Take God Out of the Box

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“I find that people often expect too much from people and too little from God.”

The words from author and speaker, Christine Caine, stung because I knew how true they were. Do we really believe God is capable of all he says he is?

While pondering her statement, I stood watching my three-year-old play in his sandbox. He poured the freshly laid sand into stencils and smiled with delight.

He wasn’t concerned about using too much or running out. To him, the supply was endless.

I, on the other hand, knew better. A couple of days ago we noticed the sand was depleted, so Daddy purchased a new bag and filled the box.

With each shovel-full my child dumped into the yard, I knew he was getting closer to the bottom.

Often, I believe we view the power of the Holy Spirit like the sand in that box. We think if we use too much of it, the supply will be depleted. Somehow we place limits on the limitless and set boundaries where there are none.

We would be better off if we stood on a beach and looked at the sand not just on the shore, but extending out into the depths of the ocean.

Will you continue reading with me? Today I’m honored to be sharing over at Faith 2 Shine. You can read the rest of my post here.


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*Linking up with Holley Gerth and Meredith Bernard today. Come join us and be inspired.


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