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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

November 1, 2017

It's sometimes called the "God-in-a-box" syndrome. It's a human tendency to try and resize our Creator into a package of our choosing.

"David found favor in God's sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob. But it was Solomon who built a house for Him. However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands; as the prophet says: 'Heaven is My throne, And earth is the footstool of My feet; What kind of house will you build for Me?' says the Lord,
'Or what place is there for My repose? 'Was it not My hand which made all these things?' " (Acts 7.46-50)

A place designed for an encounter with our Father isn't necessarily a bad thing. God initiated this very thing when He gave detailed instructions for the tabernacle. But, when a time and place for such an encounter becomes all-inclusive in our thinking, our perspective on God becomes seriously jaded. We've confined Him to a box. Our view of God becomes much too small and limited.

Many of us have had special encounters with God in worship in a church building. For that we are greatly thankful. But, such encounters are merely touchstones; the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Know that He is infinitely greater than we imagine.

Modern technology, which allows us to peer far deeper into the universe than ever before, reveals that the universe is far greater than we previously imagined. Such knowledge reminds us that its Creator - and ours - is infinitely greater as well. May we "ponder anew," as a hymn admonishes, how great and marvelous our God is. The greater we see Him, the greater the possibilities through Him.


┬ęSteve Taylor, 2017

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