. ... .. ... .. ... .. ... ... ... . .. .... .... . .. . . ..It is both fun and challenging to take part in this community of writers, who willingly take on the challenge of taking just five minutes to write out their thoughts, their hearts, on a one-word prompt.
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Today's prompt is: Open
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As we sat down to dinner, one evening, we began to reach for each other's hands - so we could pray and ask God His blessing on our meal, our hearts and our home.
This is what we've done since day one of marriage and in the start of building our home. We form a circle... saying "we agree!". We're together!! We're one!!
One evening - already alluded to - this wasn't going to happen for our three year old. Something, someone, moments prior had offended her.. and she wasn't willing to join the circle. When she did come around.. the hand she placed into her Daddy's hand was a closed fist.
Oh, so close! But, she was still missing the mark, wasn't she?
How many times do we do this very same thing with God our Heavenly Father? We come with all the motions in place - but not fully. We come with clenched fists. Our hearts aren't open and so we can neither give our praise nor receive His blessing.
Obviously, we needed to walk and talk with our young daughter that this wasn't okay. She needed to come to a place of forgiveness... and oh, how hard to have a three year old understand.
Open heart = Open Hand.
Forgiveness = For Giving
May we all be open to growing in this area... of our lives!!
May you have a wonderful, and warm weekend!!
Richest Blessings...to you and yours.