Five Minute Friday: BarePosted: February 8, 2013
I sit in church, listening the pastor preach out of Acts.
Paul & Silas are singing from their prison cells, singing while in chains.
I read Corrie Ten Boom’s story; how her sister spoke words of grace over women crammed into a dark, windowless boxcar headed to unspeakable horrors. How they saw through the despair of overcrowded barracks and came to find joy in serving the women with whom they were imprisoned.
I know it’s time to bare my soul, my heart, my life, so that I may know that same freedom. The stories are in my head, they are on my lips, but the words won’t join sound, won’t be typed just yet.
I know that in order to be completely bare with you, I need to bare it all to Him, first; need to lay it at His feet.
He’s the only one who can cause the chains to fall. He’s the only one who can open the prison door.
And I know that once He opens that door, I can walk out in freedom. And I know that by sharing my story, by laying it all bare, others will be able to follow me out that door and into His marvelous light.
“There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.” – Betsie ten Boom
In an effort to become a better and more frequent writer, I am taking part in Lisa-Jo Baker’s weekly Five Minute Friday link-up. FMF is a weekly exercise in which bloggers sit and write on a topic for five minutes. No worries about perfect editing or anything, just writing.