I want to be a polished Christian. And yet, for the sake of those I come in contact with, I don’t want to be a shellacked one.
I want people to see my flaws. Yikes.. really? Good thing there aren’t many of them. (Pfft… yeah right!)
I don’t want to be so polished on the outside that people can see their reflection. Instead, I want to have the scratches, gouges, bumps and bruises that go along with living this life. So that when people look at me, they see His reflection. They see my flaws but they also see that He loves me anyway. I want to be bare.
There’s a lot of fear that comes with being bare. I don’t have to worry that the Lord will let me down, but I know that I will let Him down. I know that I will let people down and they will do the same to me. I know that there is a lot of vulnerability that comes with being bare. To be recklessly abandoned, never holding back myself for the Lord. Reckless isn’t something that I do easily. I am a very cautious (some would say paranoid) person.
I was just listening to Sidewalk Prophets-Live Like That, and my heart resonates when I sing
‘Is there evidence that I’ve been changed. When they see me, do they see you?’
I want to be bare. I want the world to see that I’ve been changed, redeemed. I want them to see the Lord. I want my worship to be more than just a song.
Baring my heart so that others can see His.
I hear you asking how you can get in on this awesome Friday fun!! Well, here’s the details:
Let’s write… unscripted, unedited, unchained. Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right!
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word. (click on the image above for the word prompt…it changes every week!)
2. Link back to Lisa-Jo’s blog (and don’t forget to invite others to join in).
3. Make sure to encourage the five minuter who linked up before you.