Thursday, February 7, 2013


I see the title on Lisa-Jo's "Five Minute Friday"post and swirls of tension move inside me.

Her topic this week is Bare.  And, for five minutes I get to write about whatever comes to mind:

I see the word BARE and I think of my soul and how I feel so exposed and open to the world these days.

My past has caught up with me again and again and kept me from feeling joy and moving in the direction that I believe God has for me.

But then, I stop and ponder, "Perhaps THIS is where God wants me.  Perhaps He wants me to bare my soul to Him and to seek Him in all I do - all I need - all I want - all I hope for - all I fear - all I dread.  Perhaps I really am EXACTLY where I am supposed to be - right here and right now... bare, vulnerable and exposed."

This bare feeling is not comfortable.  It's so the opposite of feeling warm sun on the bare skin of your arm.

But, if this is what I need to feel and where I need to be to get to where He wants me, I'm willing to "suck it up" and be - well - bare.

PS:  Image is of the moon between bare winter tree branches.

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