As My thoughts began along this line I began to wonder why have I found it necessary to place God in my box. the answers that began to run through my mind were...
If God can fit into a box He's surely not very powerful.I quickly realized that none of those answers were true - for God can NOT fit into a nice neat little package that can be controlled or figured out. And yet...
If God can fit into a box do I get the feeling that I can control him?
Maybe if He's in a box then I feel I have control over my life?
In a box maybe God could be easily understood, followed or obeyed?
Why do we so often try to make God conform into the image we want Him to be or the God we THINK He is?While reading the book The Shack by William Young I came across a scene where "God" is speaking to Mack (yes it's a fictional book)and he says "I am a verb. I am that I am. I will be who I will be. I am alive, dynamic, ever active and moving. I am a being verb." As I read that and thought about Ex 3:14 where God states "I AM that I AM" then says to Moses "tell them I AM has sent you."
Why do we place God into a box of rules, regulations and conforming to what we think He should be?
I AM a constant state of being.We know the right answers. And yet do we live our lives as such? We have erected barriers around God, seeking to constrain Him. The interesting thing I have seen is that whether or not we put God in a box this will in no way affect His character or His ability to act. The only thing it affects is my view of Him. I am the one who becomes imprisoned, not God. So it's not so much that I need to free God but I need to open up my mind to a great God who is the the GREAT I AM!
How can I AM fit into a box?
Can the Great I AM be controlled?
A God whose...
Bigger than anything I can imagine.
Love is wider and deeper than anything I can comprehend.
Grace is poured out in ways I do not understand.
Not limited by my finite mind.
"I am the one who becomes imprisoned, not God."ReplyDelete
So true, thanks for your insightfulness and guidance.
The Park Wife
isn't the shack a wonderful book!? i loved it and have passed it out to several people. i wish everyone would read this book.ReplyDelete
So true! I don't understand why I do that either! I love the quote from the book! I am a verb! God is action isn't he!ReplyDelete