Stay On This Path

16 Nov

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.

This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word STAY here.

Five Minute Friday

Friend…
If we could have a moment to share a hot chocolate and our hearts, 
I would tell you this one thing today…
Don’t give up.
Stay on this path that He has laid out for you.
I know it’s hard.
I know you’re discouraged.
But I see Him doing a work in you.
Something so staggering that He is doing in your heart through your words.
You may think that they don’t matter…your words.
But they do.
Your story matters.
It’s hard sometimes to get the words out.
Sometimes painfully hard.
But don’t stop.
Keep putting your heart on the page.
I hear it…your heart.
Sometimes your words bring tears to my eyes
as I know how hard they were coming from your fingers. 
That hesitation.
Wondering why you should share them.
Who is even reading them?
I know these thoughts as I have shared them.
But the words flow out from Him along with His grace in the stumble getting them out.
And they are so beautiful.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 


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69 Responses to “Stay On This Path”

  1. Jennifer Peterson November 16, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    Okay where is the kleenex ?? So touched my heart. Beautiful words!!

  2. Jennifer Camp November 16, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Oh, my, Wendy. I don't even have words now. I so needed to hear this–His words poured out through you. Thank you.

  3. Denise November 16, 2012 at 6:34 am #

    Very touching, bless you.

  4. Alia Joy November 16, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    I know a lot of us may be thinking this, but you definitely wrote this for me. I know it, friend, and I'm so thankful you did. I needed to hear it this week. Love you.

  5. Linda November 16, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    What a hug of encouragement! Thank you.

  6. Mary B November 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    An AMAZING post Wendy! Truly!

  7. Tim and Richelle November 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

    lovely, encouraging words. this post is sure to touch many today! thank you!

  8. Nataline Lingren November 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    So encouraging. Thank you! And I think you wrote it for me. 🙂

  9. Leigh November 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    You just have a gigantic heart for loving others and cheering them on. You are such a joy to be near. What a selfless perspective and post. I am seeing how selflessness is a pattern with you. 🙂 Good morning FMF friend. May today be heaping joys.

  10. Nikki @ Simplystriving November 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I love you, friend. Thank you for this gift.

  11. mrsbrownkiwi November 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    One of my favourite verses in the entire bible……thank you for all your love and encouragement….you have a gift my friend, a gift to women and we so desperately need it.

  12. Stefanie Brown November 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    You have such a beautiful heart, Wendy!! Thank you for encouraging all of us. Personally, I've been fighting discouragement, a feeling that's been chasing and pursuing me. May I resist and cling to HIS call for me.Love you!

  13. Nancy @ Pilgrim Wanderings November 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Like Alia, I needed to read this today, too. Writing this prompt was *REALLY* hard for me and I almost didn't do it. But I think that someone, somewhere might need to read it and know that God is faithful even when people aren't. Thanks for the encouragement.

  14. Anne @ The Pink Momma November 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Great post and so encouraging 🙂

  15. ScrapbooksbyKarrilee November 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Amazing!!! I love it when God reads me my mail through someone else! I needed to hear this this morning too! Some days we know this stuff – but others, we simply completely and utterly forget it! Thanks for the beautiful reminder!

  16. Jennifer Schwickerath November 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    This is going to encourage so many people! Beautiful. Be blessed:)

  17. Nicole Buckingham November 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    that hot cocoa. beautiful post.Aloha "hopping" by a little late to say "hi". I wanted to personally invite you to to join An Aloha Affair. It's a sweet gathering of creative souls. We'll mingle and grow and share our work so that we can get to know each other in meaningful ways. I'd love it if you'd join us, 'save ya a spot?…xo,Nicolelocalsugarhawaii.com

  18. Jess November 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Thank you! Such encouraging words that are good for my soul this morning. 🙂

  19. BerryMorins Bits & Tips November 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    These are words that I need to share with my chronic pain sufferer buddies.

  20. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    Thank you so much Jennifer! Blessings!

  21. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    You are so welcome sweet friend. You have done the same for me so many times. So blessed by you. Love & hugs.

  22. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Thanks Denise! Blessings!

  23. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    Love you right back sweet friend! Blessings!

  24. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Definitely sending a hug your way today friend. Blessings!

  25. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    Thank you Mary! Blessings to you friend!

  26. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    Thank you so much! Blessings!

  27. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    So enjoyed chatting with you last night friend. Hope your little one is feeling better. Blessings!

  28. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Thank you so much for your sweet words friend. What a gift today. Blessings!

  29. Amy November 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Wendy, Wendy, Wendy… I'm so blessed to have you as part of my world. I'm gonna hunt you down next time I'm even remotely close and give you a huge hug. I'd go it tomorrow if I was going to Dollywood with my sister. Thank you!!! Alia is wrong. You wrote this for me!

  30. Beloved November 16, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

    Wendy, I was just reading about someone's decision to step away from writing for a while…I am sending her to you. I wasn't feeling at all discouraged, but I am refreshed by reading this, as though it were my living water.Thank you, sweet sister.Peace and good to you in Jesus name,Chelle

  31. Wendy November 16, 2012 at 11:59 pm #

    I treasure you friend. Love you much.

  32. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    Thank you so much friend. Your words are like honey to my soul today. Blessings!

  33. MyJourneyBack November 17, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    Ver beautiful and encouraging words. Thanks for sharing. I glad I got to come by and stay with you awhile. It was nice to meet you. I wrote a stay post also. And btw I have a give away going on. Come by and see me.Have a Beautiful Weekend,Sherry

  34. Melanie November 17, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    Thank you for your words that are a charge, an encouragement to all who read them. Need this today. Will need it tomorrow.

  35. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Thank you for your kind words friend. So thankful for you. Lifting you up to Him tonight as you cling to all He has for you. Love and hugs.

  36. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Thanks Nancy! God is so very faithful. Blessings!

  37. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    Thank you Anne! Blessings!

  38. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:31 am #

    Oh Karrilee…isn't He just so wonderful to speak to us exactly when we need to hear from Him? It still amazes me every time it happens. Blessings friend.

  39. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:31 am #

    Thank you Jennifer! Blessings to you friend!

  40. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    Thank you so much Nicole! How lovely to be invited! Blessings!

  41. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Thanks Jess1 Blessings!

  42. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Oh please do. Blessings!

  43. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    So looking forward to that moment friend. I consider myself blessed to call you friend. Blessings.

  44. Wendy November 17, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    Oh Chelle…each time I see "Beloved" heading your comment, it just makes me smile. It is what our Father calls us and I am reminded of that each time you visit. Blessings to you friend.

  45. BARBIE November 17, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Did you write this for me? Thank you, my friend. Much needed words to my heart today.

  46. Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) November 18, 2012 at 1:51 am #

    What beautiful words for the soul! I always love reading your posts.Thank you for linking up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

  47. Kathi D. Denfeld November 18, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Wendy! You made me cry!What an encourager you are.

  48. Leslie @ Violet Imperfection November 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Beautiful words. You used that five minutes well.Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection!Lesliewww.violetimperfection.com

  49. Raising Reagan November 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Very encouragingThank you for linking to Raising Imperfection. Please come back Friday to see if you were featured!Happy Thanksgiving!Lanayahttp://www.raising-reagan.com

  50. Beth November 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Such an encouraging message, Wendy. Thanks for blessing us with your words!

  51. SaraSherrell.com November 19, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Love your words. Yes, I think every blogger has felt all these things when typing up different posts. It is hard to open yourself up to people you have never met. Thanks for linking up with Raising Imperfection. Have a blessed week.

  52. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Thank you so much Sherry! Loved your post as well! So glad you came to stay with me! Blessings!

  53. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Melanie you have been on my mind. Lifting you up to Him today. Blessings!

  54. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I so love sharing space on a page with you my sweet friend! Blessings and much love!

  55. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Thank you Kelly! It is such a treat to have you visit! Blessings!

  56. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Oh Kathi…sending you a big hug today friend. Blessings!

  57. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Thank you Leslie! Blessings!

  58. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    Thank you Lanaya! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! Blessings!

  59. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Thanks Beth! Blessings to you!

  60. Wendy November 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Thank you so much Sara! Blessings!

  61. Laura Boggess November 21, 2012 at 12:48 am #

    Thank you for linking this sweet encouragement up with Playdate with God too this week, Wendy. Such lovely, wise words.

  62. Wendy November 23, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Thanks so much Laura! Blessings to you friend!

  63. Rosilind Jukic November 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    This is just beautiful! Thank you for linking up this wonderful and inspiring post!

  64. Haley Bartlett November 24, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    I love this, and love the message "Don't give up" thank you for sharing your heart. Visiting from I love my post 🙂

  65. Judy Haughton-James November 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi Wendy, Thanks for this very powerful message. It is so inspirational and has lifted my spirit today. I am a new Follower from the I Love My Post Blog Hop. Congratulations on being chosen the Featured Blogger. Take care and have a good weekend. God Bless. Judy – JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

  66. Rosemary sandiford November 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    That is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing your precious words with us. Love your blog and would love you to peek at mine if you like. I found you via #12 I love my post bloghop. 🙂 Rose xxx http://www.milkymoles.blogspot.co.uk

  67. Jessica Simmons November 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Very Beautiful! I found you through the I love my post blog hop. New Followerwww.southernramblings.com

  68. Miss. Erica November 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    This is very beautiful.!! ❤ I found you through "I love my post" I would love it if you'd follow me back @ http://queenstale.blogspot.com/

  69. Empowered Momma J November 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    What a beautiful post. You always seem to have the right words to share at the right time. Thank you.

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