Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
When He gave me the nudge to write, I responded with a yes in my spirit. But I would only have it one way — I would bare my soul, openly and honestly, making myself vulnerable in return. I take a risk every time I write, that I will say something wrong, mix up my words, mix up His words, hurt someone’s feelings or appear to be something that I’m not. But I keep coming back.
This journey of stringing words together, this laying my soul bare before all the word too see, it changes me. I’ve been drawn in with no way of escape, not that I would. My heart, connected with many, many hearts, all striving towards one goal, one purpose, that of glorifying Him.
So we come, with hearts laid low, and souls laid bare before Him. And in our emptiness, and in our humility and in our fear, we join together with other souls bowed low and laid bare, together finding the strength to remain real, to remain transparent, to remain exposed.
My soul is laid bare before Him. Laid bare before you. I choose to take this risk, to be transparent, open and real. For I do not know how to be otherwise.
Want to join me? Here’s how:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go buck wild with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.
Go ahead, give it a try!