Friday, August 29, 2014

To Reach or Not To Reach…Five Minute Friday

It's Friday and I'm actually writing the Five Minute Friday post ON FRIDAY! Can I get a standing ovation for this?  A high five?  No?   Oh well…this is the post where I join Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday writers.  It's where we all write on the same word prompt of the week.  The idea is to write freely for five minutes…no editing, no over thinking, no worrying about grammar or punctuation.
So here goes.

Reach

Reach for the stars.

Reach out and touch someone.

Reach your destination.

No one is beyond the reach of God….

Reaching is work. Reaching is striving.

Reaching is…

a funny word when you say it over and over.  reach…reeeeach…..reeeeeach. But I digress…

                                                                                                                     Reach


Reach within to find yourself.

We reach out because we need something…or is it because want something?

Sometimes we get what we want, but we reach again…it wasn't what we thought it was.

No…that's not really the best way to find myself…to find what I need. Do I really know what I need?

Reach…reeeeeach…reeeeeeeeeah! Is that a cry for help?


Look at the sunflowers.

They reach for the sun…

Or do they turn to the sun…the sun reaches down to nourish the flower…to give it life.



















So…

 I stop reaching and turn to the Son…and He meets me right where I am.

Planted here in this desert land…dry and parched, drowning in the sands of time.

He reaches down…

He makes me bloom, bringing rains to refresh,

 the warmth of His face to bring life to these dry bones.

And so I reach out to God….

Turn my face to Him, extend my arms, my heart, my whole being to Him.

Not tight-fisted to grab hold in desperation…no…with open hands…freely

Reaching out to surrender… my life, my longings, my heart. my stubborn will...

To Him,

Who "rescued me because HE delights in me"!
He reached down from heaven and rescued me: He drew me out of deep waters. He delivered me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me. They attacked me at a moment when I was weakest, but the LORD upheld me. He led me to a place of safety; He rescued me because He delights in me. ~Psalm 18:16-19
Do you long to be reached down to, or are you still reaching?
Let Him reach out to you my friend!









I'm joining Kate Motaung and the  Five Minute Friday writers today.

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4 comments:

  1. It's funny - we started out the same way with our posts on reach, but ended differently. It is so interesting how all of us take the same word and look at it in different ways. I enjoyed your post - and especially your conclusion. God bless!

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    1. Jarralea,
      Thanks so much for stopping by! It is interesting to see such difference in all of the posts…a tribute to our amazing creator! I'll drop by and check yours out later this afternoon. Gotta run now!

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  2. This is really good. Really. I've been doing a LOT of reaching lately. I soooo like the encouragement you give here to "turn to" instead of reach for. This helps me. Those flowers...they continually instruct, don't they. Thanks for your words. (Great photos too)

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    1. Lisa,
      Thank you so much for dropping in and for your encouraging words! Yes…I find that I learn so many lessons about life, and God from my flower garden.
      blessings!

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