Five Minute Friday: Identity

          

           A girl walked in the quiet of the morning, woods behind her and a trickling stream at her side. A song in her heart, a book in her hand, and a word on her lips—Yeshua.

           A stranger approached–perhaps you, and said, “Excuse me lass, but why do you walk alone so early in the morning?”

           The girl turned round greeting the stranger with a rich smile. “Oh no, you are mistaken, I never walk alone. You see, my Jesus is always with me.”

           With a tone of perplexity and awe the stranger asked, “Who are you?”

           “Who am I?” Her smile deepened. “I am a sinner saved by grace, a daughter of the King. I am beloved of my Lord, so much so that He died to save me. I am the light of the world, the salt earth.
           “I am not Destitute, Depressed, or Alone. I am one with unspeakable Joy in my heart, never to be termed Forsaken. I am Loved, Cherished, Chosen, and Desired. I am in Christ, and crucified with Him. I am a temple—a dwelling place—for God. I am covered with the blood of Jesus, and spotless in God’s sight.
           “This is my identity, I am a Christian.”

           And with that, she smiled, curtsied, and went on, singing as she went.

 Who are you?

Drawn by my brother in Christ, Jeremy

 

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Five Minute Friday: Ache

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & leave an encouraging comment.

 

~Start~

Ache.

This word seems so familiar… I think everyone can identify. So much pain goes on—so many people I wish I could hold and heal…

But for me personally, what is this ache I’m feeling? I described an ache within my soul over the past few weeks in my journal.

It’s the ache to know God.

This yearning, this ache, this longing…this hunger to know God. How could it even be possible for us to know God? Just that fact overwhelms me. We serve an awesome God that is knowable.

Ah Lord, cause me to know You! Draw me near to Yourself, and fill this ache within my heart.

This aching for You.

~Stop~

Still not much for 5 minutes…: ) There’s just so much for me to think about there, that I can hardly write.

Have a lovely weekend, friend, and may you grow in Him.

In Christ,

Grace

Delight

I’ve been wanting to start doing Five Minute Friday for a while now, but just haven’t gotten around to it. My sister-in-law has done it for awhile now, then when a few others started, I thought it was time I did.

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & leave an encouraging comment.

 

 

~Start~

Delight.

As I stare at the word Psalm 37:4 comes to mind, “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”

How many times have I seen this in my own life? When I delight in the Lord, He becomes the desire of my heart.

As I contemplate a question arises within my heart.  Where is my delight now? Do I delight in the Lord, in spending time with Him, in reading His Word?

O Lord, I want a heart that delights in You.

I praise the Lord as I realize He is becoming my delight more and more…He is what I desire most in the depths of my heart, even though my actions don’t meet up sometimes. There is an unquestionable desire to know Him more.

Lord, what do you delight in? I want to be the kind of person You delight in…O show me Your way, and lead me to delight more in You.

~Stop~

I know that’s not much for 5 minutes, but I’m a slow writer; perhaps participating in this will help with that.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Grace