Five Minute Friday: Open

Today, I’m linking up with Gypsy Mama and bunches of other fabulous bloggers for Five Minute Friday.  The idea is to just write for five minutes straight…no editing, no back-tracking, no tweaking.  Just let it pour out.

This week’s topic:  Open

When you’re done here, be sure to head over the Lisa Jo’s page and have a read over some other 5MF contributions!  And if you’d like to do a 5MF post yourself, but don’t have a blog of your own, feel free to post it in the comment section here!

Okay, here we go…


Open.  Sometimes that can be a scary word.  It just feels so out there, so vulnerable, so…well, open.

But isn’t that how we are called to be?  Open?

Open to hear the Lord’s call and heed it?

Open to see others with the love that Christ has given us?

Open to the hand of the Creator to mold us and make us into the thing He envisioned when He formed us?

But being open isn’t always easy.  It requires sacrifice.  It means having to be willing to give up your own desires and wants sometimes.  It means being willing to receive.

As Dave Ramsey says, a closed hand cannot receive, just as it cannot give.  In order to receive, we must also give.

Lord, again today, I give You my heart, my mind, my everything so that I would be open to You.  Tear away the layers and the band-aids I’ve used to cover over the places that I’ve kept hidden, kept selfishly out of Your reach.  And tomorrow, I will give it all to You again that I might in turn receive Your heart, Your desires over and over.

I am not my own.  Everything I am, everything I have is Yours.


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