Five Minute Friday — Again

Time for Five Minute Friday thoughts. I can’t wait to join my fellow writers at fiveminutefriday.com as we share our pearls of wisdom or our pig’s ears and mix and mingle.

I’ve been sharing snippets taken from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. They are a testament to the value of the exercise. This week, I’ll share some perspective from Shelly. I hope she inspires you to check us out … and maybe join in?

“As I clicked through several FMF post on my blog, I realized how many people I met through the link ups and how important that bit of unedited writing was to hone the craft. I’m thankful for the opportunity to contribute both then and now for the way God used Five Minute Friday to shape my writing life. Who knew such a simple writing exercise at the end of a bust week could be so valuable!”

With that, the prompt has been revealed — AGAIN — and the timer is set. So, it’s time to GO…

Here I m again, Lord. Telling You I’m sorry. Again.

I try, Lord, but it seems I am weaker than I thought — problem one, thinking for myself. It doesn’t take much for my mind to wander down trails I know I shouldn’t, say things I know I shouldn’t, listen to people about or get involved in events I know have  no redeeming value.

But, again, Lord, You are there. You reach out Your nail-scarred hands again. You envelope me in Your embracing arms again. You whisper in my ear, letting me know You haven’t abandoned me. Again. Again. Again.

I don’t get it, Lord. Why are You so forgiving?

Although I try, I’m not, and I’m not sure I would ever continue to forgive again and again and again. But I am thankful for the Father who sent His Son and commissions His Spirit to walk with me through this journey, faults and all.

I am sorry … again. And thank You for not turning Your back on me even though I certainly deserve it … again! STOP

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Your life can be deeper than the ocean, larger than the sky and richer than all the minerals in the earth. You have so much potential. Do everything you dream of. Keep discovering yourself.

 

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10 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Again

  1. God chose a man’s life to be living
    ’cause He is divinely forgiving.
    They nailed Him up high,
    but he wouldn’t die;
    He is the gift that keeps giving.

  2. Joan Merrell says:

    I really enjoyed this post, and it hit home for me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and your post, on Five Minute Friday. Have a great, blessed weekend, neighbor!

  3. it’s always amazing to me how God never turns his back on the repentant. N0. 25 this week.

  4. Cindy says:

    There is a song that was popular when my daughter was young called, “Oops, I did it again” that has been running through my mind since I first read the prompt for the very reasons you list here. I have had to say “Oops I did it again, Lord” too many times! Thanks for the reminder that despite our failures, God remains!

  5. Bruce says:

    The reality is that we learn from our mistakes. This is all part of the journey of our human lives. We are all on a journey, and we are having a human experience. Being human, we are imperfect creatures. We are all subject to human nature, and we are not expected to be perfect in our human lives. I believe we are supposed to learn something positive from a negative experience. Like the old adage about a dark cloud having a silver lining. What should we concentrate on. The dark cloud or the silver lining ?

    A lot depends on having the spiritual knowledge of the heart and mind of God. Many years ago, I had a near death experience. During my NDE, I had an encounter with the “big guy”. I knew right away that I was accepted and treated with unconditional love. I sensed that this was very personal between Him and I. I might have thought I would encounter the guy from the old testament, but He was the complete opposite. Very loving, caring, kind and gentle. I believe that God loves all of us, in ways that we are unable to understand, comprehend or imagine. Remember the adage: To err is human, but to forgive is Divine.

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