‚ÄúTo all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.‚Äù
(Psa 119:96 NIV)
There are so many times that I think up what would be the perfect thing and I pray for that. Often times very specifically. When I was looking for a job 2 jobs ago, I drove past the ad agency I wanted to work at and prayed every day, ‚ÄúLord God, plant me at Fire & Rain.‚Äù
As days went by, I began to think that I didn’t want to work with old software on a junky machine, so I began to pray ‚ÄúLord God, plant me at Fire & Rain and give me a new computer to use with all up to date software.‚Äù
And that’s exactly what happened.
But it turned out more perfect than I would have imagined. Sure, some of it was hard, but overall, it was a great experience.
I think God’s command for me to go work there was beyond the bounds of my prayers.
The same goes for my work in Asia after that.
I am really funny in that I am always praying for very specific, and almost picky things. God knows I’m open to whatever He wants, but I like to ask Him for details, and you know what? He answers my prayers and busts out the boundaries of my wishes. They are beyond my perfect plans.
That word up there: ‚ÄúBoundless‚Äù check this out:
Strong’s 7342. ?®÷??ó÷??ë rachab, raw-khawb¬¥; from 7337; roomy, in any (or every) direction, literally or figuratively:‚Äîbroad, large, at liberty, proud, wide.
I love that.
God’s commands are exceedingly at liberty, extremely wide, overtly going in every direction, covering so many things.
Just for the record, today I’m praying that someone would give me a two story house on a specific street within a specific 3 block area. What if later in the week I showed a picture of it?
A picture I thought was perfect, but God made (will make?) boundless and free!?