I enjoy the writing prompts from The Gypsy Mama blog and am participating today in 5 Minute Friday! Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. (Seriously?!)
2. Link back here and invite others to join in. (That means you!)
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::
“Come join us,” they said, and we did and our lives were never the same. Another time, another place and there it was again, “Come join us.” With every relationship, every party invitation, every ministry job, every church, every proposal for who knows what….there is the invitation to “come join us” and be a part of what is going on here.
Some of these invitations were accepted. I don’t usually remember the ones I dismissed or declined, but the ones I accepted, I remember. Especially the ones I have regretted.
Sometimes you want to be part of a team and feel included. Sometimes you want to feel protected and you join. Sometimes you want to be the one asking the question, “would you like to join me in _______?”
Jesus invited people to join Him. He invites me every day to look for what He has going on that I might miss otherwise, and join Him there. Every time, every opportunity given that has been extended by Him is a way forward that teaches me and allows Him to pour through me into the lives of others. The adventure I was created to join.
(c) Robin Lawrimore, August 2012