Friday I will begin posting a “Five Minute Friday” writing assignment as part of a Flashmob of writers. The leader of the group gives an idea and everyone writes for 5 minutes straight. A constant stream and flow of words with very little editing. I wrote my ideas on Friday, but waited to write alone first to see how it felt…
Here are the results: GRASP
Friday, wake up and grab some coffee. Grab some glasses, ipod, turn on the power and wifi. Grab a chair. Get a grip, wake up … rushing and faltering and heeding no God I try to wake up and function. My first email has the title Grasp. The blog topic for a day that I can’t get a grip!
Slow down, wake up, be thankful. Breathe.
Get Ready And Sit Patiently I think the letters mean. Get ready and sit patiently while God speaks. I’m in a flurry of my own doing. I’m only thinking of all that needs to be done – some for others like a meal for a friend, and an outing I planned with 2 ladies. Later I pause with the hubby while the “pool boy” puts the salt in our new pool… enjoying coffee, sun, and the concrete under my feet. The blessing of a really good life – with God’s promise to make it even better.
Call it a lesson learned? Sometimes I really need God to remind me, when I forget, to seek Him first because everything I try to do myself causes me to struggle in some way, shape or form.
I love the verse – often sung in choir – Psalm 121: 1,2… I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Philippians 4:13 says I can do everything through him who gives me strength
Maybe when my feet hit the floor in the morning, I could be thankful first, instead of just caffeine-deprived. Thank you God!