God in a Box
January 9, 2009
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything
too difficult for me?” – Jeremiah 32:27
Have you put God in a box? Set limits around him? Made assumptions
as to what he would or would not do … or about what he could
or could not do?
Most of us put God in a box occasionally. Perhaps even regularly.
We don’t believe he can do great, powerful, or miraculous
things, so we don’t bother praying for them … then
we feel perfectly justified in our belief when nothing happens.
We need to examine our beliefs about God and get them in line
with what Scripture says about him: He is the LORD, the God of
all flesh. He is the all-powerful, almighty, and sovereign King.
Nothing is outside of his control. Nothing is too difficult for
When we believe the truth about God, it will transform our prayers.
Will we always get huge, miraculous answers to our prayers? By
no means. God is sovereign, and that means he chooses how to answer
The point is not believing that God will do a
certain thing that
we ask: that is too narrow a focus. Instead, it is about believing
that God is capable of doing all things, and that he will always
act for our good and to his glory.
That is where miracles begin.
- Have you ever stopped praying
for something (or perhaps never even started) because you thought
it was “too difficult” for
God? If so, is God calling you to begin praying about it again?
- What challenges are you facing right now in your life?
Are you praying about those challenges in faith, believing that
God is able to work powerfully in and through them?
- What difficult situations are going on in the lives of
your family and friends?
- Spend time in prayer for yourself and others about these
challenges and difficulties. Pray that God would increase your
faith, and show you how to pray effectively.