Today is Five Minute Friday, hosted by The Gypsy Mama. It’s a chance to put aside plans and just write whatever comes out of our hearts in five minutes. If you love writing, I encourage you to do a free write of your own – computer or paper, blog or no blog – it’s just a great thing to experience. If you do have a blog and choose to participate, be sure to link up with the incredible community of women who share each week. They really are all amazing!
Today’s word is REAL.
What is real about you to me, my God?
The sunsets painting the skies so many vibrant shades.
The rain coming down to water the earth that is brown and dead without it.
The ocean with its tides and waves that could swallow most anything, yet you keep it all perfectly in place.
The love you’ve placed in my heart for the husband who is my perfect match.
The incredible gift that is my son.
The family with whom you’ve extravagantly blessed me – they provide such an incredible picture of Your grace and love in the way they are there for me. The way they have sacrificed for me. The way they love.
The home that shelters me from the harshness of the world. It may be humble with plenty of flaws, but you allow me to see that they are just little bits of its character.
Your church and how it is so necessary for life. It is Your bride, and I am part of it. You died for it, and I love being able to be a part of this thing that is so precious in Your sight. The knowledge that hits me so often when I stand singing praise to You with a body of believers fully knowing that in that moment, thousands of others are joining me across this entire world doing the same thing.
The way You are always there for me so intimately when I need You. The way You guide me so clearly without ever verbally speaking to me. And yet You speak. That is really You, guiding, encouraging, loving, chastening, revealing Yourself to me.