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5 Minutes to Remember … {Day 4}


faded remembrances

I don’t remember when I got lost … more than likely it was when I was very young.

I do remember when I got found … I was 36 and unwittingly searching for more. And then I got lost again in ME; even as I walked with God. Having been found I wandered off into that I must be significant phase that I imagine we all traverse. I felt insignificant, had been taught, brainwashed, that I wasn’t worth much.

The God …

After years of running the other way, kind of like Jonah in the bible; but my race began before I was of an age to understand my responsibilities in my desire to disappear. I didn’t truly understand that God was calling me, literally from birth; so I went to the other side of that fence … yes, I did.

The belly of the whale for me, I know now, was the darkness of ME, the darkness in ME.

I had been told the gifts that I had, the mysterious gifts that were only explained in the knowing of God so many years later, were not of God.

Yet … God … showed me what those gifts were for! The spiritual gifts I flow in; and the physical/natural gifts I’ve been blessed with.

Two of my natural gifts, returned when I was where Father wanted me, are writing and photography.

I remember wanting to be famous. All little girls (and boys) want to be famous. But I could not remember how to be seen, how to be heard, by the time that desire surfaced.

It is only in this quest to find God in Me, that is clarifying the importance of who sees and hears me.

The importance of WHO they see in me … and WHAT I speak.

To be truly seen and heard I must REMEMBER to show the world Jesus … to be content in my true Identity …

…. [in] the Image of Him. Genesis 1:27

 Blessings Loves! 🙂

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

4 thoughts on “5 Minutes to Remember … {Day 4}

  1. HI Andrea! So nice to meet you! I’m stopping by from 5 minute Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. ….”To be truly seen and heard I must REMEMBER to show the world Jesus … to be content in my true Identity” … aahh, yes…this is the key, isn’t it?! Knowing who we are in Christ and showing the world who He is through us.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such encouraging words behind. May God bless you as you continue to let Him shine through-

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