Yikes! I am getting ready to embark upon the unthinkable for me. For the first time, I am joining Five Minute Friday with Kate Motaung & the crew. And the one rule that is almost giving me a panic attack is that I cannot do any edits, just free write to a one word prompt. This week’s word is OPEN! Oh boy…It’s GO time:


Malachi 3:10 says that if we would bring the tithes into the storehouse, that God would OPEN up the windows of heaven and pour us out a blessing that we don’t have room enough to receive.

Hmmmm…I don’t want Him to just pour it out, I want Him to dump it on me…like right now.

I have been giving according to the Word of God from the time I surrendered my life to Him in 1997. I tithe and I give and I sow. God has truly been good to me. I attribute all the blessings that flow into my household and life in general to giving.

I am no longer married (I hate saying divorced, as it still leaves a bitter taste when I say it), and God has supernaturally provided for my children and me. I have testimonies about the unthinkable…how God allowed me to pay for my home without struggle and meeting every other financial need for my family.

All that, but I know He has so much more in store…and I just want Him to dump it on me already. Nevertheless, I know that He will manifest everything He has for me at the appointed time. His timing is fine with me. I am OPEN to whatever He wants to do too…  STOP!

Is typing slow to avoid errors cheating??? lol I had so much more I wanted to say…perhaps in a blog with no restrictions. But blessed to be hanging out with #fmf crew today!

I am a newby blogger and do not know how to add the FMF button yet. 🙂 But do visit

While you are here…you may as well check out my debut blog, Excuse My Flaws…I Am Still Under Construction. You will also enjoy my devotions shared on Facebook. Just click Like from this page to connect!

About Yolanda Perry

Yolanda is a devoted follower of Christ. As an author and speaker, she seeks out opportunities to spread the Gospel. Her personal mission is... To Communicate & Demonstrate Unshakable Faith! She is the proud mother of three and has one grandson, whom she adores. Her bonus family member is her spoiled rotten long haired chihuahau, Pennie.

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  • Ruth

    Hi Yolanda, and welcome!!! You did great! (don’t worry about ‘cheating’ a little – I do – but don’t tell anyone!) Yes, I find that 5 minutes is never long enough – once you get started the flow comes and there’s more to say. That’s the joy of doing this #FMF regularly, it primes the creative pump! Thanks also for your thoughts on generosity and tithing – I too am being challenged by God to stay in the place of pouring out, so that there’s room for Him to pour in. The challenge is, as you say, to be OPEN to what he will give! May he bless you in every way as you obey him.

    • Yolanda Perry Post author

      Okay Ruth…we will keep each other’s cheating secret! Deal? lol Thank you for dropping by Speak 2 My Heart. I look forward to visiting you at your blog home as well. 🙂 It is my prayer that God will stretch your capacity such that you can receive GREATER! Blessings to you Friend!

  • Gayl

    Welcome to Five Minute Friday, Yolanda! So glad you joined and started your blog! I remember when I started my blog in October of 2013, I did a #fmf post on the same day. I was new to it but thoroughly enjoyed it! Sometimes when I run out of time, I show where the time stopped and then finish up. I don’t think typing slowly is cheating 🙂

    • Yolanda Perry Post author

      Thanks for the encouragement Gayl! So happy I am not a cheater. HA! I actually debuted my blog on Tuesday with an edited piece called Excuse My Flaws…I Am Still Under Construction (playing off of my unfinished site). 🙂 Thank you for dropping by Speak 2 My Heart!

  • Tyra

    Yay for bravely writing and following the FMF rules. When I read some of the posts I’m amazed at what I see, beautifully crafted words that seems to flow effortlessly while grammatically correct and all within the time frame. Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough for the free write. BTW, I don’t know how to add the buttons either but you can create a hyperlink by highlighting what you’ve typed then clicking the paperclip (if using WordPress. Not sure about other programs). Keep letting it flow……