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GodBox: Part 2
The bible says that David was a man after God’s heart. Ever thought about what that really means?
I think it is referring to the second step in the GodBox. The first was Standing firm on the promises God has given us for who we are.
The second is Standing firm on the promises of who He is.
David knew His God was bigger than he was. A lot of times we are very good at pretending how big he is but never really putting our faith in that. We are made in Christs image. Like I said in the part one, we love to make him into our image, but he is far bigger. For ever promise He has given to us about us He is even greater.
The potter shapes and molds us and we really learn how beautiful we are. We can’t know how great he is without looking up at the face of Jesus and seeking his heart. A man after God’s own heart is a man who is looking to be God’s instrument. It’s a person who seeks to be just and merciful in the sight of the Lord. It’s a person who is claiming the greatness of the Lord
Proverbs 18:10 – God‘s name is a place of protection, good people can run there and be safe.
Isn’t that verse awesome. We can truly see through it how great our God is. He is our strong tower. He is our refuge. In Him there is no condemnation.
Claim the name of the Lord. Seek the heart of our God. We are his workmanship
When we see the power of His name and have faith in how great he is we are peeking into the GodBox.
How big is your God?
Paul Baloche – Your Name
Adonai-Jehovah — The Lord our Sovereign
El-Elyon — The Lord Most High
El-Olam — The Everlasting God
El-Shaddai — The God Who is Sufficient for the Needs of His People
Jehovah-Elohim — The Eternal Creator
Jehovah-Jireh — The Lord our Provider
Jehovah-Nissi — The Lord our Banner
Jehovah-Ropheka — The Lord our Healer
Jehovah-Shalom — The Lord our Peace
Jehovah-Tsidkenu — The Lord our Righteousness
Jehovah-Mekaddishkem — The Lord our Sanctifier
Jehovah-Sabaoth — The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah-Shammah — The Lord is Present
Jehovah-Rohi — The Lord our Shepherd
Jehovah-Hoseenu — The Lord our Maker
Jehovah-Eloheenu — The Lord our God
GodBox: Part 1
My God is bigger than your god
There is a classic song out that we all know that has the lyrics – “God is bigger than the air I breathe…” What a great line. It’s poetic and beautiful. How great would it be if we believed that. The bible is my foundation and I know that everything in it is the breathe of God. The odd thing is I am not to good at standing on the truths as much as I am at professing the truths.
Go through your day and look at what your doing. It is very monotonous at best. We all have our ritualistic lifestyle and find ourselves in a situation where hours flow by in a blur. I think God is calling us to something bigger, something grand, something with purpose.
I was asked the question by my mens group this week “who in movies do you think you are most like and are afraid you are”
George Jetson. George was an odd man. He went through the same routine every morning and every evening. In between he had a job where he pushes a button when he comes in…does nothing the rest of the day and pushes it again when he leaves. This is a life with no substance..no purpose. He allows his surroundings and daily “rituals” to influence who he has become.
We need to make sure we don’t become that. We need to make sure that we don’t find our identity in worldly things. but that we find our identity in Christ alone. He gives us our purpose and direction.
I’ve always said I do not want to be influenced. I want to be an influencer.
This is a discussion on taking God out of that neat box we have stuffed him into. Everyone of us, no matter how “holy” we are, are guilty of molding Him into our image.
God wants us to stand on the word that he is God and we aren’t. The first step in the GodBox is opening the lid to the box. That part is claiming who we are in Christ and standing on His word. This is the first step to taking God out of the box and seeing big things from Him
Matt 5:13 I am the salt of the earth
Matt 5:14 I am the light of the world
John 1:12 I am a child of God (an adopted orphan)
John 15:1,5 I am a part of the vine
John 15:15 I am Christ’s friend
John 15:16 I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit
Acts 1:8 I am a personal witness of Christ for Christ
Rom 6:18 I am a slave of righteousness
Rom 8:14,15 I am a son of God (Abba Father)
Rom 8:17 I am a joint heir with Christ
1 Cor 3:16;6:19 I am a temple of God. His Spirit dwells in me
1 Cor 6:17 I am joined to the Lord and am one spirit with him
1Cor 12:27 I am a part of Christ’s body
2 Cor 5:17 I am a new creation
2 Cor 5:18,19 I am reconciled to God and am a minster of reconciliation
Eph 1:1 I am a saint
Eph 2:10 I am God’s workmanship created to great works in Christ
Eph 4:24 I am righteous and holy
Phil 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven
Col 3:3 I am hidden with Christ in God
Col 3:4 I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life
Col 3:12 I am chosen of God and loved
1 Thes 5:5 I am a son of light and not darkness
Heb 3:1 I am a partaker of a heavenly calling
Heb 3:14 I am a partaker of Christ
1 Pet 2:5 I am a chosen race, a royal priesthood, holy nation, a people for God to proclaim The greatness of Him
1Peter 2:11 I am a stranger to this temporary world
1 Pet 5:8 I am an enemy of the Devil
1 John 5:18 I am born of God and the Devil can’t touch me
Psalm 23 & 100 I am a sheep of His pasture and he supplies all my needs
Have you claimed those lately?
Are you really living out his promises in even the simple things?
Want to see God do big things?