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Awake … Wide Eyed for 5 Minutes!

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It’s Friday and I haven’t done this in over a month … I think. Busy … busy … Stressed and busy, I have been. And then the words stopped flowing … and I stopped writing and fell spiritually asleep … so this prompt was apropos!

Here at HopeannFaith I join Lisa-Jo and the Five Minute Writers for a jaunt around my heart … allowing what is in there to flow out so that I may be apart of this heart minded … heart understanding … heart loving community. You may join us … just click the 5 Minute Button at the end of this post and share your heart …

Just 5 minutes mind you! No edits, no re-wording … just what comes with the flow from your heart to you fingers and out on the stark white page … show us your colors!

Ready? The prompt is Awake … Now GO!


“Wake up, sleeper,    rise from the dead,    and Christ will shine on you.”

Sleep has illuded me for about two weeks now … off and on. So I pray … for others … for me … for HIM.

I desire to be fully awake to this life … I hear his voice; His sheep know His voice, and I do. Yet I do not rest. I pray … and then there is content, the mind rests in Him … the body feeds on the Word as I pray it. I am sustained …

But in the light I fall prey … I hear His voice, I am awake to my sin … awakened to what is truely happening within me … I am being taught, lessoned; on how to handle the stresses in my life. The tragic and unforgiving malady of a broken extended family. 


Awakened to a LOVE that supercedes what I desire from earthly parents. An awakeing to the fact that I must …


Attend to my Father’s ways; not my family’s way. In this seemingly “sleepiness” I am hearing and being shown the errors of my thinking and He … His HOLY SPIRIT is bringing to my remembrances those things I obediently put in; those things He has instructed within this SPIRIT of me.

I’m Awake … sometimes begrudingly, yet Father understands and asks …

My Girl, do you see? Do you understand? I am your Father … they were your guardians … it is I, I AM, who you follow … I AM your inheritance … and I fold up into that small girl and find comfort amongst the stress …

I understand … yet I need help applying this new understanding …

I lean not on my own understanding of this sleep/awake thing … I lean on, reside in Christ.


13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14This is why it is said:

   “Wake up, sleeper,    rise from the dead,    and Christ will shine on you.” – Ephesians 5:13-14

and …

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart    and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him,    and he will make your paths straight.[a]  – Proverbs 3:5-6

** Forgive a few minutes here … for adding the links to the scriptures!

Blessings Loves! Your Turn …

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.

One thought on “Awake … Wide Eyed for 5 Minutes!

  1. Love this, “I AM your inheritance.” A profound thought which erases away hurts and ugliness of the past and promises a joyful future. Thanks for sharing.
    I linked to your post through The Gypsy Mama.

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