I don’t know how Lisa Jo knew, but the Five Minute Friday she picked for today is just perfect for me right now. The things that come to mind with today’s word are things I’ve been speaking to myself all week. And I can’t say them enough. So I’m just going to reiterate them for you here, with today’s topic…
God’s ways are far beyond our ways. His plans are far beyond what we can see on this sometimes-dimly-lit pathway of life. His desires for us, for His children, are beyond what we want sometimes, and certainly beyond what we would plan ourselves.
But on the other side of things, He Himself is beyond all imagination! His promises for direction and guidance (I will guide you with my eye) are beyond what we could come up with on our own. His promises of grace and mercy extend beyond what we could ever dream of finding. His promise of love lasts for an eternity, so far beyond what we can comprehend that it almost hurts to try and understand it.
He blesses us beyond measure – literally, His blessings on us cannot be measured! He gives us of Himself far beyond what we could ever ask or think. He helps exceedingly beyond what we could imagine.
My God is beyond human comprehension, and I love that about Him. He goes beyond what my own meager resources could ever accomplish… cares for me beyond what any human could ever possibly care.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9).
“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:11-13).
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21).