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Little Boxes

  • 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 22:27'31 WEB.

    Life is full of boxes that limit our view. We each have a little box we live in, and we cannot see past the walls. When we are born, our days are often spent in a crib. We grow bigger and eventually have a playpen, then an entire bedroom. Before long, we are crawling around the house and later out into the yard. We start school, and our world expands. We eventually get our driver's license and drive around town, thinking we have finally arrived. But even then, our knowledge stops at the edge of town.

    This is normal for kids. Our understanding of the world is comprised of what we have seen and experienced in life so far. We are always thinking we have arrived and 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 continually growing, learning, and expanding. Even the universe continues to expand by the second. As we mature, we tend to set limits. We 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 excessively prideful to believe we know everything about God, that He can do nothing new without us knowing it. The Bible was given to us as an anchor, a guideline, a measuring stick. God will never contradict His Word, but He will freely expand and correct our understanding of it.

    Donkeys didn't talk until one did. People didn't walk on water until some did. Dead people didn't come back to life until some did. Understand that just because you have never seen it does mean that God will not do it. His box is much larger than ours.

    Also, don't think God is antiquated, for He is the living God on the cutting edge. He can bring fresh insight and wisdom into anything you are facing today. He has helped me repair computer networks so many times when I would stop and ask Him. At times in your life, the Lord may do something completely new and unexpected. So leave room for God to be God.

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

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Deuteronomy 6:5 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." ~ Our next fun theme is 'If you LOVE it take a picture of it' and is open wide for creative interpretation! We encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect just a few of my favorite captures from our vacation. I tried not to bombard you with too too many it was hard to choose favorites. Haha!! Have a fabulous week y'all and keep on loving the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, Strength. God Bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name I ask, Amen.

Oct 27
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father my Faith is in You only

Oct 27
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father thank you. Teach me to listen to Your voice only. Amen

Oct 27
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Judith B
Judith B

Amen

Oct 27
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father i want wisdom and understanding of your word and greatness.  Help me to see clear and see things your way. In Jesus Name I ask,  Amen

Oct 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings. Amen 

Oct 27
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 27
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Oct 27
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Tina Campbell
Tina Campbell

Praise the Lord today's Little Boxes reading it really helped me with what I'm going through thank you AMEN AMEN AMEN

Oct 27
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen yes yes yes I want to see the world through your eyes Jesus and be a part of it

Oct 27
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Letting God be GOD! A most excellent challenge for today, Pastor Dion. Lord, Please give me a clear vision and let me see the world through Your eyes. Thank you. AMEN

Oct 27
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 27
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Oct 27
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to give me a clear vision of what is best for me, need Your presence in everything I want to do,please I want You to lead me .In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

 

Oct 27
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Oct 27
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

Oct 27
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, keep me aligned  with you Lord!

Oct 27
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 28