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Bigger than Any Box

‘We have a very big God. He is bigger than anything in our past, anything in the future, and bigger than any box.’
-Bob & Emilie Barnes


My wife and I read this in our devotions book the other night. It was a great reminder.

I don’t know about you, but I have put God in a box so many times in my life. Long ago and in recent times, too. It can be just about anything.

‘Oh, I doubt that this will ever happen.’

‘There’s no way that could change or improve.’

‘What’s the point of doing x, y, z…’

You get the point. We all do it. But if you think about it for a minute, there’s no reason to!

After all, we have  a very big God and it doesn’t take me more than a few seconds (when I do stop to think about it) to realize all the things He has done for me and is doing for me in my life right now. Yet there I am, still putting Him in a box at times, limiting my thoughts to…well…my thoughts.

That’s the key part, right there. He has bigger thoughts, bigger ways, bigger plans than anything we can dream up – and certainly bigger than anything we think can’t happen.

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

So, what about you? Are you putting God in a box in your life? Try tossing the box out and just letting Him do what He does. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the end result. 🙂

Have a great day.