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Five Minute Friday: Color

God's love displayed through art

I love Fridays.  It’s when I get to take part in the 5 Minute Friday with The Gypsy Mama, and other fabulous bloggers.  We have a word prompt and get just 5 minutes to write, without worrying whether it’s just right or not.  Here are my words, freely flowing out of my heart into yours.

Today’s Prompt:  Color

Ready…Set…Go!

I stood at the blank canvas, timid and a little scared.  He had called me to create, but I could only reflect on my lack of ability and technique.  Yet He, the Master Artist, the one so full of color that it overwhelms me at times — He was calling me to take a chance, to step out and allow myself the freedom to create with color.

I gathered up my brushes and my paints of blues, greens, golds and tans.  I wasn’t sure what I was doing.  Timid, I held back.  I was fearful.  What would they think?  What if the colors I painted had no form and did not speak His heart?  Gently, slowly, I began to hear the voice of the Master Artist. He guided my hands, effortless and beautifully across the blank canvas until it was filled with color.  He brought revelation to my heart and to my mind. God displayed His love to me that day on the blank canvas.

My life is a blank canvas.  And He is the Master Artist who comes to fill my life with color.   Joy, peace, freedom, love — these are just a few of the colors flowing from His heart to mine.  I am thankful I get to experience painting with the Master Artist.  May He continue to color my canvas with is love.

Stop.

Will you  join me in this fun, freeing writing exercise today?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

21 Comments

  • Reply
    Jacque Watkins
    December 9, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I am joining you in praying that beautiful prayer…”may He continue to color my canvas with His love”, so beautiful! May your Friday be blessed!

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Thank you Jacque!

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    Anonymous
    December 9, 2011 at 3:47 am

    I love the way he colors YOUR canvas, and mine. You spread your colors so beautifully with us, and in that we get to see His colors…. thanks for this beauty this early morning, Barbie. Many blessings this day to you, sweet sister… 

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Thank you my friend!  I appreciate you!

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    Wild Optimist
    December 9, 2011 at 4:08 am

    What a thoughtful way to respond to the prompt!  Love it!  You painted a masterpiece here!

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

      Thank you Wild Optimist for stopping by!

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    Carolyn Counterman
    December 9, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I certainly identify with the timidness and holding back. I also identify with being glad for all of the colors He has put in our lives. Great stuff!

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

      Thank you Carolyn for visiting my blog!

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    The Watered Soul
    December 9, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Your words are a beautiful reflection of the love in which He has splashed upon your heart.

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

      thank you my sweet friend!

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    nina
    December 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    love the 5minute friday idea!!hope you can check out my blog for some+vibes and inspiration! I am also hosting a rad giveaway, by Kei Jewelery (worn by Kourtney Kardashian, Courtney Cox + VAnessa Hudgens)~

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    Amy
    December 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful.  The mix of hesitation and joy that came through your story are just so wonderful.  It’s how I feel when playing the piano sometimes.

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Amy for stopping by!

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    brittany
    December 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    oh, what a beauitful prayer…”may He continue to color my canvas with His love.” yes, me too.

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Glad you stopped by Brittany!

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    Amy @ Make me a Mary
    December 10, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Oh, goodness. That’s an awesome thought. Oh, how I love your metaphors! May He continue to color my canvas, too! Thank you!! <3

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

      I always appreciate your visits Amy!

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    Beck Gambill
    December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Wonderful post! I love that God calls us to experience him through beauty and art. Isn’t he gracious to invite us to join him in so many of his works!

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

      I love that I get to partner with Him!

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    Anonymous
    December 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful words, Barbie.  May God continue to my canvas with His amazing love!

    Many blessings,
    Lisa
    A Moment with God

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      Barbie
      December 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Thank you my dear friend!

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