Gifts, Grace, Growth, Joy, Passion, Peace, Tenderness, Truth
Tagged clear vision, details, glory, God, noticing, shining, vivid
I am trying something new here. I am giving myself a one-word prompt and will just write until I am done writing. Sort of like the Gypsy Mama’s 5 minute friday, except I will place no time limit on myself. But, I will not try to think to hard about what to say and will just write.
Good for me.
At least, not as bad as sugar.
God thinks it’s great enough to say “A land flowing with milk AND honey.”
Honey is part of the promised land.
Sweet. Good for me. Fulfilling a promise given a long time ago.
Only God is better.
Pure love given to me as a promise of plenty and peace.
Golden and pure like the sunrise in the East. Bringing promises of peace and plenty.
Jesus’ love for me that lead to a final sacrifice.
Undeserved by me.
Being with the Father IS the promised land.
Pure and sweet. Golden like the streets of Heaven (so I hear).
A promise to be with the father forever.
Honey from the promised land of peace and plenty.
May I rest in your Glory today Father.
May I feast on your honey. Sweet. Pure. Golden. Delicious.
Posted in Blood of the Lamb, Grace, Love, Peace, Promises
Tagged delicious, father, glory, God, golden, goodness, heaven, honey, Jesus, sweet