Writing under pressure… It is very simple, on Thursday evening a word prompt is shared by Kate and on Friday we give ourselves 5 minutes to write.
5 minutes!! And without a grammar check or editing we post whatever came to our creative minds…
This week’s word is WHISPER…
Ready… Set… Go…
Last week I spend my week with a very special crowd. And some in this special crowd are having to go through life having to whisper about who they are. They can’t be themselves in public and they cannot stand for what they believe.
Oh how painful if I couldn’t say the things that I want to say. Without speaking the things that just need to come out, I would not get the chance to be who I truly am.
And I stand still and feel very blessed. I may need to learn to bite my tong every now and then 😉 , but I am full of ideas and I am quick to speak my mind. The other side to being able to speak out loud and not having to whisper is that although speaking about my past is not easy for everyone around me, I need it. By speaking out loud healing came my way. No more secrets, no more lies and finally being honest with myself and what happened to me and how it has made me feel. And today I no longer just speak because it is good for me, I have the desire to speak so hopefully it’ll be good for someone else.
But what if you feel you hold a truth and your loved ones do not have that truth and speaking about it causes a serious break between you and your loved one? What if you got hurt but you are to keep it indoors because that is where private stuff stays? What if you are exuberant and outgoing but it just doesn’t fit your culture?
The very special crowd I was with last week are the Amish. I have some very very dear Amish friends. And over the years I have come to know them better and better. I have come to realize that many of them feel they have to go through life whispering. The Old Order Amish come with set of rules. If you believe anything other than what the bishop teaches you are in the wrong. I have some friends who have stepped away from those rules and awakened to the truth that Jesus sets free. And talking about it gets them into trouble.
I am merely here today to have us think about the opportunity we have. Unlike some others, we can speak truth without any consequences. Let’s use our voice to encourage, to build up, to be ourselves and blossom, to do good to those around us. Plain and simple: No whispering for us.
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From hopeless to hope.
From hurting to healing.
From surviving to living.
From crying to laughing.
That is my story. It wasn't easy.
The road of healing is the hardest one to choose. Sometimes it seems easier to bury or hide. But healing and recovery are possible. With God all things are possible! But it doesn't mean God does for us. It is my experience that I had to choose and work hard myself, with God on my side. God doesn't fix for me, He fixes through me. It is a painful process worth living.
The story continues.
The chapter may be closed.
The book however isn't.
I have reached the wonderful chapter of marriage.
2012 was my year. I love sharing life now and never want to forget what God has given me and done for me. Redemption is a word that was said most on our wedding day. We each have suffered much and God deserves all praise for having been faithful and leading in times of trouble. He overcame and His redemptive power is amazing and I want to witness to that. We do not live for ourselves but for Him.
Like I said, the story continues.
With it's ups and downs. Embracing that journey is what makes life life. It's not important where I go, it's how I go.
Isaiah 62: 1-5
For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
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