five minute friday:: HIDE

Once again, here we are at this week’s Five Minute Friday, wherein I, along with whole a bunch of other folks, free-write for five minutes flat on a one-word prompt: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.

Here’s the link for Kate Motaung’s website if you ever want to join in!

Here is this week’s prompt:


I just posted several different writings which each reveal yet another layer of my journey— and God’s beautiful hand of healing in it.  So, even though what I have shared is all pointing to Christ and to His amazing grace and His incredible love and His wonderful Capability to rescue and to heal and to comfort and to restore and even to redeem… Sharing it all has required a level of vulnerability that has been… rough.  As a matter of fact, I kind of want to hide out and not look anyone in the eye for awhile.

It’s kind of odd, really.  Because while on the one hand, I do feel a bit fearful of allowing others to read about certain parts of my journey, it is also so very freeing and exhilarating to be able to share God’s goodness with others.  I want so much to point the way back to Him.  He truly is my Only Lifeline.  He truly is who I cling to and cry out to and, in turn, am fulfilled by.  How can I do anything but point back to Him as the Source of any even remotely good thing in my life?

Lord, please sort out the words in my writing so that what folks walk away with is only what You want to say to them.  I know I am flawed.  I know I am weak and incomplete and that I communicate imperfectly.  So, Jesus, please fill in the gaps.  Please let Your will be done and may Your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.  Amen.


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What about you?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “hide”?  

Please feel free to share your thoughts or post your own Five Minute Friday in the comment section below.


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