I have a good excuse. I was on the road yesterday!
Seriously, whether it’s Friday, Saturday or sometimes Sunday or later, I’m compelled to participate in the Five Minute Friday exercise, much like a schoolboy with an assignment — and it’s been a lot of years since I’ve been in school!
Our hostess, Kate Motaung sums up the community. “Five Minute Friday is a weekly testimony of the creativity of our God. Every weekend, I step back and smile at the way God takes a single word and turns it int a fountain of varied inspiration. I love seeing the many avenues that branch out from the same starting point, and how some travel the same path, but with their own stride. Five Minute Friday has taught me that God is a creative God. When we come together in community, gathering around the same prompt, we reflect His image through our unity and diversity.”
The prompt word is developed at a twitter party Thursday night and released at 10 p.m. From there, the creativity begins … all writing unscripted for five minutes (or so) on the prompt word, linking at Kate’s place, http://katemotaung.com/2017/02/16/five-minute-friday-weak/, then experiencing the work of others and offering encouragement. It’s that simple. It’s fun, energizing and keeps your mind active amid the daily routine. You should check out some of the work at Kate’s place or, better yet, try you hand at it.
The prompt this week was WEAK. The time has been set, so I guess it’s time to GO …
For when I am weak, then I am strong [through the grace of God] – 2 Corinthians 10
That’s what popped into the mind this week.
I know, at least for me, I don’t like weakness (of any kind) and I like to believe I am strong enough to handle anything. But I also know the truth. Like Paul, I am weak — in body, in spirit, in faith, in perseverance. But there is a greater power — our Lord and Savior — who breathes into me the strength to keep plodding through. I like to do things my way … and only when it’s convenient does my way coincide with His way.
But although I fail — often — my God keeps lifting me up. He is there in the darkest times. He is there during the mundane times. He is there in the happiest of times.
When I recognize my weakness, I get an extra push of His strength. Sometimes I don’t even realize it … but when I look back I can see the hand of God at work in my life. Praise God!
Wow, look at that. Five minutes! That must be a first for me.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. — Dr. Leo Buscaglia