The box of God is nonexistence except for most of humanity! Most people have to have God in a box because they have to have a god they can understand and explain rather than The God that defies human logic, understanding and comprehension. This is where Faith comes in and produces Hope!
“Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” Exodus 3:13-14
When we hear anyone we hear through filters that we have in our minds – this is just a reality of being human. The challenge is God is Bigger – Much Bigger! We can always and we never will be able to fathom the thoughts of God – but we sure do try – and the try is religion!
Pick any denomination in Christianity and they will tell you that God thinks just like they do and IF you really want to know God you need to think like them. This process is also called group think BUT that it isn’t God Think! This is a vitally important and in fact crucial point to remember and focus on IF you really want to be Grace-Full!
- It allows me to focus on Loving All and judging none! I don’t know why a person is a certain way or going through what they are going through – I wasn’t called to know – Only called to Love! This cannot happen when I have a law or structured way in which a person must act in order to be acceptable.
- If I limit the way God can move in people and through people I will miss so many blessings in my life! God Is Love! What does Love look like? Look at the Bible and you will start to see that there are just about as many ways to see Love as there are people! Look at Jesus – The more I can accept Everyone like Jesus did, the Greater God can work in me and through me!
- If I go back under the law after realizing the Full Power of the cross there is no more hope for me! ALL my Hope, Peace, Rest, Faith and Joy come from The Finished work of Christ! This is the narrow way because so few actually get this. It is far more humanly comfortable to have God in a box and check the efforts on the outside of the box checklist than it ever will be to rest in what is “Finished!”
If you want to start removing the filters and screens between you and God, try looking into Grace. Not denominational grace that many espouse which says, “grace is for my group alone” but instead try these 7 simple questions at the link below: