It seems like years since I've been out of the "Church Box!" You know what that is, right? In case you don't, please let me explain what the phrase, "the church box," means to me. Now that's the key phrase, "To me," cause it may not mean the same to you.
A church box is something so boring, so nothing that it hardly takes us back to services week after week. The church box is so small, that it has no room for expansion. It produces little thinking, dwarfed Christians, and absolutely zero in the emotional realm. Because the "Church Box" is so confining, there is no room for relationships that actually mean something. Everyone in the "church box" is so miserable, that they want to make sure that everyone else around them stays in the same "miserable box" with them. You recognize "church box" people by No Joy, no Peace, no Nothing, just sour plastered faces that appear as if the life was sucked right out of them.
Today, I met with some other people who are tired of living in "the box." It was so absolutely refreshing to laugh so much, and be excited about living "out among the people," which is where Jesus spent over 90% of His time walking the earth. Joy began to bubble up inside of me. Real contentment like a warm blanket began to spread throughout my physical body. This was exciting! This was what my heart has been longing for. Not perfect people, but people who know how to "Forgive and "Forget" the past, hurts, and disappointments from others. A people called by our Father.
My heart was so humbled to know that when we decide to "get out of the Box," which is what we call the Religious Church, then God will work in our lives and in the lives of other people to accomplish His work in the earth.
"Thank you Heavenly Father for opening up my eyes to see beyond the limitation of THE BOX. When I am in your house, and with your people, Lord, the boundaries are no longer going to be there to limit me and keep me small. I refuse to just GO to Church. Help me Father, BE the CHURCH. Grow, bigger in me Father so that your will and your work will be accomplished."
Now What About You and What Kind of Box is Holding You Back From Becoming Who You Really Are in Christ!