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About-Him.Com Devotional 05-25-2013
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God Refuses to Get Into My Box

I just don't understand it. I've been working most of my life constructing a beautiful box for God to dwell in. With my box being constantly in my possession, anytime I needed God all I had to do was undo the latch and let Him out. When I thought I could handle things by myself, I could just put Him back in His box for safe keeping until I needed Him again.  

I made my box of beautiful carved and polished wood with costly gold handles. The inside has a fine silk lining and a fine fluffy pillow.  Come to think about it, I didn't made a home for God, I made a casket. No wonder He refuses the gift of my beautiful box.  

Hopefully we haven't been as bad as I described above, but the fact remains that God is a whole lot bigger than we can comprehend. We all have a ways to go. It's like the old story of the Ten Blind Men of Hindustan trying to describe an elephant. One grabbed the tail, another the trunk and yet another a leg, each thinking that they could adequently describe an elephant.  

The apostle Paul lays it out very plainly.  

1Corinthians 8: 2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.  

But the next verse offers us assurance that if we do indeed love god, God knows us.  

1Corinthians 8: 3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.  

The prophet Isaiah had a life changing encounter.  

The prophet Isaiah was probably like a lot of us. He was from a priestly family who functioned in the court of King Uzziah. Certainly he had some knowledge of God. He probably had his doctrine and systematic theology all down pat.  And then something unexpected happened, he had a vision of the Lord in His heavenly temple (Isaiah 6:1-8). The Lord was high and lifted up with His train filling the temple so that there was room for nothing else. The seraphims cried, "Holy, Holy, Holy," with such force that the posts of the temple shook.  

This encounter that Isaiah had with the King, the LORD of hosts, caused him to realize that he was undone and unclean. After a seraphim touched the lips of Isaiah with a coal of fire from the altar, nothing of his past mattered, and nothing would ever be the same again. King Uzziah was dead and no doubt there was anxiety over the future of the kingdom. It didn't matter to Isaiah anymore. From that point forward  he would be consumed with a passion for spreading the message of the kingdom of God.  

Isaiah 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  

This same God who revealed Himself to the prophet Isaiah desires to reveal Himself in greater measure to each of us. He does live in indescribable splendor and yet He desires to live with us and to revive our hearts, if we demonstrate a humble and contrite spirit  (Isaiah 57:15). Heaven is His throne and earth is His footstool (Isaiah 66:1). I Timothy 6:13-16 describes God as  the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of   lords,  who alone has immortality.  

We haven't seen him and we can't approach Him. So how do we solve that problem?    Not to worry God solved it for us.  

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].  

Galatians 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  

Remember when Phillip said, "Lord show us the Father" (John 14:9-11). Or in other words show us this indescribable glory that Isaiah, Moses and Ezekiel had a glimmer of.  Jesus simply replied He that has seen me has seen the Father. In other words, all that I would learn of God must come through Jesus. His words and His life example open up an unfathomable depths to the nature and heart of God and we've only begun to scratch the surface.  

I'm not happy with my present knowledge of God and desire to comprehend Him in greater measure. I'm sure this is your desire also. I desire to know him in a greater measure that I might have a fresh anointing,with fresh fire and a fresh wind of His Spirit.   
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