Five Minute Friday: Rest

Welcome, Friends!

I am posting my “Five Minute Friday’ with Lisa-Jo Baker and the Five-minute crowd a few days late this week. Today, I am taking five minutes to write on the prompt REST.  Would you like to spend five minutes to write unrestrained, and let your heart and mind soar? Link arms with us at:  http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/.

  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2.  Visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…Why don’t you join us?

Cascading Stream under Sunlight in Forest

 REST:

Where do we find rest, would I stop the world and get off this race of life that keeps me spinning. I find myself racing from one task to another playing catch up each day. Cooking, cleaning, washing, writing, it seems I will never get to the end of my long self-imposed list. “Hurry, hurry, faster, faster you’ll never get it all done!” Run, run.

Yet the rest that I long for, I find in the quiet of the morning sheltered in the word of God as he leads me beside the still waters of his love.  Calming the turmoil, halting the winds and giving my soul the restful peace to keep moving forward in uncertain times. Whatever the day my hold, I know God’s rest is only a prayer away. He only asks me to live one day at a time for him, because he holds all my tomorrows.

STOP

Thank you for sharing your time with me, dear friend. Where do you find times of rest in the busyness of your daily life? I’d love to hear from you.

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Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

Welcome, Friends!

I will be spending my first “Five Minute Friday’ with Lisa-Jo Baker and the Five-minute crowd. Today, I am taking five minutes to write on the prompt Ordinary.  Would you like to spend five minutes to write unrestrained, and let your heart and mind soar?

  1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  2. Link back and invite others to join in, http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/.
  3.  Visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…Why don’t you join us?

 

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God uses the old, the broken and the ordinary people of this world to show us His great love and compassion.  How many times have I felt the sting of Satan’s whispering lies, “That I am unworthy or not good enough to serve a Holy God.”  Would I cover my face in shame and hide from the God who knows me best and still loves me?

Like Moses who spent 80 years trying to find meaning for his life, God brought him to a burning bush moment and gave him both meaning and purpose in serving him. I am so glad God can use ordinary, broken people to share His Good News and love to a broken and hurting world.

Father, help me stand with open hands before you, submitting to your will. I want my ordinary life to be extraordinary for you.

Stop.

Christ paid a price we could never pay, to give us life we did not deserve. 

We are truly loved.

Do you ever feel like you are too old, to broken or flawed to be usable to God? Do you think it’s too late for you?  I would love to connect, let me hear your thoughts.