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Five Minute Friday – Grasp

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!


Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Five Minute Friday Flash Mob


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