Category Archives: release

is this surrender

I am joining with Kate Motaung 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:

Hold

Hold,
to secure
to fasten in a safe place
to be kept tightly

My heart beats,
feeling just a bit more alive
in this moment
Because I know He holds me
Every hour, every moment
My lifeline
My G-d holding me
Keeping, Hedging, Holding

I hold on – face like flint
He holds me

Yes, that’s what I say
that’s what I shout

I hold on – won’t turn away
He holds me

Now
When all around
Other voices say
to hold on to every other thing
rather than let go
and let Him hold me
I say, I shout

I hold on – trust
He holds me

No matter what

I hold on – I am Yours, You are mine
He holds me

An intimate word that feels
Your arms wrapped around me

I hold on – crying out, believing
He holds me

A G-d who
Chooses to come and be
to come and dwell

I hold on – is this sweet surrender
He holds me

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the Potter and the clay

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:

Release

The impossible letting go of what my heart is bound to
bringing an explosion of life deep within my soul
as the release bears the fruit of a life found worthy

I will release every little thing when you ask of me
Help me, G-d
I say, Your boundary lines are perfect
I will hold fast to trust in the G-d invisible,
and surrender to the One who is good

Release my grip,
One finger at a time
And let Him take hold
Breathe life back into all the broken lonely places
Teach my hands to war in the choice to let go
that You can have it all and You can bring life

I choose to release
I choose to let go
Because You are the Potter, I am the clay

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Five Minute Friday