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For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone.
This week’s prompt:
The bathroom mirror is where I hear it most. Sometimes a splash of cold water will drown it out long enough for me to glimpse reality and see clearly. Other times, I believe it the whole livelong day…
Who am I? No one of consequence…
What have I to offer? Nothing worthwhile…
It’s days like today, though…when I allow someone in and reveal the real me. Days like today when I let others see what He becomes through me.
For no one can tell His story like I can. No one has seen Him the same exact way I have.
And if I didn’t let it happen, no one of consequence would benefit from His grace that percolates through me. Nothing worthwhile would become of the glory discovered on my watch.
Friends, if there’s one thing God has given to each one of us, it’s STORY. His story. And I believe it lives wildly through each of us. Grace runs fluidly through our veins.
That’s the one gift given we get to spend here on earth…
Who am I to squelch the reality that He saves people like me?
What have I to offer but His love…the kind that never fails?
It’s days like today I catch a glimpse in that mirror and see glory glowing on my face. For I saw Him today in my mundane everyday. And I told someone about it.
Oh how I pray they saw His Story through me…
“The Bible sounds different from the mouth of a young mother than it does from the mouth of a widow.
This is because the words do not come straight off the page.
They percolate up through the silt and gravel of real people’s lives
so that the meaning in them is fluid, not fixed.
Listening to one another read/live Holy Scripture,
some of us learn what is meant by ‘The Living Word of God.'”
~ Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church
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How about you, friend? What story has He given you? I’d love to hear and see Him through you.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.