Full Fridays Are My Favorite


Will you join me for another Five Minute Friday over at Lisa Jo’s “The Gypsy Mama”? “Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays. We try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.”

The word this week… Empty

An early morning today, I Tiptoe down the stairs while it is still dark hoping for some time with the Lord before the littles wake up. My heart has lately felt a bit empty and I’m desperate for Him to fill me with his Word. I start the fire and drag my tired feet toward the kitchen where my hubby and his servant’s heart have prepared the coffee before heading off to work. I whisper a silent thank you in my mind and fill my cup with a perfect mixture of coffee and creme brulee, then I walk to the sofa next to the fire and open my Bible. 

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper [in the thing] for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11

God always speaks with such appropriate timing, and my morning spent with Him is so sweet. All the aching empty places are soothed and tears of praise are released. A little one soon joins me, snuggled up beside me with his Beginner’s Bible, reading quietly except for an occasional “what’s this word Mom?” I can smile and help him sound it out because I am no longer depleted, but ready to pour out. My coffee cup is empty, but my heart is full.

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14 thoughts on “Full Fridays Are My Favorite”

  1. Stacy- you just touch me to my core….. I have sat here for the last hour reading your posts and am soooo inspired. You are an incredible woman of God, wife and Mother. I strive to even come close to being like you one day:)))) Now I can say I wanna be like Stacy when I grow up.. HA xox

  2. lovely, stacy.

    these words could be my words, as this is my experience too. i sit down empty before his word, michael delivers a creamy cup of joe and a kiss, and as i read Spirit fills me…mercies new every morning.

  3. Only time spent with our Lord, truly! I keep praying that in this real life, He would not allow my forgetful nature to keep me from Him. He is so faithful to keep calling out to me! Blessed by your words today and by your beautiful blog sweet sister! Seriously, lovin' that blog! Keep writing. Blessings to you too.

  4. Ah… this is such a beautiful moment you have shared here with us… Only time spent at the feet of our Lord could bring our hearts to say "I am no longer depleted, but ready to pour out."

    Why do I forget this so often and only remember when I have become depleted? This post reminds me this is real living…

    Blessings to you..

  5. You are so right Alecia! Making that time our priority is so worth it! I have to remind myself that my life is too busy for me to be too busy. I can't afford to neglect that time. Yet it's still a day by day choice. Thank God for His grace and an unending number of new beginnings.:)God bless!!

  6. Thank you so much Lynda! I just loved your beautifully honest post today. Keep expecting good things my friend! He is faithful!

  7. The mornings I have my quiet time I feel ready to take on the world, and the days I sleep in or think 'I'm too busy' are the days that I end up thinking 'boy I wish I would have had some quiet time this morning, maybe this day would have gone a little better.'
    Your really do get filled up to be ready to be poured out.

  8. This is so beautiful! The tears came because this is right where I am, looking for God to fill my heart.

    God bless you, and thank you for sharing this.

  9. *whispered* This is so beautiful…
    He fills us, oh yes! This post holds such a sweet fragrance, and shows one of the many blessings of following Christ.
    "All the aching empty places are soothed and tears of praise are released."
    Yes, and oh yes! I couldn't have expressed it better myself…
    "I can smile and help him sound it out because I am no longer depleted, but ready to pour out."
    Mmm…that is the very reason He fills us, so He can be poured out to others through us.
    I'm so glad I linked up after you, I was blessed by your post!

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