Friday, February 14, 2020

Five Minute Friday: Experience

Today I am participating in Five Minute Friday, where a group of writers get together and free write about a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today's word is "experience."

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
                                           -Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

The word experience in the above verse is usually translated as “know” in most Bible translations. It is the Greek word “ginosko” and has different meanings.

One of the meanings is “to know, especially through personal experience” according to Helps Word Studies.

Another place this word is found is in Luke 1:34 when Mary says to the angel, 

 'How will this be since I do not know a man?”

So, this knowing, this experience is not just a head knowledge thing. It is a tangible experience. You can feel it.

The scripture above is part of prayer that Paul prayed for the church in Ephesus. It is my prayer for myself and for all The Church today.

Happy Valentine’s Day!


  1. There is no greater love. Happy Valentine's day FMF spot #19 x

  2. For so long I did not feel
    the true presence of the Christ;
    it was not viscerally real,
    that which He had sacrificed.
    I could have well become a poser,
    feigning this experience,
    but on my Via Dolorosa,
    suddenly, it all made sense.
    Here in cancer's cold embrace,
    voice lost to malignancy,
    I met the Saviour face to face,
    and He showed me victory.
    Not how you win, nor play the game,
    but only that you praise His name.

    #1 at FMF this week.