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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Beyond.

Sitting at the hairdresser’s yesterday, it was interesting to me when she said, “I just want to be beyond all this. I will be so happy to see 2021 on the calendar!”

Beyond has been defined as “on, at, or to the farther side of” (

Many are expressing the similar feelings – wanting to be done with all the restrictions and worries. We want to be beyond these challenging times and long for life to resume more the way it used to be.

All of this has me wondering if these days are simply revealing to us our longings for “beyond”.

Perhaps in ways we cannot understand or fathom, the Lord is using these challenging days to remind us not to set our hearts on the things here below, for they are temporary.

We are to set our eyes on Him and look beyond:

For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. (Hebrews 13:14, NLT)

As our eyes are looking beyond, it will give us hope for every day we are here:

 “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NASB)

He will do abundantly beyond all that we ask or think,
as we keep looking beyond our days here.


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Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Grace & Truth .