It is Five Minute Friday once again at lisajobaker.com. Five minutes of free-unedited-writing on a word Lisa Jo provides as a prompt. This week’s is Listen. Will you join me? Visit LisaJoBaker.com to read what others are writing for Five Minute Fridays.
“Listen”, I say.
Not to my words, but to my heart. My heart speaks when my lips move. Okay, so maybe I don’t always get the word combinations right, but please hear me. Hear me with your heart, with your mind, with your soul. I am speaking to you. I quake from the inside out, trying to get the words just right so that you will hear. So that you will understand me.
Me, as I am. Just as He made me. Scars and all.
The silence between us is deadly. Listen. Please try. I want you to hear me. I want you to see me. I want you to understand me.
Be merciful. Be grace-filled. Be generous. Don’t keep record of my wrongs.
Please, just listen.
I ache to be understood. I ache to be heard.
But, first I must listen. I must listen with my heart, soul, mind, and spirit.
You ache for me to understand you, to listen to you, to keep no record of wrong, to hear you from within.
I understand that longing, that yearning, that frustration when words just don’t seem to get through. I understand.
Lord, help me to me more loving, more grace-filled, more generous with mercy and love.
Love is patient. Love is kind. It is not boastful. It is not rude. It doesn’t insist on its own way. It keeps no record of wrong. Love believes all things, endures all things, hopes all things. Love never fails.
Forgive me for failing you. Forgive me for not believeing in you, or believing you…period. Forgive me for keeping record of your wrongs. Forgive me….