After several weeks of sketchy hotel internet, it appears that my on-the-spot Five Minute Friday writing dealio might just work. (But just to make sure, I am throwing out a few prayers. Lil’ help here, J-man.)
Let’s give it a shot.
Quick Five Minute Friday (FMF) background in case you missed the memo. Each week I link up with Lisa-Jo Baker (whose blog/internet is ALSO on the fritz today,) she gives us a prompt and we write– for five minutes.
Simple as that.
And today’s word (no surprise here…)
It’s that twinge of hurt you feel in your heart when walk past someone who has wronged you. It’s that inability to let go and forgive after an experience that hurt you. It’s the challenge of not thinking a judgmental thought. It’s even the struggle with giving yourself grace after you snapped at your kid when they refused to nap.
Yep. We are a broken people.
God NEVER intended our world to be like this. Sure, we can blame Adam and Eve for jacking this up (believe me, I try to do that ALL the time) but let’s be honest…. Satan is a crafty devil (pun intended) and we would have messed it up sooner or later. (My guess is sooner.)
But this isn’t a Debbie Downer post. It’s a post of hope.
Because although God never wanted us to feel the hurt and sadness of being broken, He still loves us… and has an incredible plan to get us all fixed up.
It’s not super glue. It’s not a magic wand. It’s Jesus. The One. The Only. The Savior of the World.
They always say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, I AM broke, and need to be fixed up.
I need Jesus. Every day. Every minute. Every moment.
He is my remedy. He fixes me up and puts me back together every time I invite him to… So my challenge for you, today, dear reader, is to look into your heart and ask yourself if you are broken.
Then, ask Him to get you fixed up.
Thanks for stopping by, my friends… Praying for all of my readers and followers today– if you have areas of brokenness in your life, we have One who can fix us up… (And please let me know if I can help in any way via prayer, coaching or encouragement!)
Much love to you all.
Whole in Christ,
“All the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.” ~ Colossians 1:20 MSG