One of my friends is preparing to build a new house. No biggie, lots of people do that. But they had a house to sell first. It sold before they even put it on the market. It sold quickly. She’s been boxing and purging. Boxing up the important things they will have to put in storage while the new house is being built. And purging the things that just aren’t needed now or in the new home. This has required lots of boxes. And yet everything has gone so much faster than plans usually go.
You could say their whole plan has been out of the box. You can also be sure that God’s plans for your life will be out of the box. In fact He shares the truth with us all this morning: God doesn’t have a box. Neither can He be put in a box. So if your faith seems to need a box, just know – God’s not in it.
Oh beloved, this is a season of change! Wide open spaces in faith. Your life is at a place where you can completely loose yourself to the Lord and loose yourself into His calling. But you’ll have to leave the boxes behind. He alone gets to choose what you pack up and what you give away and what you take with you. And I can tell you, you will take very little with you into this new season.
God is calling you out of your safety boxes. It’s okay because Christ didn’t stay in a box either. He left heaven, traveled the roads of life, went to the cross. But the cross didn’t hold Him. He came alive again and so too you and I can walk in newness of life. Free of our boxes. Isn’t that wonderful? He is going to take you to places you could only dream of. He is setting you on the mountaintop of His freedom and blessing. His love is doing this for you. It’s time to allow the love of God to completely overtake you so that you know this Love intimately and truly. He wants to strengthen you in the Spirit and dress you in the Spiritual garments of praise, worship and warfare. Your tiny dream for God is going to become a huge feat for God as you live in love with Jesus and ask Him to baptize you with His love and fire!
The Only Living God loves you. Big stuff. Out of the box stuff. And He is for you. Bigger than big. He picked you and He’s raising you up to be the light of the world in your sphere of influence and beyond. Huge stuff. Rejoice and remove – rejoice in His wisdom, power, love and fearless living as you kick the boxes to the curb and live for His glory without walls!
Romans 8:11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
Matthew 5:14-15 You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
2 Corinthians 3:17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.