I’ve been quiet here this week. Partly because I am lacking the words at the moment, partly because I am so busy I don’t know where to start, and partly because I am not a blogger who blogs from a schedule of postings that must be published. I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl when it comes to this right now. I am busy raising four kids, being a wife, running a home, and recently became the MOPS coordinator for our church and I’m still training for that 10 mile race….
But it is friday, and I hate to miss out on playing with the sweet friends who join in with Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama for a little word fun she calls Five Minute Friday, so here we go.
Five minutes to write, no editing. The prompt this week, New
One of my favorite verses ever. I have leaned hard on this verse for years, knowing that when I mess things up, the Word reminds me that by his grace, I have another opportunity to get it right. I have repeated these words to myself, again, and again. I never get tired of it.
I rise before the sun most days and in that quiet stillness of the sleeping house, in those moments that I slip down the stairs, trying to land my feet just to the right and then left of the creaking floor, I think of this verse. I breath this verse in and out- I am too often holding on to the past, allowing it to continue to work me over, my mistakes, the ways I have failed, forgetting that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am ever thankful for new days, new seasons, new opportunities, for all of the ways God provides new chances to know him better, to live better in his will-
I pray that you don’t forget this as easily as I do. I hope that you wake each new day with that fullness in your heart, knowing that each breath, each moment is a new gift to live well, to make amends, to take that leap or to wait patiently for his urging-