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Friday, July 27, 2012

God's Love: Beyond Imagination

Five Minute Friday 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

11 comments:

  1. How beautiful...."I want my love to go as far as his does." Me too.
    I loved your FMF. I look forward to seeing how broadly people interpret the same prompt.
    Thank you for sharing yours.
    Peace and good.

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    1. thank you so much! And yes, it's really neat to see all the different interpretations. :)

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  2. This is wonderful, Jaimie!! God's love IS beyond all imagination and comprehension... Thanks for this sweet reminder. Glad I found you at FMF!

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    1. Thank you so much. Stopped by to read your post as well. :) And isn't it great that we can't understand God's love in its entirety??

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  3. Yes! We can go beyond ourselves with love and prayer...love it! :)

    Mindy @ NewEquus - A New Creation

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    1. thanks!! God's power is SO much bigger than us. (Whew.)

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  4. It's funny that. Our church often says when you give you don't have to give only money... you can give by praying. Sometimes that's giving more, isn't it?

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    1. It sure is.
      Money can do some great things when God uses it...
      but prayer is such a privilege, and such a power.

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  5. Glad to see you at FMF!! I love it! You are reaching far beyond your "limits" with this blog too! I'm always amazed to see where all readers come from!

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    1. Thanks! Really enjoyed your post today. :)
      And yes. Thank you. It's incredible to realize that I have readers from all over the world. Such an overwhelming blessing and responsibility...which is why I place this blog in God's hands. :)

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