Friday, November 16, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Stay

The Five Minute Friday word for today is:

Stay

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It comes with a promise, this word stay. When I speak it, lying somewhere underneath is a promise of faithfulness. It must not be spoken lightly. If it doesn't hold true, it leaves a trail of pain in its wake.

We often say it easily, meaning it for the moment. But life bumps against it, and we call it back. It is, perhaps, inconvenient now or even too costly. It becomes a hindrance to plans newly formed. So we toss it aside, often leaving innocent victims standing alone on the sideline of our important lives.

There is One who promised to stay. He said it with His life - in the midst of more pain and selfless suffering than we can understand. He meant it. There is nothing, not a more important plan, or failure to perform that will cause Him to break that promise.

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I'm joining Lisa-Jo and all the other wonderful writers here:

Five Minute Friday

Blessings,
Linda

5 comments:

  1. Dear Linda, Yes, it does come with a promise. He so desires us to "stay" and rest with Him. Today I think that is what I need to do. thanks you.
    Shalom

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  2. It's so easy to run when things get hard. I'm so glad there is nothing that will cause Him to leave us. That He stays no matter what.

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  3. I love thinking of this word as a promise, Linda. Too often it feels like a prison :). Love to you, my friend.

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  4. Love so amazing! It is so hard to understand how such a glorious being could come down and sacrifice all of his power and glory for such a lot of sinners.

    He struck a death blow to the Father of Lies. He opened the gates of heaven to us and I embrace him with all of my heart. I pray that we all stay in his loving arms until he returns to us as conquering warrior.

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  5. I can't tell you how much the word "stay" means right now to me. And your post, fleshing it out, pointing me (as you always do) to Christ.

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