Fill

Five Minute Friday is getting a new look.  Lisa-Jo has passed the baton and Kate Motaung is running this new lap.  And I get to participate.  What a blessing!  

So here we go!  

FILL

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I’ve taken the risk, Abba.  I’ve stepped into the river.  I’ve come this far.  But I wasn’t prepared for how much the boldness in your name would hurt.   Oh, my heart.  My eyes are heavy with tears.  And I’ve talked to so many people but still not all.  More to tell.  More hearts to break.  And my tissue box is empty.

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Have I destroyed your body?

But you have promised you are enough.  You fill me.  You give me hope.  

During this time of stepping and reaching and listening you’ve promised:

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”  Isaiah 43:18-19

I cling to this.  In the shadow of your wings.  You are enough and you have promised to fill my empty places.  To make streams within me where there was just a barren mess and to make a way through the desert of my heart.  So I know you’ll use me and I know you’ll dry these tears.  Because you’ve called me to go here and you won’t leave me during the goodbyes or the hellos.  No, You will fill me.  

“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.”  Psalm 42:7

Yes, I am full.  So full of your goodness.  And that’s the perfect place to be.  

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