Five Minute Friday: tender

On 5 Minute Friday, I have the pleasure of linking up with Gypsy Mama and all the other fabulous 5MF bloggers!  The idea is to just write for five minutes straight….no editing, no over-thinking.  Just type it out as it falls out of your head.

This week’s topic:  Tender

When you’re done here, be sure to head over the Lisa Jo’s page and have a read over some other 5MF contributions!

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Broken hearts in the hands of a tender God.  A God who is strong.  A God who is a warrior.  A God who is soft comfort.  A God who will fight for healing.

Oh God, I pray that you would mend wounds today.  That you would cover tender places with your healing balm.

For those who have physical needs, God you have the power to heal.  How I pray You would.

For those whose hearts are sad, whose emotions are a mess, whose spirits are downcast…for all those tender places on the inside, God you have the quiet calm to bring forth peace.  How I pray You would.

For those who have become hardened by brokenness, those who have built walls around themselves to shut everyone else out, those who have turned their face from you, God you are the only thing that can break down the walls, make their hard hearts tender in your hands.  How I pray You would.

For all the places that have become bitter and broken, hardened and callous, resentful and closed off, lost or fallen, Father I pray for your tender hand to move.  To restore.  To cleanse.  To heal.  To resurrect what was lost.

How I pray You would.  How I believe You will.

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Five Minute Friday: connected

Today is Friday (as far as I know – having a hard time keeping up with what day it is here lately), and that means it’s time for Five Minute Friday!

On 5 Minute Friday, I have the pleasure of linking up with Gypsy Mama and all the other fabulous 5MF bloggers!  The idea is to just write for five minutes straight….no editing, no back-tracking, no tweaking.

This week’s topic:  Connected

When you’re done here, be sure to head over the Lisa Jo’s page and have a read over some other 5MF contributions!

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Funny that today’s topic is connected because I’ve been putting a few things together in my head this week that I haven’t thought of before.

It’s the coolest thing to me how God’s Word is so intertwined within itself.  Cool really isn’t the right word, I guess though.  Because it’s way more than cool.  It’s mind-boggling really when you think about it.

I’ve of course been thinking lately about the Christmas story in Luke.  The angel came and visited Mary to tell her what was to come.  About Jesus and who He was.  And then Mary told Joseph…and so it was.

Isn’t it interested though that when the fall of mankind happened, it was Eve that the serpent came to first?  She was the first to taste of the fruit.  She was the one who went and told Adam to taste of the fruit.

It’s amazing to me how God connects things together in His word.  He truly is the Redeemer of things.  He reversed the curse brought forth by the fall of man and by the same process.  He undid what Eve was told with what Mary was told.

And the fruit taken from the tree of life that brought forth death and thereby brought disconnection between man and God was reversed…

The First Fruit of the Lord God when put on the tree that brought forth death…brought forth Life…and connected us back to our Creator.

Amazing God is He.

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