Do you have a tendency to compartmentalize your life? Family, work, health, friends, finances, social activities… Things have to be kept in their own little box, not touching or interfering. Like vegetables on a dinner plate, don’t let them blend.
So people do that with the Lord. It’s ok for Him to have their Sunday and even occasionally, when times are tough to be brought in to areas of career or life’s passions but they aren’t ready to allow Him to permeate each area.
I found an interesting assessment of the Lord this morning in I Kings. Benhadad, had attacked the King Ahab of Samaria. The Israelites had gone to aid in the fight. King Benhadad was defeated and look what he was told.
” King Ben-Hadad’s officers said to him, “The gods of Israel are mountain gods. We fought in a mountain area, so the Israelites won. If we fight them on level ground, we will win.”
I Kings 20:23 ERV
God won’t be limited. He won’t be kept in a box. This was the Lord’s reply to their limiting of his involvement.
“28 A man of God came to the king of Israel with this message: “The Lord said, ‘The people of Aram said that I, the Lord, am a god of the mountains and not a god of the valleys. So I will let you defeat this great army. Then all of you will know that I am the Lord, wherever you are!’” I Kings 20:28
The same holds true in our lives. God wants to be involved in every aspect. He has the knowledge, the plan and the power to bring us through in victory.
So my question today is this, where have you limited God? Isn’t it time to let Him have it all? Let the Lord show you “Then all of you will know that I am the Lord, wherever you are!’”