Friday, October 17, 2014

take long is it?

Today is day 17 in my take five series, it is also five minute friday. Stop over at Heading Home to see what other bloggers have to say about the word of the day. Today's word is LONG..


I'm a numbers person...that's just how my brain works. There is always a calculator running in my brain...I hear the year someone was born and I automatically calculate how old they are. Numbers matter to me. 

There is one thing that my brain has not been able to calculate and that is just how much God loves me, His love cannot be measured with numbers. There is no exact measurement to how wide, how long, how high and how deep God's love it; it is beyond measuring. A measurement indicates something is finite, God's love is not finite, it is infinite. It is wider, deeper, longer, and higher than any number could ever indicate. It is the most powerful love imaginable, it is a love like no other, it will not fit in a box. 

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  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, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17-19

I thank God for His love for me, I am in awe of it, I pray to grasp the enormity of it. I pray that I would never try to put it in a box, but that I would allow it to be what it is. I pray that I can love Him back in an immeasurable way, I pray that my love for Him is too deep, too long, too wide and to high to be measured! 


  1. Hi Brenda!

    Hopped on here from your comment on my blog. Isn't it wonderful how God cannot be quantified? I will always be in awe of his never-ending goodness.

    What I really love about joining FMF is because I get to discover really great blogs that talk about faith and grace. See you next Friday! :)


  2. I like your thought that we should not put God's love in a box. That does limit Him. Thank-you for your thoughts. A FMF friend.

  3. A good reminder of God's love, the kind of love I aim to have for other people. I'm visiting from fmf today.


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