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God is limited in working where we have placed limits for Him

Posted on : 28-01-2010 | By : Edward | In : Uncategorized

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Come to think of it, “God is limited in working where we have placed limits for Him”. What do I mean by that? Simply put, there are areas that we sometimes knowingly or unknowingly place off limits for God. Areas where we refuse to even listen to what the bible says because we want to insist on our way. Like overspeeding on the highway and turning a blind eye to the fact that the Bible requires us to obey the law, or gossiping about friends and collegues, the list can amlost be endless because we each tend to have areas and issues where God’s opinion makes us uncomfotable and therefore we place limits for God. We shield that particular area or issue and are very uncomfortable when its exposed.

Before you wonder where I am coming from and what really I am addressing, I was faithfully reading through Mathew chapter 7 to 9 yesterday (We are doing a 3 months New Testament reading challenge at ICC Mombasa remember?) and chapter 8 verse 14 caught my attention. You and I know that mother in laws are to be respected and treated well, especially if you want peace and quiet in your family. I am sure Peter had a nice room for the mother in law and a nice bed but the Bible says Jesus went to visit Peter’s house. It does not seem to have been a planned visit and so no one really was expecting Him but we find that Jesus had the free access in Peter’s house to walk in and out and even to check around the house. Inside the house, Jesus gets to see Peter’s mother in law sick and in bed and He touched her and healed her of the fever. Nobody asked Him to heal her, the Lord saw her unwell and He worked a miracle for her.

I have been thinking about the above occurrence and it triggered me to ask myself, “does Jesus have free access to every part of my house and every area of my life?” or are there some places or rooms where I would be quick to refuse Him entry?

My prayer and hearts desire like the Psalmist in Psalm 139 verse 23 and 24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Let’s give the Lord free access to every area of our lives. We need break off some habits, break some relationships, switch of the television during some programs, change the way we talk to people and maybe even change our thoughts. When we give God limitless access, we will be plugging into His limitless power to work in our lives.

Are there some limited areas, issues and situations in you life you need to allow God into? I am removing all my limits because God cannot be limited.

Blessings

Comments (5)

am i too far ahead or ok?amin math 13 by this morning and hope to do 14 and 15 evening

Hi Maina, you are ok… I have not posted my thoughts for yesterday but I am reading 13 to 15 today….

Blessings

hey passy,pole but i would like to go back kidogo if ok.There`s a verse that`s disturbing me,i cant quite figure it out and i need help.Mathew chapter 7 verse13-14,that talks about narrow and wide gate.Thanx

Hi Pasi, I’m still struggling to understand Matthew 8:22, please share your thoughts on the verse

Francine,

The practice for the Jews was to bury somebody the same day they died. It does not appear as though that was the case. The disciple was simply asking if he could go home and stay there until his father who might have been aged passed away and then he could follow Christ. It is the same as our present day excuses of not serving God because…and we normally have a thousand excuses.

Jesus answer was to the excuse and not stopping the man from going to a funeral. We to should heed the instruction of Christ to not let the cares and concerns of life hinder or stop us from living out our faith and serving God’s purpose.

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