When we put God in a box, we limit what He can do. The Jewish people put the Saviour in a box, so when Jesus came, many didn’t recognize Him as the Messiah, the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. Yet there were those whose faith wasn’t about the rules and laws, but about the heart of God, and they recognized Jesus.
Rules and laws are there for a reason. They are there to bring order into our relationship with God and others. They have a purpose, but they are not THE purpose. Love is the purpose.
When we take God out of the box of rules and laws, suddenly we see His heart and experience His love. We see God moving in our life and in the lives of those we pray for. We recognize Jesus in those around us and we recognize the Holy Spirit working in the world around us. We see the beauty and experience the joy.
Suddenly it’s like Christmas every day! We can expect to see and experience something wonderful every day because God is here! He is here for me and He is here for you.
So go ahead…take God out of the box and prepare yourself to be wowed!