Saturday, October 06, 2012

Five Minute Friday – A Welcome Relief



Lately it seems as though there’s not enough time in my day to sit down and write, even for five minutes.

But when I find that time, or make that time, it’s a welcome relief to shut out the world and spend a few minutes just writing  

With the busyness of my life, when I sit down, it’s hard to quiet my mind.  To tune out the voices of pressing demands and things that must be done.  
  
Be it taking pen to paper or putting my fingers on the keyboard, it’s kind of exciting.  Sometimes I don’t know what I’m going to say.  Will I jot down that thought that comes to mind or will I pass judgment and edit it out of existence because it doesn’t sound fitting or proper or good enough? 

Or will I share from my heart, my sins, weakness and vulnerability?  Will I be real without condoning something that is sinful or wrong before God? 

Something new that I started during my devotional time is to read a Psalm or few verses if it’s a long one, and then write a prayer and praises to God.  It’s a wonderful way to start my day.  A way to lift my eyes unto His throne.  To know that my God is mighty and huge and what seems like a big problem to me is but a speck of dust in His capable and loving hands. 

Sometimes I find that welcome relief at the end of the day when I write about what’s perplexing, frustrating or amazing me.  Writing is a way to quiet my mind and reflect upon my day from a new and fresh perspective or to unburden my heart, heavy from the cares of the day.  


If you would like to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday Challenge head over to her website “Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

3 comments:

Kelli Becton said...

Writing is a welcomed relief ;) I love the imagery of "a speck in His capable hands" so true! Glad you are starting with quiet time - awesome!

Denise said...

Very well written.

Wanda said...

Oh how I can relate to this Susan. I often so many thoughts going through my mind that I can't manage to get still enough to write them out. But there is something relaxing about writing.

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