Today the writing prompt is Change.
When I saw the writing prompt, I thought of two ideas. I'll tell you both stories.
Change is difficult and slow for my family. When my husband and I were married, we attended the church in which he grew up. His parents went there. His grandparents went there. After a few years we felt the Lord drawing us away from that church, but with no clear destination. We started looking. It took a couple of YEARS before we visited a church nearby. It was good, but just not the right place for us. It took at least another year to try another church, and that's where we stayed. We felt welcomed from the start, and it has been--continues to be--a wonderful family with whom to serve God.
But also, lately I've been praying for change. For God to change me into the woman, the wife, the mom He wants me to be. I've also been praying for change in my family. We don't always treat each other as we should, even though we WANT to honor the Lord in everything we do. (Any idea how hard this is to write?) So I'm praying that God will shape each of us in accordance with His will. Not my will. I know this shaping can be difficult, but I'm ready.
This goes beyond my five minutes, but the second paragraph reminded me of this: