Today I am taking part in the Five Minute Friday. This is where I get to write a post, without thinking too hard. No heavy editing (because well, someones I do a small edit or two) and no backtracking. Just words freely flowing from the depth of my heart yours.
Today’s prompt: See
The sun peaks through the window. It’s early morning and I pry my eyes open. I move toward the warmth, pulling back the shade, my eyes now squinting from the glare of the sun shining brightly through my window. I move away, as the brightness will surely overtake me.
Eyes wide opened now I ask Him to show me His beauty. I nearly trip from the pile of shoes on the staircase, as I move toward the kitchen only to see dishes laying dirty in the sink from the night before. Piles of laundry overtake my couch and I ask, “where is the beauty in all of this”. I hear Him, ever so gently say, “look a little deeper”. But I cannot see. My eyes do not focus on what beauty is promised to lay amongst the chaos that I see before me.
Discouraged I cry out once again, “Lord, show me Your beauty. I must see You.”
And again, in a still small voice, He responds,
“Do not look with your eyes. Look with your heart. For your heart sees the beauty that the eye cannot”.
And I am overcome. My heart yearns for this beauty. And so I cry once again,
“Lord, open the eyes of my heart that I might see Your beauty.”
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..