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Finish …


Once again my most dedicated blog post is on Friday … When I join others writing their hearts with abandon!

Five Minute Fridays. A time when literally hundreds of dedicated writers, from novice to proficient, come together in one place to write on a one word prompt. The trick is just to write, from your heart for 5 minutes, throwing every rule to the wind to just pour out the words within you. No editing, no elaborate worry about perfection and symmetry; just your heart, your words and this virtual blank parchment.

Going here will explain everything. So write and then encourage! That’s what we do. =)

The prompt … Finish

 

Go!

I wasn’t going to do this one … it’s been a terribly long week with good and bad and worse and better all wrapped up in this thing I call my life. Happiness and disappointment all at once and on and on and on infinitely … no finish there …

So as I was saying good night to the social media world this is what I wrote … and I instantly moved it here, where it belonged! I tapped it out in seconds. This emotionally fatigued and battered brain writes best in this condition sometimes … or well, you be the judge … this is how I feel at the finish of this day.

 

Surrender

Surrender

Oh this heart.

So much weighs upon it,

So much unknown vexes it’s very beating.

But I must … I am compelled,

By the Holy Spirit, to lay it at His feet,

For if I do not, I will suffer, I will ache.

The fight is not mine, it is not about me.

Even as my heart bears the weight, it is not mine.

So I surrender, I must.

I long for sleep and rest and peace.

The peace given me by Him, who never sleeps.

Who faithfully gives watch.

He perfects that which concerns me …

Me, I perfect nothing without Him.

He will Finish the work He began … In Me.

When I surrender Me into His hands.

Finish!

Isn’t it amazing how true to what we are taught in the Word that the Holy Spirit will bring to remembrance all that you have treasured in your heart, when it is needed, even when you do not have the words … like I said, I wrote that on Facebook before I moved it here. It is better here, where it won’t be judged, where people won’t necessarily ask me questions I don’t have the answers to.

Tonight I just stand in awe, once again, of a God who urges this gift of words to the surface even when the words escape me.

All the glory and honor to Him who is faithful to me, to you, to this fallen world at large.

Here are the scriptures I found in this little impromptu poem of mine.

Thanks for taking the time to read my words. =)

Proverbs 3:5-6

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Psalm 121: 3-4

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 138:8

8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Philippians 1:4-6

In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.