• Dana L. Butler

Longing So Thick I Can Barely Breathe {five minute friday}

Hey friends. Linking up with my beloved Five Minute Friday crew for the first time in I don’t know how long, because I NEEDED to write today, and this is what came out.

5 minute free-write on a one-word prompt:



I want to write, but I don’t know what to say.

I want to write because my heart burns and aches and celebrates all at once.

I want to write to relieve the pressure. Because if I don’t, maybe I’ll explode.

But what kind of messenger am I if I don’t know what I’m trying to say?

All I know is I ache to see His kingdom come. I ache to see wrong made right.

I long for justice. For healing. For righteousness and peace to dance in the streets.

I long for neighbors to quit demeaning their children, cutting precious hearts with weapons sharper and more damaging than any knife.

I long for freedom for those I love, for souls to be excavated and mined for gold, for hearts to be released from labels and lies.

I wanna see chains broken and people becoming their truest selves, living wrapped in the revelation of Pure Love.

So I write because when the longing is so thick I can barely breathe, this is all I know to do.

Oh God, just bring your Kingdom here. Invade our space. Have your way. On Earth as it is in Heaven.

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