Lord, I want to be open to what you have for me this year. New friends, new beginnings, change, old things. Restore to me the joy of my salvation, oh Lord. Open my eyes that I see where you want me to be, who You want me to minister to, who needs a friend.
I want to be open to more community, more discomfort, more shaving off the edges of this (big) rough diamond. So rough. I want to be open to deepening my relationship with you, Lord, even if it means less sleep, but more of You.
I want to be open and moldable. Teachable.
I want be open to more laughter, less serious. New challenges and time to sit. Be still. Lord help me to be open to slow-or fast. Help me to be open to hard things, when my heart cringes even thinking or writing it.
I want to serve and love with my hands open, not closed or tight fisted. Help me to love openly and freely, giving and not withholding love or withholding because I don’t want to be open.
Yes, Lord. I want to be open. For you. Shine for you like an open lantern, brilliant and bright.
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