Wide – Five-Minute Fridays
Linking to Lisa-Jo’s Five-Minute Fridays. Today’s word is WIDE.
I started to write on Friday – yup – I did. The word this week is WIDE. I thought about the Grand Canyon – now that is wide – which at some point is 29 km (18 miles) wide.
Then I went wider to outer space – infinite to us. The immensity of God’s creation.
Then I rested on God. The mind of God. Isaiah 40:28 says:
“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.”
His understanding no one can fathom – that is wide.
Those were my thoughts on Friday. Then I got sidetracked. I do get scattered easily.
My question was: “Maybe WIDE is not good for me?” Maybe I need to NARROW my focus as I remembered that the narrow gate is important.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it (Matthew 7:13 NIV).
That led me to prayer. Always to Prayer. Prayer is my FOCUS. Always pray – and the answer was there.
Always stay close to the Father and I can live as wide as God wants me to live. Because His love is wide. Paul has a prayer for me that I :
“may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,” (Ephesians 3:17-18 NIV)
I love being able to live WIDE – with a narrow focus in Jesus. Totally free to be me.
Do you live Widely in Jesus?