Five Minute Friday: Brave

I'll go anywhere with you, Daddy.

A friend heard that I’ve been asking for prayer for the “new direction” God seems to be taking me. She sent me this verse—a jewel she’d discovered many years ago among Amy Carmichael’s writings.

“As thou goest step by step, the way shall open up before thee.”
—Proverbs 4:12
Hebrew Version

God’s been hinting at using me differently than He has been. I don’t know what that’s going to look like.

I sense it definitely includes speaking. But I also have a growing hunger in my heart for more time looking directly into the eyes of women up close. Of sharing hearts and letting God show us what He wants us to learn—together.

Right now there are a lot of unknowns. I could view it as taking a leap into the dark.
A line from a retreat speaker heard years ago comes to mind.

Paul Cox shared with us five powerful messages about “The Dangerous Man.” He turned what it means to be dangerous for God inside out and upside down.  In one story Paul shares that he was going out of the house into the darkness and his little girl wanted to go with him.

He asked her, “But aren’t you afraid of the darkness?”

She replied, “I’ll go anywhere with you, Daddy.”

That’s what it means for all of us who want to be Kingdom Brave.
It’s not about being amazing,
it’s not about having it all figured out.

Brave is taking the hand of our heavenly Father and saying: “I’ll go anywhere with you, Daddy.”

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Five Minute Friday

Linking up with Lisa-Jo and all the others
taking five minutes
to write on one word: Brave.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Taking on something knew is always scary. The Lord has asked me before to change directions, and I felt exactly like I was stepping into the dark. But, the goods news (and I’m sure you know this) is that His ideas are always bigger and better. He won’t let you down.

    Go you!

    1. Mari Mayborn says:

      Totally with you on that—He leads into places that are WAY better than I could ever dream.

      “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to HIM be the GLORY in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  2. shortybear says:

    Praying for you.

  3. Barbie says:

    Oh yes, taking Daddy’s hand right along with you! Stopped over from the Five Minute Friday. Have a blessed weekend.

    1. Mari Mayborn says:

      Thanks so much for stopping in, Barbie!
      Lisa-Jo has pulled together a lot of people through the Five Minute Friday’s. She’s a woman who’s help me walk wiser. Glad you’re walking along with her, too.
      Go with God!

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