5 Minute Friday Prompt: Home
The word home brings a million different associations to my mind, but most recently I feel at home where ever it is I can hear the Lord speaking to me. Learning to hear His voice and follow Him as taken me a lot of places, but He is the home that always comes with me. He makes the difference between a job and a ministry, between an apt and a home and being at home with people. Some people just make you feel at home. In the last 6 months the Lord has put two wonderful older (than me!) godly women in my life who make me feel at home. I feel at home with them because I see the Lord in them. They have taken the charge in Titus 2 seriously and have mentored, discipled, encouraged and challenged me to find my home in the Lord. NJTS and NST you have blessed my life! Thank you for being a safe home for me. A place to be myself, to cry, to be weak, to ask the hard questions, to laugh and when I run out of words you still understand. You comfort me, encourage me, call me out and challenge me when I need it. Your friendships mean more than I can say. Whenever I hear this song I think of you and I cry for the Lord knew how much I needed you in this season of my life!
“Something brought you to my mind today? – I thought about the funny ways? you make me laugh? – And yet I feel like it’s ok to cry with you – ?Something about just being with you – ?When I leave I feel like I’ve been with God – ?and that’s the way it ought to be, yeah?? – Chorus: – ?Cause you’ve been more than a friend to me – ?you fight off my enemies for me? – cause you have spoken the truth over my life – ?And you’ll never know what it means to me – ?just to know you’ve been on your knees for me? – Oh, you have blessed my life? – more than you’ll ever know? – Yeah, yeah, yeah, more than you’ll ever know? – Yeah, yeah, yeah?? – You had faith? when I had none – ?You prayed God would bring me a brand new song? – When I didn’t think I could find the strength to sing – ?and all the while I’ve been hoping that I’ll? – do the kind of praying for you that you’ve done for me – ?and that’s the way it ought to be, yeah?? – Chorus?? – You have carried me? -You have taken on a burden? – that wasn’t your own, yeah? – may that blessing return to you? – A hundredfold? – oh oh yeah, a hundredfold” More Than You’ll Ever Know by Watermark
I do pray the blessing will return to you and that I in turn can be a safe haven and a home for other women as you have been to me. Thank you for making me at home!
5 Minute Fridays from the Gypsy Momma:
To paint a verbal picture. To just write and not worry if it’s just write or not.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.?2. Link back here and invite others to join in.?3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.