Five Minute Friday: REFLECT

It’s time for another Five Minute Friday.  A blogger named Lisa Jo posts a random prompt every Friday with the challenge to write for five minutes, a free write. We silence the inner critics and just write… whatever comes out is what comes out… but I “might” go back and correct spelling and grammatical errors.  But I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to find out…

This Friday’s prompt?  I’m glad you asked:  REFLECT

Ready, set, go…

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5:54 am

I’m an old soul.  I do a lot of reflecting.  I recall memories, I reflect on how I felt in certain situation, I think through the words used in responding to somebody, I reflect on decisions and learn from them, I relive joyous times and “shaping” times alike.  I reflect… it’s what I do.

But more than anything I wish to be a REFLECTION …

I wish to embody (to reflect) the grace and love and content spirit of our loving Heavenly Father.  I wish I could be an exact reflection of His pure heart, His loving hands, His gracious love and His mercy.

But as I see my reflection in the mirror every morning I see what I feel are imperfections.

And gently He reminds me  (albeit over and over and OVER again, and then one more time for good measure) that no matter how imperfect I feel, He created me in HIS IMAGE… which means He created me to be His image bearer, a reflection of Him.

To Him, I am already perfect.  I am already reflecting Him.  Imperfect as I might feel.

But, how is this possible?  My imperfection is a reflection of a perfect thing?  How can that be?  

Because of His grace.  Period.

5:59 am

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Thank you for the challenge Lisa Jo Baker… www.lisajobaker.com

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how to play along:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}.
3. Go and comment on the post of the person who linked up before you. This is the one rule of this community.

fmf

– See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/

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4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: REFLECT

  1. I love this part…because it is so true. 🙂 Thank you! -And gently He reminds me (albeit over and over and OVER again, and then one more time for good measure) that no matter how imperfect I feel, He created me in HIS IMAGE-

  2. Such a beautiful reminder that God reflects back perfection to all of our imperfections. (And, often what we think are imperfections are perfect in that moment, anyway!)

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