Five Minute Friday – Red

06 Sep


God:  “Where have you been?”

Me:  “In the desert, wandering.”

God:  “How did you get there?”

Me:  “Apparently I wandered there all on my own.”

God:  “Did you learn anything while you wandered?”

Me.:  “Yes, and you know that because you never left me.”

God:  “Of course I didn’t leave you, you keep me in your heart wherever you go.”

Me:  “I learned many lessons from you while I wandered.”

God:  “Yes, I saw you scribbling and typing.”

Me:  “I understand better how thirsty and dry I was for your Spirit.”

God:  “Feel better now?”

Me:  “Yes I do, and thank you.”

God:  “You’re welcome.”

Me:  “Thank you for the protection, the lessons, the guidance, and the forgiveness.”

God:  “You are dearly loved.”

I’ve been gone a while, been home a while, and I’ve been trying to gather my, um, my thoughts and my courage to sit at the keyboard again…and I had already started typing my conversation in “RED.”  So, I’m throwing it into the Five Minute Friday pile because, well, God says “Go.”

I figured out a whole bunch of stuff while I wandered, especially on this one hike I took in June.  It had the greatest tour guide.  The Almighty himself showed up and He was sort of loud that day…

I’m going to take that day of messages and share with you what I learned and experienced.  But, I won’t be able to do it all at once.  I know you’ve got laundry to finish, or a diaper to change… or maybe you’re headed out to the bus stop to fetch your kids or run your weekend errands or… possibly you’re reading as many Five Minute Friday blogs as you can today and trying to catch up.

My desert wanderings start with this blog:

“The Hike Full of Messages” will soon follow and will cover my lessons that God gave me on that particular day in June.  It was awesome, and I can’t wait to share them with you.  Come thirsty… OK?


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5 responses to “Five Minute Friday – Red

  1. katherine

    September 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    man, the desert. Sometimes you know without a doubt he’s there. Sometimes you push him away. Sometimes you run to somehow be closer. Regardless he’s there. happy FMF

    • Sue

      September 6, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Thanks for the visit… I had my desert experience IN the desert too… I think that’s why I figured some of it out fast … It was VERY hot!

      Have a great weekend Katherine!

  2. E Wright

    September 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    How comforting to know that no matter where, how far, or how long we wander, He is right there. Thanks for your post. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

    • Sue

      September 6, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      Thanks for stopping by… I’m so thankful He didn’t leave my side ; )
      Have a great weekend!

  3. Barbie

    September 7, 2013 at 12:40 AM

    It’s so comforting to know that God never leaves us, especially in the desert. I think He’s closest to us in those times. Thank you so much for sharing your heart!


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