From Lisa-Jo Baker:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
So that's what Five-Minute Friday is. :)
Today's prompt: Beyond.
My heart stretches beyond my body, beyond my house, beyond the city and state I live in.
Because I know God's love stretches beyond anything that seeks to restrict it.
I want my love to go as far as his does.
Well, I'm not God, so that probably won't work. But that's okay. I might not be able to encompass the entire world with my love, like God does, but that doesn't mean I have to keep it all inside, either.
I can pray. Prayer is something that goes beyond distance, culture, race, tradition. It goes beyond the confines of land, crosses oceans, climbs mountains.
And it does that because God's Holy Spirit goes beyond all those things, too. By the power of the Holy Spirit living in me, I can pray for those whom I will never meet. My love can go great distances through my prayers... because then, my love will be God's love going out to those for whom I pray. When he hears my prayers--and he will, he always does--he will send his Spirit to be with those people. Most of whom I don't even know, and probably never will.
And then my love will be instead God's love. Which is the best kind of all.
And instead of my imperfect, sinful, often selfish and misguided human love,
it will be God's all-perfect love
going beyond imagination
beyond human boundaries
beyond what I in my prayers can even ask for.
Linking up today...
Your Thriving Family; Consider the Lilies; finding joy