Friday, July 8, 2016

It's Time to Build

I wasn't planning on writing a post today, though in the aftermath of tragedy befallen our country again and more lives lost, I needed to take a moment to digest it. FMF's writing prompt is BUILD.

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I didn't look at the news last night. I didn't even look at it first thing this morning. And when I did, I was completely deflated...downright heartbroken, and even a little scared. Live were lost. Lives that mattered. They all matter...Black, White, Blue. We cannot keep tearing each other down with careless words, hateful speech, and costly actions.

It is time to build.

Build by measuring our words before we type or speak them.
Build with blocks made out of love.
Build by mortaring those blocks together with peace.
Build by beginning with a good foundation.

He is the foundation.
Without Him, we will continue down this road of brokenness and hate.
Stop with the political rhetoric and knee-jerk reactions.
Cease with the keyboard legalism and quickly passing blame. 
Now is not the time for Likes and ReTweets for snarky comments.

We need...
We need Love.
We need Him. 

IT IS TIME TO BUILD.



Time's Up.

Linking up with Five Minute Friday.

6 comments:

  1. Amen! Thank you for your words! Stopping by from FMF. Blessings and peace to you!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and blessings on your day!

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  2. Amen. Christ is our firm foundation. He is the Chief corner stone. Just as Nehemiah was called to rebuild so we are also called to be Christ's witness and to get our hands dirty in the process of the building process.

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    1. I somehow missed your comment. Thank you for stopping by.
      Getting our hands dirty...I think that's what is missing right now. We (Christians) are apathetic to our witness, and have allowed others to put the message of His Love out there.

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  3. I agree so much. It is time to build on the foundation of Christ and build each other up. My post for this word was sort of in response to those tragedies you mention in your introduction. Only mine was in the form of a poem. If you're interested it's here: http://www.gaylswright.com/2016/07/08/build-kingdom-lord/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Gayl! Yes, if we each take time to build, I truly believe His Love and Truth will shine through. Off to visit your blog. Thanks for sharing the link!

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