Begin Again

I am joining with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. The goal is to write for five minutes about a word. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

Today’s prompt is:


To begin again
To start fresh, anew
To look at things differently
To choose life wholeheartedly
To run hard again

Let’s start this race together
In order to finish it together
Take in your surroundings and set your pace
And know that you know
Above all else
He is with you
He is for you
His goodness surrounds you
And will keep you

Choose to set your mind to begin again
The twists and turns of life take us on a journey
We never could have imagined
And never could have prepared for

So when life takes a hard left
Hang on
Choose to trust
He hasn’t forgotten nor forsaken you

His everlasting love
For His firstborn people Israel
Is proof positive
That He is faithful
And He does not lie

G-d bless Israel today in her day of difficulty
And teach us to pray with you
And teach us to trust who you are to Israel
And in this, may we be upheld in our day of testing
As we stand with Israel in hers

Five Minute Friday

2 thoughts on “Begin Again

  1. Hi Shannon, I come from Five Minute Friday. This prayer, this encouragement it swayed with life in worship to Him. These words especially ignited my heart: “To choose life wholeheartedly, To run hard again” and these: “And know that you know, Above all else He is with you, He is for you, His goodness surrounds you, And will keep you.” I pray these words surround His people!
    I pray this verse along side you today: “A glorious throne, set on high from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary (the temple). O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be put to shame.” Jeremiah 17:12-13.
    So glad we were neighbors today! Be blessed and may He reap harvest for your obedience to share the words of your heart!

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