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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: SPECIFIC




In my post last week, I talked about how each of my kids’ departures from our home as they’ve grown older have left different shaped holes. I shared how I love each of them equally, and yet they leave different gaps behind.

This made me start thinking about God’s love for each of His children.

It could be easy to think that God just has a generic, blanket love that applies to all of His people — and in a sense, I think this is accurate. But I also believe the Lord has a very specific love for each one of His children. A specific love that pertains to each individual that He created in a very specific, particular way.

It’s amazing when you really stop to think about it, isn’t it? Though He commands the winds and tells the proud waves where they should halt, He also knows the number of hairs on each of our heads.

Though He directs the snow and the hail when to fall and when to stop, He also knows your every thought before you know it yourself.

He is not a far off, distant God. He is near. He sent His Spirit to dwell within those who claim Him as their own.

He loves you, and He loves you with a very specific love. He created you for a specific purpose. And he has prepared a specific place for you for all eternity.

Hallelujah, what a Savior.






You’ve been given a very specific story for a very specific purpose.

Is it time for you to share it with others?

Learn more about the who, what, where, why, and when of sharing your story from this bundle:


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