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It's Five Minute Fridays, where we write for fun or for free therapy for five minutes on a single word. Then we post our unedited work, and we visit the person, who linked up before us. It's a rule.
Lisa-Jo is our gracious hostess for our big writing party, and the guest of honor this week is "Voice."
Do you have a voice?
Many of us have believed because either we've been told as a young child, or from some other source, we don't have a voice.
Or we were told to "shut up" by an authority figure. Or maybe you were told all the time that every word you said was special.
But somewhere along the line, we can start to think that we can only have a voice if we have a megaphone and are really loud.
What if we believed that God gave each of us a voice? We each have a unique song to sing, or message to share.
And it didn't matter if we had a platform or not, but just believed that we had a voice. A voice from deep within.
Babies don't worry about whether they have a voice. They cry. Unless, of course, if they are ignored, and then they learn to be quiet.
But I hear God wanting to hear from us.
We don't need a megaphone to talk to God, for Him to hear our voice.
We can use the language of art, writing, tears, laughter, or even silence to talk to God. If we but turn our hearts the slightest toward Him, He leans in close to listen because He loves us
He wants to hear from you,
Blogging friend Gaby reminded me of this verse in a comment on my previous post, so I share it with you:
"In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;"- Romans 8:26 NASB
Wishing you a weekend full of moments to hear His voice of love speaking into your life, and the world around you. And may you use your voice to speak love into another person.
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