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I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.

Today the word prompt is … Rise.

I read the word, “Rise”, and immediately began humming … “In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.”

Oh how I love the song. The melody alone soothes and the words infuse hope and faith.

And then the Scripture came …

As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”
(Micah 7:7-8, NLT)

Enemies can come in many shapes – hopelessness, despair, financial difficulty, a challenging child, a work deadline, health problems. An enemy is anything or anyone which comes against you. On any given day, it can be a host of situations.

It is as I rise each morning, filling my heart and mind with the reminder, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

Who or what, indeed?

But it is only as I rise each morning and allow Him to put His strength – the steel – back into my heart, my mind and my bones that I can rise again to face the day.

Maybe you need a little push to rise ….



Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith Filled Friday and Dance With Jesus and Grace & Truth .