Feel Boxed In?
Glove Box / Shoe Box
When you buy a new car in the glove box is the owner’s manual for that car. Do you take time to read the owner’s manual before you drive the car? Few people do, some people have never taken the owner’s manual out of the glove box.
I recently bought a new pair of shoes that came in a brown cardboard box and I kept the box as a reminder that too often we put the wrong things in a box. Most of us have boxes of things, maybe from our past, or maybe just put away for storage until we need those items. Winter coats for example, are stored in the summer until needed in late fall or maybe an old railroad train set, or some special dolls. Then we dig through the boxes or the closet until we find what we need.
I many times have found myself in situations where I am alone and without the freedom to do the things I used to do quite easily; I’m sort of in a box personal life wise and I find it very uncomfortable and even painful at times.
Not having the freedom to do what I use to do is hard I admit, but I’m better off than millions of people in the world. I have a roof over my head; I’m warm, dry, well fed, and I sleep in my own bed at night. I am blessed because I am not one of the people who are wheelchair or bed bound, or even worse requires 24 hour care.
YES, I am blessed in more ways than I can count. I am able live alone, care for myself and with some inconvenience to others, who are kind enough to drive me around and carry things for me; I can go to church, shopping, doctors, and some other activities.
The shoe box is empty today and open to remind me to be very careful what I put in a box or a closet to search through later to find something I need when what I really need is closer than anyone can realize, just by looking at me.
When you bought that new car or truck you proabily looked in the glove box and there it was the owner’s manual for that car or truck.Well GOD’S word, the Holy Bible is mans owner’s manual on how we should live. The Bible is a second thought rather than a priority for a lot of people and I am guilty of that, I think most of us have been guilty of that at sometime or another without even realizing it.
We put GOD on a shelf or in a box until we are in trouble and need him. Our box limits what GOD can do in our personal life, it’s like never opening the owners’ manual of that new car, you never realize all the wonderful things the designer and builder have had built into that new car.
So it is with man today the Holy Bible is GOD’S inspired word on how we should live. The owners’ manual that shows all the wonderful things GOD has planned for our lives, like good health, prosperity and blessings beyond our fondest dreams. 1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him“.
FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT.
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1 John 1:1&3 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (3) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Let us make man
Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
YOU are the person GOD the FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT made you to be. HE is the architect, designer, engineer and builder of who you are, in HIS own image!
Proverbs 29:18 says, Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. The vision comes from knowing GOD and that comes from reading the owner’s manual he wrote for you as a guide, and a roadmap through this life to Eternal Life, in Jesus Christ.
You have mail
One of today’s favorite sayings is “you have mail” and if you have a computer at home or work I’m sure you check your e-mail several times a day it’s probably junk mail in many cases, but you still answer the call “you have mail”. Well “YOU HAVE MAIL” and it found in GOD’S Word. the Holy Bible.
When was the last time you read your Bible?
You remember, it’s the owner’s manual for your life as your Heavenly FATHER has planned it for you. The Bible is full of blessings, faith, hope, love, and forgiveness all for you.
The call of GOD
1 Samuel 3:1-10 says GOD called Samuel 4 separate times and the 4th time the Bible says, the Lord came and stood where Samuel was sleeping, before Samual answered the Call. 1 Samuel 3:10″ And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at (3) other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, ‘Speak; for your servant hears‘”.GOD IS PERSISTENT!!
1 John 5:11-15 says And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in him that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
The word of our God shall stand for ever
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
My words shall not pass away
In Mark 13:31 it is written (Jesus teaching) Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Get out of that box your in, read the Bible it is your owner’s manual that is good forever, written by your architect, designer, engineer and builder who is GOD.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
“You have mail”. Where’s your Bible??
GOD Loves You! Right now!! Just the way you are!!
You are always welcome here!
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