Friday, September 9, 2011

5 Minute Friday

Linking up with Gypsy Mama today.  The challenge:  sit down, write 5 minutes unedited, unscripted on the topic of In Real Life...

GO.

In real life I struggle with doubt, fear, anxiety, and insecurity.
In real life I wonder if He really cares about me or if He even hears me.
In real life I want to be used by Him, a vessel open and waiting to be filled.
In real life I long for my children to be thirsty for Him and His goodness.

Praise God I don't dwell in the land of real life.  I pitch my tent in the valley of His dwelling place.  I live in the vastness of His grace and mercy.  In this place, I am assured of my worth and His love.  Here, I can be free.  Free to live life in the here and now.  Not in the place of 'what-if' and 'why'.  I am safe and secure in the shadow of the Almighty, this is a place where I can live a real life.

Where are you dwelling today?  Is it in the real life the world throws in your face or are you living in the real life He has designed just for you?  I like it over here with Him. 

STOP.


11 comments:

Eileen said...

"I pitch my tent in the valley of His dwelling place." LOVE that! My tent is right beside yours...come visit me! :)

Lisa said...

Amen! I'm living in the real life offered by the One who is Life. The real life He designed is just perfect! Love this Allison! :)

Jenn said...

i to love that.. i pitch my tent in the valley of His dwelling place... that is awesome.. i want to visit yours and Eileen's tent.. what an awesome post!

Nancy Jensen said...

Beautiful. Thank you

Jedidja said...

Thanks! When I read this I; Psalm 91 came into my mind!

Christine said...

I struggle in the real life, wishing to reverse things and start over, then I realize He lets us do that every time we ask for it....

raisetherisk said...

Great reminder!
Brooke

Lindsay said...

"I pitch my tent in the valley of His dwelling place." LOVE THIS!! Great post!

Heidi said...

Allison, you and I have a lot in common... I could have written the words in that top paragraph myself... I want to be in the comfort and security of His dwelling place always! Blessings :)

BARBIE said...

Beautiful post today. I want to pitch my tent in the valley of his dwelling as well!

Tracy said...

Hi Allison - wow, very profound. I want to live in the reality that is Christ and not the 'real life' the world offers.
Great post
God bless
Tracy