Out of the Box

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Act 5:1-2 – “Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.”

Think

We serve an all-powerful and all-knowing God, but Ananias and Sapphira thought they could fool Him. They tried to hide their selfishness, but God saw their hearts and their actions.

How often do we try to keep secrets from God because we think we know better? We hold on to the misconception that we are self-made and everything is ours. But He knows our hearts better than we do and what we attempt to hide.

So many times, we attempt to compartmentalize our lives. We assume that God doesn’t see some of our “boxes” because we try to contain Him in His box. But God doesn’t fit in any box!

To experience the full life God wants for us, we must allow God to be a part of every aspect of our lives. He knows what is best for us because He is the one who created us. Whether it be relationships, jobs, family, finances, or even activities, allow Him to be in the center.

What are you betting God doesn’t see? Is it a relationship? Perhaps a hurtful habit? Your finances? Whatever it is, He already knows. Admit you need His help and turn back to Him.

Don’t bet against God. Bring it all to Him and lay it down at his feet so you can experience the full life He has for you.

Act

Take an assessment of the different areas of your life. Are there areas you may be hiding or compartmentalizing? Let a trusted person in your life know, and ask them to help you be accountable as you bring these areas to God.

Pray

Lord, thank You for all You have given me. I know I may try to keep part of it away from You, but I realize that this only keeps me from the life You have for me. Help me to be courageous and bring all of my life to You. Amen!