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Don’t choose the box

May 9th, 2017 by Maureen

God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. I Cor. 12:6

Does an infinite God with infinite resources and infinite creativity manifest the same thing the same way in every individual’s life? In considering the infinite nature of God it is reasonable to assume that even the “width, depth, breadth, height” of God’s love might only express the human limits of experience.  If we consider our own personal experiences and perceptions to be the only possible model for everyone else, it’s likely we are creating a rigid, static box that can only accommodate very limited views and experiences with God. Will He be there with us in the box? Absolutely. But why limit our experiences with God, our potential for growth, and our relationships with others by staying in the box?

Thank you Lord for all that You are in all the people and all the ways I have yet to encounter You.

How can we be in His house when we are His house?

June 26th, 2016 by Maureen

Lord made the heavens! Honor and majesty surround him; strength and joy fill his dwelling. I Chronicles 16:26b-27 Christ makes His home in our hearts. Eph. 3:17

That we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever yet God makes His home in our hearts right now is a spiritual paradox. We don’t fully understand how that works, and we don’t have to understand it to enjoy it. Our whole existence is permeated with the constant presence of the amazing and awesome God. The more aware we are of God dwelling in us and we in Him, the more frequently we experience moments of full joy and captivating wonder, astounding insight and breathtaking love.

Lord, thank you for making me part of all You inhabit.