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The Little Box

  • The donkey saw Yahweh's angel, and she lay down under Balaam. Balaam's anger burned, and he struck the donkey with his staff. Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, 'What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?' Balaam said to the donkey, 'Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you.' The donkey said to Balaam, 'Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long until today? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?' He said, 'No.' Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw Yahweh's angel standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. Numbers 22:27 WEB

    We all have a little box that we live in, one that we cannot see out of. When we are born we usually start out in a crib, we grow bigger and eventually have a play pen, then our entire bedroom. Before long we are crawling around the house, and later out into the yard. We start school and our world grows bigger. We eventually get our driver's license and drive around town thinking that we have arrived. Our knowledge stops at the edge of town.

    This is normal as kids. Our understanding of the world is made up of what we have seen in life so far, what we have experienced so far. We are always thinking that we have arrived and that we are at the top, even while in our crib, but then our understanding of the world grows. We don't know, what we don't know, until we learn it.

    We are constantly growing, learning, and expanding. Even the universe continues to expand by the second. As we mature, we tend to set limits, stop expanding, stop believing, stop growing. We become a static, unchangeable mass of Christian beliefs, a monument of religion. 'Thus said the Lord' instead of 'Thus saith the Lord.'

    It is hubris to believe that we know everything about God and that He can do nothing new without our permission. The Bible was given to us as an anchor, a guide line, a measuring stick, and God will never contradict His word, but He will freely expand and correct our understanding of it.

    Donkeys don't talk, until one did. People don't walk on water, until some did. Dead people don't come back to life, until some did. Understand that just because you have never seen it, does mean that God cannot do it. His box is bigger than ours. At times in your life, the Lord may do something completely unexpected, and you have to leave room for God to be God.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to always be on Your side. Let me see what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it, not against it. Give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

July 29, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen, I wonder why he wasn't scared that the donky started talking to him :)

July 29, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Haha, I know I would be startled, to say the least :D!

July 29, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen❤️

July 29, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to always be on Your side. Let me see what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it, not against it. Give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen thank you <3

July 29, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen. Let go and let God be God.

July 29, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

 

July 31, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Jesus

July 29, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen! Let God be God, sounds good to me

July 29, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Father GOD, let me see it the way you see it. Let me be in line with you Father. Let me grow in your understanding and knowledge. Let me be as you see me. Thank you Father GOD.

July 29, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 29, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Please let me always live my life for you Jesus .Lead me for your will .Thank you for you.I love you. Amen 

July 29, 2017
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen !

July 29, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, lead me and help me understand Your Word that I can follow Your will  on me. Amen.

July 29, 2017
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

AMEN, Pastor Dion. I believe I have read this before, but today it has a whole new meaning. I have read many Scriptures in the Bible during different seasons of my walk with GOD and it is so amazing how different the words can mean different expressions according to what I happen to be going through at that time. Ths for an awesome post, and may your day be blessed

Rebecca

July 29, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen.

July 29, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 29, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

July 29, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

just ask the Holy Spirit, and He will let us see the world through God's eyes!

July 29, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to always be on Your side. Let me see what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it, not against it. Give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen, <3

 

Father, let me see through your eyes what you want me to see with my eyes, In Jesus, name I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotione today. I am praying that your AC comes back on and praying that you and Sylvia can take a ride and keep cool then come home and the AC will come on. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

July 29, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thanku pastor Dion for another loving devotional I pray your AC just starts working better than it ever has before in Jesus name I pray and I am laying hands on my AC unit right now and praying the Lords prayer!  

July 29, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

So true! Everyday is new and here for us to learn by. I cannot say it any better than how this was written. The little box. So true for my life Thank you Pastor Dion and stay cool. It is totally understandable about our online church and the temperature. May God Bless and protect us all Rosie Sicilia 

July 29, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me to always be on Your side. Let me see what You are doing on this earth and be a part of it, not against it. Give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 30, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I had to look up the word "HUBRIS"  :D

July 30, 2017