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Five Minute Friday–Friend

Five minutes to write: Friend

Write–don’t edit–just 5 minutes to be in the moment–

Jesus- the perfect friend

My cheeks feel sticky and stiff from recent morning tears.  My spirit feels crushed by a piece of paper that puts my failure front and center.

And then I come to 5 Minute Fridays, & see the word.  Friend.

I am one who always has some sort of song running through my brain. God uses song so often to whisper His words of truth, especially the ones I need to hear on repeat.

“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” An old hymn that I have not heard in years pops into my brain as I read the word– Friend.

And now it is on repeat in my brain.  And it will be all day.  Because that is the type of Friend He is.

“All our sins and griefs to bear”

He is a perfect friend who knows it all, gets it all, sees it all & holds it all together for our good.  He will bear my grief.

“Oh what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless shame we bear.  All because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer.” 

I want to unload this needless shame, even as one consistently shames me.  I want peace.

I will carry it to my Friend, in prayer.

Jesus is a friend of mine
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Joining my friend, Lisa-Jo at Five Minute Friday
  • DeNise April 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I love you, Amy.

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 6:04 am

      You bless my heart with your heart felt words! <3

  • Thoughts for the day April 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    JUST beautiful. LOVE it.

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 6:03 am

      thank you…so encouraging.

  • Erin @ Home with the Boys April 26, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    The ultimate Friend. I so needed this today, Amy! People will disappoint, but He NEVER will. Praying for you, my dear! xo

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 6:03 am

      Thank you for telling me that you too, needed to hear how faithful God is. xo xo xo to you too!!

  • Kelly Mahalak April 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    This is the second time I have come across this hymn today. I’m beginning to think God has a message for me! Thank you!

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 6:02 am

      That is awesome. I love when He keeps bringing the same thing along my path. So fun to think He just might have used this 5 minutes of writing to reveal something to you. Thanks for commenting.

  • Plays with Purpose April 26, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Sweet Amy ~ That is exactly what first hit my heart when I read the challenge word “friend”. That old hymn that says it all so well. Beautiful 5 minute write. Thank you for carrying my everything to God in prayer during the retreat Saturday. I am so stinking blessed to call you friend!

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 6:01 am

      Hi Kelly!
      So fun that is what came to your heart too! Love that hymn. xoxo to you!!

  • Denise April 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    We are thinking the same thoughts today dear, praying for you.

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

      I pray you are feeling our Friend’s faithfulness. <3

  • Sharita Knobloch April 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This is beautiful, Amy! And I am so thankful that God can use something “small” and simple as Five Minute Friday to bring us back around to Him. Praying you are able to cling to Him today… Remember, He doesn’t want us to be perfect, just simply faithful. Be blessed, my friend!

    • {4} simply living April 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      He doesn’t want us to be perfect, just simply faithful…. Sharita that is fabulous. We all know it but to hold it as truth.

      Amy- I loved this post, raw and true. What a friend we have in Jesus. When we hold that as reality, it bring chills to my arms. Jesus, not just savior but friend 🙂 I am glad we met this weekend and I look forward to building a friendship with you. Praying for your heart today that God continues to envelope his friendship heart around yours.

    • Amy Bowman April 28, 2013 at 5:59 am

      Hi Sharita
      Thank you for your comment and words of truth. Love the reminder that it is not about perfection, but faithfulness.

      Hey 4 simply living!!! So fun to see you here at “my place” Thanks for coming, reading, caring and commenting! Loved meeting you, too, so much!!