Friday 15 April 2016

Begin Again - FMF

Five Minute Friday, this week writing on Easy! GO!

April, a hard month. Sometimes the darkness falls thick and we struggle to overcome. But comfort is drawn in the fact that, when the dark clouds are heavy and thick, it may be that we are caught up in this storm, but the clouds are dark because they carry rain. Rain that will soon water the earth. Rain that will soon bring life. Rain that will soon nourish and hit the desert, feeding its thirst. Rain that touches life gently and feeds again. When the clouds finally part, the beauty of the great blue sky and the smiling sun, appear so much more beautiful then before. As though you see it for the very first time. Everything is new, even the air.

Continue at the work you have been given I hear. Continue when it's difficult. I pick it up again and feel the trembling aftershock of this earthquake of darkness, the way the clouds have roared and thundered. Work hard at the work being given to you, keep going, do not stop, do not allow this enemy of darkness to take the holy work placed in your hand and render it as nothing. I pick up these tasks again and feel life peek slowly back in to the cracks, gently coming in, not rushing. As though learning to walk again. Out of practice, out of my usual gait, I wrestle with how hard this is, not easy but tenderly there is a whisper, Sshhh, Sssh, I hear. A whisper to my child heart within, the comfort of a parent to its child, Ssssh Ssshh, slowly, begin again. 

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  1. Aliyah,

    I love the second paragraph, especially hearing the shhh. And beginning again. I've been hearing shh from Abba and keep going. Even though the enemy is also whispering loud I should give up. No one cares. Blah blah blah.

    Thank you for the encouragement ☺️ And I saw you write poetry on your About page. I do too.

    Visiting from fmf. ❤️

    1. Hi J,
      Gosh I can relate to your words so much, I visited your blog and saw all your poetry, I love what you are writing and sharing, thank you for it. Its refreshing to me to meet fellow poets who write for God too.

      I pray you will keep going through those crazy voices and doubts (a note to myself too!) because you have something special to offer. Much love!

  2. Praise the Lord for His goodness! I live the way He can work on us in similar ways in spite of time and distance.

    Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

    1. Hey dear friend, good to see you! Yip, I love how He is working in us even across the oceans, may you have a blessed weekend. Much love..