Summary: I am perplexed by the fact that so many Christians always try to take God, who is bigger than anything or anyone, He is the Supreme Creator of all things, He is all knowing, all powerful and everywhere at all times, and they try to put Him in a box
Ask some of the kids to put the worship leaders chair in some small boxes. Boxes are behind the stage door. None of the boxes are big enough.
I am always perplexed by the fact that so many Christians always try to take God, who is bigger than anything or anyone, He is the Supreme Creator of all things, He is all knowing, all powerful and everywhere at all times, and they try to put Him in a box.
When we put God in a box we limit what God can do in us, for us, and through us.
This does not happen so much in places like South America, Africa, and Asia where people see God move in miraculous ways every day. But here in America. It happens far too often.
The church says that it believes God can save, heal, provide, restore, touch, strengthen and so many others things and yet when it comes down to the rubber meeting the road, when we really need to depend upon God, we tend to limit Him and put Him in a box.
When we put God in a box we restrict His work in our lives.
Remember, it is not that we do not believe that God can do it.
How many of you believe the Bible is true?
Can God heal?
Can God provide?
We believe it but at times we don’t thing that God will do it for me. He will do it for so and so but He won’t do it for me. That is putting God in a box.
Or we believe that God can do it but we get tired of waiting for His perfect timing.
Or we believe that God can do it but we put Him in a box by placing limits on Him by saying things like God I will do this if you do that.
And then when God doesn’t come through like we wanted Him to because we put Him in a box, we get mad, stomp our feet, throw a little temper tantrum and pout for a while.
We put God in a box by not going to Him first with our need whatever it may be.
We restrict Him when we take on an attitude of defeat.
We put Him in a box when we live like we cannot be healed.
We limit Him when we allow the enemy to steal our joy.
God cannot be limited in what He can do because the Word of God is clear, Jesus declared it in Mark 10:27 when He said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
So what is the problem? Have we not read it in His Word?
Some of us may have even seen God move miraculously in the past.
And yet today, so many put God in a box because even though they know better they fail to trust in the Lord 100%.
So many times it is easier for us to let others trust God for every detail of their life and have no trust for God in every detail of our life.
We need to trust God. This is truth is in the very center of the Word of God.
What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? Psalms 117
What is the longest chapter in the Bible? Psalms 119
There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118.
There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118.
In Psalm 118 we read, 5 I called on the LORD in distress;
The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.
6 The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 The LORD is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.