Five Minute Friday: Grateful

It’s Friday again, and that means it’s time for Five Minute Friday, hosted by The Gypsy Mama. Each week, a word is posted as a writing prompt. Write from the prompt for five minutes with no editing, and then share your post with others.This week’s prompt is GRATEFUL. Here we go…

Once again, the Holy Spirit has moved in my life in ways that are perfect for me. My mind has been occupied with worries, appointments, and other busy details which leave me feeling torn down and tired. I am grateful that so many “coincidences” — God-incidences — have opened my eyes to His power in my life.

I am grateful for a book I have just reviewed, which on the surface is a mystery and love story, but which really is about rebuilding and finding hope.

I am grateful that this novel I reviewed came along at the same time I am studyng the book of Nehemah, a book which tells the story of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem — a story which has implications in my own need for rebuilding in my heart.

I am grateful that my counselor has given me — in a Christ-centered practice — tools for rebuilding peace and confidence in my mind.

****Five minutes are up! So much more I wanted to say, but it’s still in my heart. Won’t you join us with your thoughts on the word “grateful”?****


4 Replies to “Five Minute Friday: Grateful”

  1. Love your thoughts on gratefulness. I am consistently amazed by the words and images and thoughts that the Holy Spirit brings to me when I need them most. He never fails. I’ve never thought of them as God-incidences before, but I like that word.

    Thanks so much for sharing your five minutes. I participated for the first time this week, so I’m a little nervous!

  2. Surely it is a wonderful event when we know the Holy Spirit works within us. So much crafting of our hearts and re-newing of our minds are perpetuated. I love the Holy Spirit and another thing to be grateful for.

    I also love when we read, whether fiction, spiritual non-fiction, or the Word of God, when learn these under-lying messages and truly become grateful in our hearts.

    Lovely post Judith and another thing that reminds me how grateful I am for you. You have given me much to be grateful for.

    Your Loving Husband,

  3. We really don’t have to look to far to find things to be thankful for, even during a crises. I lift you in prayer for continued healing. I have also experienced those intimate moments with God. I’ve always thought of them as Divine Coincidences. God incidences is another good way to describe those thunderbolt moments that come to us in quiet, no one else noticed, moments. I had one last night. So subtle I am doubting on one hand, but convinced on another. Great post, as always, Judith.

  4. Thanks, all!
    Sherilee, welcome to 5-Minute Friday…thanks for stopping by!
    John, thanks as always for your unfailing support…you’re the best!
    Cecilia, than you for your prayers and encouragement!

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