FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY
Q: What is Five Minute Friday?
A: It is a 5min free write blog event hosted by Kate Motaung. Every Thursday Kate announces a one-word prompt on her blog at 10pm EST. The link-up is open for a full week, until the following Thursday evening. For further details on how to participate visit her blog at: Heading Home.
Dear readers before I continue, I have to make a confession. Although this post began life as a 5min exercise, it has since been amended and refined!
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Five Minute Friday Prompt: SING
I don’t know why but Maya Angelou’s book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, came to mind, as soon as I saw this week’s prompt.
In the context of this blog’s purpose (which is to encourage women and to motivate us to walk as victorious overcomers), I see Christian woman who are habitually defeated or depressed, as akin to caged birds.
Most birds have the potential to sing joyously with abandon, to soar, to explore and enjoy their freedom but caged birds, in effect, have had their wings clipped.
Continuing with the above analogy, the cage (representing limiting beliefs, negative behaviour and Satan’s lies), both confines and defines.
Now of course the caged bird can sing but is its song true? Does it sing with the same harmony and sweetness as its counterparts that enjoy liberty?
Women of God, it is our choice whether any negative circumstance in which we may find ourselves, serves to imprison us. It is our responsibility to ensure that our Bible-based confession, or our testimony of faith becomes the spiritual song God hears, thus enabling him to liberate us.
Let us follow the example of the following writers, who confidently declared:
Behold God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For YAH, the Lord, is my
Strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.
(Isaiah 12:2 NKJV)
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with
Songs of deliverance.
(Psalm 32:7 NKJV)
So, let me ask you dear Women of Warfare, how do you sing? As a caged bird, or as a potential bird of paradise… a beautiful bird of liberty?