All you take is FIVE minutes.
Doesn't mean you can take time to ponder what the word might mean to you. Just means that you actually write for JUST five minutes.
Then you do the link up, do you link.
Then you go and encourage the person before you... or because link ups sometimes mess up the order... go encourage the 2 or 3 people before you. The point is to be encouraging.
It's five minutes of abandon you know... not worrying about if everything is grammatically correct, or if you doing it all correctly... it's just writing, writing about how one word makes you think.
Today that word is PAINT.
Paint??? When I first saw the word for today I thought to meself... what can I write with the word paint?????
It's not an easy word to think of Paint, particularly when I apply it to myself...
When I think of paint I think of my artistic son...who pen and paper in hand he can always keep himself busy.
When I think of paint I think of how it can used to create beautiful things OR how it can be used to cover up ugliness.
Paint comes is so many different colours and shades and textures.
When I looked for paint to use for my graphic I thought of using smooth paint, and then I thought, but that's not really mean... I'm more of a lumpy acrylic paint...not a smooth latex or oil based paint..
I wonder if my life is painted for beauty?
I wonder if the lumps and bumps of my life come across the way I hope they do... the sign of God at work in my life.
I wonder what is covered up? What ugliness has God covered over in my life to show his beauty?
I kinda know....but I wonder if others really know?
But then I think... does it matter if they do?
If they do will they see God at work?
Will they be called to believe on him if they do?
And so I am given cause to think hmm??
Paint... what beauty does it show in your life? What ugliness might it hide?
How has God painted YOUR life?