Minimizing God’s Power?

box053The trend in our culture is to compartmentalize the various aspects of our lives. We tend to think of physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional activities as separate categories that all need to be cultivated in order to be a whole or healthy person. Perhaps without really intending to do so, we thereby place God in a “spiritual” box. When we do that, we (perhaps inadvertently) deny Him access to other parts of our lives. He is confined to His proper domain, we think. However, this way of “handling” the spiritual part of life, in fact, limits God. He is the One who has made us (fearfully and wonderfully, according to Psalm 139:14), and He longs to be a part of every thought and every emotion. He is our very life and breath. “In Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). Let us ask Him today for revelation of the fullness of His Presence and allow Him to give us His perspective on ourselves. His interest in and involvement with us will never cease to delight us. He longs for us to invite Him to maximize Himself in us rather than minimizing or limiting Him. He loves us passionately and boundlessly. “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, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen (Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV) Give God your permission to climb out of the box in which you have confined Him!

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