Category Archives: spacious living

There’s That Word Again

There’s that word again…spacious. Love that word!

He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross. Colossians 1 18-20 (MSG)

Every Detail

This morning before work I was tempted to not take a moment and sit down and have a quiet time. So, while I was on the computer, I decided to play “I Wonder What This Chapter Says On” It’s the high tech way of randomly opening up your bible to a certain page and reading it. I know it is not the most efficient way to have a quiet time…but sometimes it at least gets me started.

I typed in 2 Corinthians 5, not knowing for sure what topic it would bring up, and read the NIV version of the first 14 verses. Then, I flipped it to The Message translation to read it there too. I laughed out loud. “Spacious”…the word I blogged about yesterday was there!

2 Corinthians 5: 6-8
That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we’ll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming.

God cares about every detail of our lives. Even when I am tempted to rush through my quiet time…He supplies me with everything I need! Thanks, Lord!

A Word I Love

For some reason, I have always loved when verses in the bible describe life in Christ as “spacious”. I really love this word. Discovered the word again this morning while reading Proverbs 15. And, once again, it was The Message translation.

“An undisciplined, self-willed life is puny;
an obedient, God-willed life is spacious.”