Welcome to the first Five Minute Friday link-up of November 2022! It’s hard to believe we’re about to enter the holiday season, isn’t it?

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: PERFORM




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

I’ve recently been privileged to attend some amazing performances, including a Soweto Gospel Choir concert in my hometown. Many of you know my husband is South African, so this was a particularly special performance to see and hear so many South Africans singing and speaking in various South African languages. I loved seeing the bright, colorful attire, watching the familiar dance moves, and hearing familiar sounds and phrases.

As much as I am in awe of the gifts and talents that God has given men and women, I’m also so thankful that we don’t have to perform in our relationship with Him. I’m certainly not saying it’s wrong (at all!) to use gifts like singing, acting, storytelling, etc. . . . But I’m so thankful that there is no expectation from my Heavenly Father for me to deliver a five-star performance. He invites me to come as I am. Broken, needy, and weak. In desperate need of a Savior. No performance could ever persuade Him that I was worthy of His love or grace . . . and yet He offers it freely.

He sees through it all and knows me for exactly who I am — and still loves me. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.




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