Apr 14, 2014

Got God in a Box?

Today's Reading: Matthew 27:32-50
Find the Reading Plan here.

I'll get straight to the point. This week is HUGE in our Christian faith. HUGE.

The foundation of our faith lies on the events that took place this week over 2000  years ago.

I've included a Vlog in this post explaining to you a little about the significance of this Easter week. If you have a minute or two, take a listen. :)



As I ponder the events leading to Jesus' death on the cross this upcoming Friday, I just cannot help but to think of the power of the cross. The resurrection of our Lord and Savior three days after our death.

There are no words, even for a writer. Just emotions. Tears, and lots of emotions.

Our Memory verse expresses the Power of Jesus. The Great and Wonderful mystery of His Power at work within us.

Monday Memory Verse:

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us" Ephesians 3:20

Last week, as I prayed some very bold prayers to the Lord, this verse filled my heart over and over. So much so that I even wrote it on my bathroom mirror in big, bold, blue letters.

I think we tend to forget the power of God. We forget that He shatters what we can even think or imagine.

We box Him into this little box that we can "relate" to or understand in our human thinking.

This is where we are wrong.

God is bigger than that box. God is bigger than this world. God is bigger than our little minds have the capacity to even understand.

We forget that He can do anything. Anything. So, we often do not ask. We often just ask Him for things that make sense or things that are logical.

I challenge us to go beyond the logical. To go beyond what makes sense to us.

I challenge us to pray BIG BOLD POWERFUL prayers of faith!

What do we have to lose? Not one thing. Oh, but what do we have to gain?

Everything.

The Lord loves when we call on Him to do big things. He loves when we express our trust and belief in Him in this way. It has taken me a long time to understand this.

What is it that you need God to do "immeasurably more" in your precious life?

Will you just ask Him? Will you just spill your heart to Him?

If you have boxed God into this little space that makes sense, break open that box and let His Power flow freely! Ask Him to do "immeasurably more" and trust Him to do it.

It doesn't make us crazy or fanatical, it just makes us faithful in His Promises. He's not a genie that we "wish" upon, but He is our Rock that we stand upon. We stand on His Promises. Even when they don't make sense at the time or line up the way we envisioned. You can know that His will is far greater than our expectations. Every single time.

If we serve a God that raises the dead to life, don't you think He is capable of working out some details in your sweet life? Don't you think He can do immeasurably more than you ever dreamed?

Trust Him, girls.

Take Him out of the box, and let Him have free reign in your life.

Be prepared to be in awe.


immeasurably more in love with Him,


jill