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.