Do you have God in a box?
It’s an odd question…an old question.
Usually, we say we believe the Creator of the Universe is too big to be limited. We use theological words like omnipresent, omniscient, omni-something-or-other.
But we don’t live what we believe.
Sometimes we act like our problem is too big for God to handle…or too small for him to care. Or at times, we’d rather do things our way, because he’s too slow. Funny…he never seems to be in half the the hurry I am.
We hold back from letting him help because we don’t want him to “mess things up”. All that means is we only want our way, but don’t look at the mess we’ve made.
We take him out when it’s convenient, when it makes us look good, when no one will be offended.
What if God put us in little boxes and only took us out when it was convenient?
Here’s a couple verses that can help us with this box problem:
5 Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
6 In ALL your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
If we will do this…he will do that.
So either we climb into that God box with our ALL, or we let him out so he has freedom to fill and lead us wherever we are.
PRAYER: God, sorry about the box thing. This world we live in is so conveniently compartmentalized. It’s how we try to maintain control. Help us to do that hard work of trusting you with our ALL so you can lead us into your best. Amen.