Friday, June 22, 2012

Five-Minute Friday: Risk

I think you say jump.

And instead of asking how high

I find myself frozen 

instead 

asking for a fiery bush 

or billboard

or email 

with those simple words 

burning 

or bolded

or line-addressed 

to my name:

Jump

But in the quiet recesses of my heart

when I still myself from thought-questions 

and thought-distractions

I hear you loud and clear. 

I hear you in the details you've already taken care of

in the affirmations

in the revelations of grace-mercy you've given

in the very word you spoke centuries ago

"Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.” - Jeremiah 1
I'm no prophet.

But you've given me the same promise.

That if I jump

when you say

trust replaces risk

and there will be cushion in the landing.
Five Minute Friday

8 comments:

  1. How beautiful. It never ceases to amaze me that a one word prompt can yield so many different (and yet so absolutely right) answers to a simple question. I loved the journey your writing took me on, and for that I thank you. So glad I landed behind you on today's 5 Minute Friday.
    Peace and good.

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  2. Love this! So much shows our relationship with God in each task He gives us.

    www.gratefulwithtwo.com

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  3. Trust replaces risk- love that! Thanks for a great post!!!

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  4. Oh this beautiful stream of consciousness - just love it - caught up in the flow and the rhythm of the words.

    Thank you for sharing!

    ~Lisa-Jo

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  5. I love the trust replaces risk part. So true. Yet I still find myself asking why, how instead of yes.

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  6. I love the flow of all the thoughts on this Five Minute Friday RISK topic...I love your words,
    "I hear you loud and clear. I hear you in the details you've already taken care of..." and I hear echoes of scripture...remember, remember, remember what the Lord your God has done...

    I also am reminded of words from a Carolyn Arends' song: I was hoping you would write to me a letter in the stars as if the stars themselves were not enough...http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/carolyn_arends/there_you_are_live.html

    God bless your weekend!

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  7. Awesome, awesome post, Hyacynth. Beautiful. Yes, "trust replaces risk." Praying for His boldness to risk!

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  8. I don't listen as I should and only leap when I should jump. I know this and I'm saddened by this and I know I can change, but there is always a ... but. And I know that makes me weak, and I try not to be comforted too much by His ways to always carry me, but I am. Does any of this make sense?

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There's nothing better than good conversation ... but not while talking to myself. Will you play a part in this discussion?

AND will you pretty please have your email linked to your account or leave it for me so I can respond?

Thanks for taking the time to make these thoughts into conversation.

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