It’s that time of week again where many of us write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. Five Minute Friday. It’s a flash-mob of sorts! We gather together to share our five-minute compilations, while we extend support and encouragement to one another at the lovely Kate Motaung’s blog home. She’s a gracious hostess each week!
Join us, won’t you. Set your timer for five minutes and go. Don’t worry about grammar, punctuation, etc. It may not even make sense. That’s okay! Just write. On your own blog, in the comments below, or on a piece of paper at home. You choose.
This week’s word:
A week ago I felt God prompting me.
But I had to make sure. I had to know without a doubt He was telling me to go.
“God, if you want me to go, please make a way for me to do so. If not, shut the door.”
Within hours the door flew wide open, and I was booking a plane ticket to Baltimore.
I said, “Yes.”
Yes, to God. Yes, to His prompting. Yes, to a new adventure on this journey. Yes, to loving my friend Patty.
Patty and I have been friends since 5th Grade. We did nearly everything together back then. We played sports, we marched in the band, we hung out at each other’s homes, we did what normal friends did back in the 80’s. We had a ball together, and we grew up together.
We’re still growing up together.
Except I still live in Iowa, and Patty lives in Maryland.
Patty contracted a serious bacteria nearly two weeks ago, and has been in the hospital for the last ten days. She was released today, but not first without experiencing numerous surgeries, and even losing part of her right hand.
When God prompts you to go, you go.
You say, “Yes.”
I fly out next Wednesday, and return the following week.
I would welcome your prayers! Any that God prompts you to pray. For me. For safety. For a smooth trip. For Patty. For healing. For us to experience God’s presence all along the way.
I’ll be praying for you as well, and will update when I can.
Is there something God is prompting you to say “yes” to?? I’ll be praying for you in this manner.
I do appreciate your prayers, more than you know. It’ll be great to see Patty again, and to do what I can to help her and her family. Thanks again for journeying alongside of me. It’s a joy to do life with you!
God bless you!
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Oh Julie, I’m SO SORRY to hear about your friend. I can’t imagine. I’m lifting a prayer for her now, friend. May the Lord bring you a joy that goes beyond the circumstances! So glad we were FMF neighbors.
I’m saying YES! to being patient with my daughter’s difficulty in adjusting to life in America and life at home with no brother. A lot to handle for a 16 year old.
Oh, goodness, Betsy. My heart goes out to you, and to your daughter. Our son had such a difficult time adjusting to his sister moving out. It was one of the saddest times in his life. But today, they are as close as ever, even though they don’t live under the same roof any longer. I’ll be praying for you all in this time of transition. Thank you for your prayers. God is in it all! Much love to you!
Oh froend praying for you and Patty. Prayer is a powerful gift. Blessings on your trip. I’m in the 15 spot this week.
Hi Tara! Thank you for your prayers and for your words here. As always, I appreciate both. You are such a blessing to me! I’ll stop over to read your post too. Much love to you!
Julie, I think you’re flat-out wonderful. You’re a blessing, and a sign of the immanence of God, in your presence in this life.
My prayers are with Patty, and with you.
Thank you, Andrew. This is truly a walk of faith for me. Trusting God, step by step. I appreciate your prayers, and continue to pray for you. I hope to post updates throughout the week. Bless you, brother!
Julie! I will be praying for your trip and for your childhood friend! What a cherished opportunity. I’m sure she’ll be so glad you said yes. We never know what life will bring us, do we? Praying for her recovery.
Praying for you and your friend Patty right now! May God use your time together to strengthen both of you.
so glad God worked it out for you to be visiting your friend and supporting her in this journey! What a good friend! Praying your time is a blessing to her family and to her. Praying for safe travels and sweet moments of grace. I will be praying for your friend Patty and looking for a good report! Thank you for sharing your words with us!