The reality of writing this on Saturday morning is – I got busy. That’s the truth. So this morning I wrote on my little IPOD which is not an easy task. Here is what I wrote.
As I learned what Christ meant to me, my old self started to slip away. I found new friends who were interested in the real me.
One friend, Deb, led a number of Bible studies which showed me to look at myself through God’s eyes. It wasn’t pretty. But I tried hard and asked God to keep revealing the things He didn’t like. He did – and I started to change.
One book we studied was called The Real You, by Bill Hybels. I don’t remember each study I have taken over the years but this one stuck in my mind because it made quite an impact. I saw things in me that needed changing. And so began the transformation.
I started to write poems to help with my learning and I wrote acronyms, too. One acronym was R.E.A.L.
Release Everything (to God) And Live.
I even made fridge magnets with these acronyms. And I can’t even find one magnet to show you. That’s funny.
Deb started a women’s ministry with Michelle and called it Authentic Women of Faith. We had some wonderful conferences together.
Sadly Deb passed away – but she was the real thing and I miss her very much especially at this time of year – around my birthday. She always remembered to send me a card.
Real is a very special word for me.
I could probably write a book on this word, but my 5 minutes are up.
What do you think of when you hear the word – REAL
If you want to join The Gypsy Mama in her Five Minute Fridays read below.
Here are the rules:
Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.
We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.
On Fridays we write like we believe we can fly. Won’t you join us? (<—Tweet this!)
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.