It's FRIDAY! That means it's time for another 'Five Minute Friday' where as, our hostess, and inspiration, The Gypsy Mama, puts it, we write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."
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Now...for today's assignment...
Community. It's a bittersweet word for me today. My husband and I came to our community nearly 16 years ago and we've met and dealt with some wonderful folks over the years and, while I can't say that all of them have returned our feelings, we have truly loved each and every one of them as we have prayed over them and ministered to them in whatever way the Lord has provided opportunity. In days of late my husband was proud to expand his ministry by running for alderman in hopes of doing good for our community...giving a voice to those who have been without one for so long...and, through the power of God, he won by one vote! The sad thing is, many of the people that live in our community, and others that ran for elected positions, don't share the same vision as my husband does and it is forcing him to stand alone in his position...and I am proud of him! God sent my husband to this community to do a job and it's no mistake! What God has begun He will carry out and if my husband has to stand alone as he faces the strongholds that bind and plague our community, then that's what he's willing to do. I've only seen him this determined about four things in life and this is one of them! If you're reading this today, please, pray for our community. Pray that God's plan for our community would be made manifest in the days ahead. Please pray, too, over our elected officials and those that are in position of influence within our town. Pray that spiritual eyes would be open and that that the strongholds of old will be broken. Thanks so much!
"And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and
they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations" (Isaiah 6:4).