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NOTHING … FMF

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This is the place where once a week we take the chance to just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not.

For five minutes flat.

Here’s how the game works: you simply stop, drop and write. Set your words free. Don’t edit them, don’t fret over them, don’t try to make them perfect.

That’s how Five Minute Friday was born. Want to play? It’s fun. And it’s never too late to link up. Also? The awesome Karen whipped up a Facebook page where we can connect and talk all things writing beyond just Fridays! Click here to join us.

Then come take the Five Minute Friday challenge.

1. Write for only five minutes.
2. Link back here and invite others to play along.
3. Go high five the word artist who linked up before you with an awesome comment.

It’s liberating; give it a a try and see.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

– See more at: http://lisajobaker.com/2014/05/five-minute-friday-nothing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thegypsymama+%2No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

5 Minute Friday … write for 5 minutes, no editing, no cleaning it up. Just write from the heart … tell your short story on the topic of the day and then share it with others at: http://lisajobaker.com/five-minute-friday/

indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God says: GO!

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?(As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

No nothing can separate us from God’s love … except for ourselves!

But then grace says … no NOTHING means NOTHING! I cannot even separate me from my Father God’s love; no not even if I try my darnedest

Ahhhh Grace … a man who perserveres through my doubt and fears. Jesus, who never leaves nor forsakes us, even in our darkest hour.

So I muddle through all the mire that this life brings to my doorstep. Sounds worse than it is, really.

The worst so far is cancer. Is that infirmity that frightens all of humanity. That dis-ease that causes the very thing within us that triggers it … resentment and anger.

indeed, NOTHING … we have persevered, we beat the first round and we are now in the second inning … It doesn’t mean we are not loved. Cancer is not a death sentence for some unknown felony in life … it is a trial like any other and we choose …

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,

LIFE!

STOP.

Scriptures used:

Romans 8:31-39; Deuteronomy 30:19 and Deuteronomy 31:6

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

8 thoughts on “NOTHING … FMF

  1. {{{Andrea}}} We never get to pick our trials, do we? But they will take us down to nothing so that the only thing we have left is a God who loves us more abundantly than we can ever ever ever imagine. Live in that life that is YOURS!

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

  2. Thank you for sharing this post on FMF. I will include you in my prayers during your struggle. It kind of hit home for me because I am on the way to the doc’s this morning to have a swollen lymph node checked out. May God keep you in his loving embrace.

  3. wonderful post…great words…I want to read it again…will do now…

  4. Thank you … it began as a pseudonym for writing and it’s just who I thrive to be! 🙂

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