I'm participating in a new meme this week over at The Gypsy Mama. The goal is to write for 5 minutes. No more, no less. And, my favorite part, no editing allowed (I honestly wonder how many people really don't go back and edit, but anyway...) This is my first time to do this and I didn't realize there would be a prompt, so looks like I'm not doing this exactly right the first time around. Grace?
Last night, I let myself dream a little bit. I imagined speaking to a group of women and teaching them how to use art in order to hear God speak through Scripture. I watched myself on the stage. I was smiling. My heart was so full of joy. This is my calling, I thought. All other fears and what-ifs faded into the background and I was just so...there. I think every so often I must, as a practice, shirk off the fear for a few moments and just allow myself to see ME as God sees me. I see my imperfections. I see my failures. I see my weaknesses. But, He, He sees me as whole. He sees me as His. He sees me as somebody who can do anything with the power of Christ, who strengthens me. Surely, I should spend more time looking at myself through His eyes.
Today, I've been a bit overwhelmed at times. My children just did not seem like they were going to be able to show each other love today after school. I mean, it is Thursday, after all, which means prime-time for melt-downs. I'm sure many of you know that drill. But, amazingly, after a few thrown toys and screaming matches, they ended the afternoon like this:
I guess it goes to show you that God even hears those random sentences like, Oh, Dear God, please help me get through this day.
Linking up this randomness with my favorite Friday peeps, old and new:
Michelle at Lost in the Prairies
RachelAnn at Home Sanctuary
The Gypsy Mama