Five Minute Friday #25 – WIDE

I link up with Lisa-Jo on Fridays for a writing flash mob…throwing caution to the wind and gathering to share what a few minutes of free writing can buy.

Today’s topic: WIDE


I stand at the exact line where the ocean meets the land and watch the foamy edges lap up onto my toes and splash silently on my ankles. And all I can see forever and ever amen is ocean. Blue and turquoise and green ocean stretching into infinity and I only know where my ocean starts, but not where it ends. And is there really an end? Because isn’t my end another’s beginning? It’s all so vast and huge and wide and at the same time peaceful and reassuring and hopeful.

Anything is possible.

There are no limits, because what I call limits are just another beginning.

He stands in the middle of the ocean. And the waves aren’t lapping onto his ankles because He’s walking on the sea. And He’s watching this girl-woman and is bidding her to come and walk to Him but she’s doesn’t see Him. She’s caught up focusing on how huge and vast and wide and how peaceful and reassuring and hopeful it is — and she can’t hear Him telling her it’s all for her and is just a symbol of what He has in store for her.

Because anything is possible with Him.

There are no limits, because what I call limits are just another beginning.

God said it…He said it right there in Psalm 81:10, right in the middle of the ocean, He said:

“Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”

And this verse — this verse has meant little things and big things and just so many things to me…it has stretched out into infinity and into others’ beginnings. And its reminds me to posture myself to receive because I have to be in a position to receive first.

And today — today God reminded me that he included a very important word in the middle of this ocean. He said to open wide. To not just position myself to receive, but to position myself to receive A LOT. That the ocean is just a symbol of what He has in store for me but I have to get ready and I have to be willing to leave the comfort of the shore and walk to Him.

Because He’s in the middle of the wide.


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday #25 – WIDE

  1. “How huge, vast, wide, and peaceful, reassuring, and hopeful…” I am hanging on to that same notion. And praying now, for the courage to open WIDE to receive it, right along with you.

  2. “…what I call limits are just another beginning”
    I have have seen this true in my life. While there is an end (of me, of the situation), there is another beginning. God is limitless, and He gives us a taste of it in the new beginnings He gives. Thank you for your words.

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