Five Minute Friday: See

Join me as we fellowship with The Gypsy Mama and a wonderful community of women for 5 minute Friday.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give me your best five minutes on:



How is your vision this morning? I am not talking about the eyeball squinting, eyes blinking to focus kind of seeing. This has been His challenge to me as of late. I do not do so well at this. I can be rash and judgmental, seeing the blaring sins of others instead of the desperate broken soul of the sinner. I can easily spot the difficulties and injustices of my situation but often times miss the blessings that envelop me as I walk through them.

“Seeing the unseen, and the eternal” is a difficult discipline to develop. The power and ability to boldly plant my feet at the water’s edge so He can part the swelling turmoil about me takes faith. There is dry ground to cross, even though all I can see is torrents of rain and flooded rivers. There is a beauty and a wealthy place prepared for me though I sit in ashes and brokenness.

Restoration for the broken & needy is possible. Eternity lies just beyond the swells that threaten to engulf me. I can’t see the “more exceeding weight of glory” that makes these moments of uncertainty, sacrifice, and discipline worth it, but it is there. See, He whispers. Let the scales of unbelief fall from your eyes and drink in the revealed glory of my love and delight in you. See, my daughter, close your physical eyes and let the words of my Spirit open up to you the unseen mysteries of my will. Today I strain for momentary glimpse’s of Eternity. Today I will walk the path He has made for my feet, but my heart will soar in the realms of the unseen.

One comment

  1. Seeing each other as desparate, broken souls in the midst of circumstances that yell at us to react, this is such an inspiring truth to hold onto. Thanks so much for your kind tweet Jody. I appreciate your kindness so much and enjoyed your FMF as well. Blessings to you friend.

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