Friday, 5 April 2013

Fresh Paint


Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: After.

Five Minute Friday

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Autumn break means time to throw ourselves back into the renovations we began during the last ‘holiday’. We’re almost at the painting bit. Each day the space looks a little more like the dream in my heart. I wait for hubby to finish the window and door trims – then I can make myself useful with the putty and paint.

I have been passing the time by restoring the table and chairs we plan to use in the room…

Before: broken, dusty, cobwebs, evidence of creepy crawly inhabitants, dirty, peeling paint, missing polish, tired, sad, run down, needing love.

After: Fresh, bright, cheerful, restored, clean, smooth, useful, beautiful, loved.

It’s the same with us. God has a dream in his heart for us too. But placed in the master’s hands we can become so much more than an old chair with a fresh lick of paint.

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Now, your turn…

12 comments:

  1. Behold! He makes all things new! You've encouraged me to get out some paint this spring break...maybe strip off some 20 year old wallpaper in the boys' bathroom...gonna be icky..but wow! The after...

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    1. Enjoy the journey but keep your eyes on the after - definitely worth it for the wow! Bless you heaps :o)

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  2. Dear Lizzi
    Yip, I cannot agree more with us needing a fresh coat of paint. Then life stains us again and our Lord has to strip us again!! Such is life and our wonderful God!

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    1. So true Mia - thankful for a God who believes in renewing us! Blessings :o)

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  3. I was looking at my walls and thinking they needed fresh Paint too. Nothing like Fresh Paint to make you feel like all is clean and new. For some reason renovating and painting and such is relaxing to me. :) Have fun with it! I bet it will all look gorgeous when you get it completed.

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    1. Totally agree - I love renovating and painting!! Blessings :o)

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  4. ohhhh yes!!! This is lovely, I really like your writing style.

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  5. Yes, He remakes us and that can only happen by sanding down the rough spots ever once in a while.

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    1. So true - thanks for stopping by. Big blessings :o)

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