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Five Minute Friday ~ SEE

It's Friday, which means it's time for FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY! Set aside five minutes to write. Just write and allow the words of your heart flow to your fingertips. Today's word is SEE.



The following quote from The Color Purple is between two women, Shug and Celie. Celie is having a hard time seeing God. 

“Listen, God love everything you love - and a mess of stuff you don't. But more than anything else, God love admiration.

You saying God vain? I ast.

Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

What it do when it pissed off? I ast.

Oh, it make something else. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” 
― Alice WalkerThe Color Purple

SEE


Photo credit: Christian Holmer

Do you see the color purple in the field? On the way to my parent's home is a farmhouse. In the spring the whole lawn is covered with purple flowers. I look forward to those flowers. I wait for the color purple. I search for it. And when they finally appear I can imagine Shug yelling at me, "Do you see it? Do you see God in the color purple?"

Are my eyes wide open to seeing the gifts that God has given me?

Do I see a stack of laundry or do I see clothes that cover bodies that I love?

Dirty Dishes? Oh yeah, God not only gave me a family to nourish but he also provided the nourishment.

Messy house? Yes, not only has God given me a roof over my head but he's also filled it with joy.

Take time to see the new blooms, the rising and the setting of the sun, the nest in the backyard filled with baby robins, the child who desires your love and all the other little, yet so very big, blessings that God has bestowed upon you.

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 I so love seeing the different perspectives on one word. Come see what others have written at Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday and take five minutes to add your own!

Comments

  1. Simply beautiful!! I love royal purple...fitting for our King whose blessings yes, are everywhere. Thank you for reminding me about perspective. Hope your weekend is full of more wonderful sights! :)

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  2. oh yes ...

    to see Him shine His magnificence through His creation is a true gift this morning.

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  3. Nature in the spring is so inspiring - He does so much for us it is easy to forget to be gracious about all that we have.

    Thanks for stopping by my readinglist today!

    Marissa @ forfunreadinglist

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  4. God is everywhere when we choose to see! Thanks for stopping by Ladies. :)

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