5 Minute Friday :: Real

Can you write for 5 minutes straight without editing?  Can you just write?  Today I am using Lisa-Jo’s writing prompt of real…


Real. I see a four letter word that screams at me to tell it like it is. Tell you that I am worn thin by my marginless life.  Tell you that I have met myself coming and going and I am slap.worn.out.  All things are good but not all things are good for me.  But lately, I’ve been trying to do all and be all to all people and it feels like I am just not quite all me.

I hear about being Jesus with skin on to others and the Real me just wants Jesus to be skin on to me. I long for a cool drink of water to sit with Him in the quiet of the day but really there has not been much quiet lately.

I know that this season I am in, is one of great needs pressing hard into a mama of four and a wife of one and a friend to many. I know that God has me in a place where I am constantly being poured out.  But the Real honest truth, is there are not many drops left to be poured out.

So I am looking forward. I am going to sit and be Real and let the Real Jesus bring life back into my soul. I am going to sing.  I am going to drink it all in.  I am going to listen as a faith filled woman of God pours her soul out onto thousands and thousands of women.  I am going knowing that this Real Jesus has a Real Word for me.  I am going with the intent to sit. And bask in His glory.

Oh Lord.  Thank you for your grace.  That you draw me in.  You know my path. I pray for an outpouring on your daughters.  Meet us  Lord.  Meet me Lord.  I am in Real need of You.

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  1. Wow, your five minutes pack a powerful punch!

    “Tell you that I have met myself coming and going and I am slap.worn.out.”

    Yea, me too. You and me both, sister.
    Lisa-Jo@thegypsymama recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Real

  2. Lisa says:

    Run to Jesus, Stacey! Run. You’ll find the refreshment you need in him. You’re post could have been mine, dozens and dozens of times. Even recently. But because of the season I spent in a dry and parched land, where all was wiped out and I was only left with Jesus, I learned to find Him for my nourishment. Now that I am out of the desert, I so clearly notice that dryness taste and dash it with a halt on my calendar (willingly risking disappointing others) to get back with Jesus again and sit quietly with Him and His word! I’ll pray for you to have that grace space to be with His skin.
    Lisa recently posted..Grace Abounds

    • stacey says:

      Lisa your are so wise. Thank you for this encouragement. I know that God has me right where He wants me and I am running to Him!


  3. Mary says:

    Stacey, I can sense & feel your need for some rest, some peace and some time alone with Him. As I read this this morning I stopped to say a pray for you and the other women attending this conference. I asked the Lord to be with you, to fill you with His spirit and to allow you to receive all He has for you, my friend. Please let me know how it goes. I’ll keep you in my prayers.
    Mary recently posted..5 minute Friday…

  4. Barbie says:

    Wanting Jesus to be skin on me. To sit in peace and quiet and have a cool drink of refreshing water with Him. This is my heart’s cry too!
    Barbie recently posted..Five Minute Friday: {Real}

  5. Casey says:

    There are days I feel so thin you can see through me…I feel your pain.

    Sometimes you praise first and feel it later!

  6. dawn says:

    i am there with you… rushing around desperately seeking that five minutes for me and that cool, refreshing glass of Jesus.
    dawn recently posted..five minute friday… real

  7. I hope this weekend is all that you need it to be!

  8. Karin says:

    You wrote that in five minutes?!?! Wow. Keep writing. You’re such an encouragement to me, Stacey.
    Karin recently posted..Quit the Quitting