Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, Inc.
|Posted on August 19, 2014 at 6:15 PM|
Thinking Outside The Box
As human beings God created each of us with an individual mind, we are capable of thinking, making judgments as well as decisions on our own. When we are surrounded by influences whether they be people, things or habits, depending on the negative or positive influence, decisions and judgments are made.
Prime example I have been blessed by God to have a job, the lord commanded that I give one tenth of my earning to the storehouse (church) Malachi 3:10, the 90% I will let you keep. Our thought is the lord knows I have a car payment, rent, phone, and all these bills, if I give the church my 10% the purpose of working is pointless. When we think in the box our mind is controlled by the negative influence which is our flesh, and we all know the SPIRIT is willing but the FLESH is weak.
Let’s look at Psalm 139 beginning at verse 1-2 David said (O lord thou hast searched me, and thou knows my down sitting mine uprising, thou understands my thought afar off).
What a statement David opens the Psalm with a number of great things.
1. Lord thou have searched me, which means you have examined, and, x-rayed me.
2. You already know my down sitting (faults) and my uprising(good deeds)
3. You are acquainted with all my ways (he knows our inward thoughts, motives, desires, and fears as well as our outward habits and actions.
David was very wise by the way he approached God, he knew God already knew all about him even his thoughts a far off, the omnipresence and omniscience of God gives him the power to influence us at any time.
Thinking outside of the box what does this really mean? Thinking means using your brain to control your body, sole and mind. Depending on your influence your brain will react to the desires you feed it. You’re in the box thoughts are natural they usually operate according the fleshly desires.
When you think outside the box your thoughts became SUPER NATURAL, because you are allowing God to control the brain he made, the thoughts, desires, and most of all your judgments and decisions. David said in verse 6 such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high I cannot attain unto it. Other words the stuff God got going on is deep, I can’t handle it.
When the spirit of God is in us we think outside the box, instead of saying I can’t do it, I will never be able to change things in my life. We see things we can’t see, the omnipresence of God super naturally rules in you; it allows you to see before and behind. Look at verse 5 David said thou hast beset me behind and before and laid thine hand upon me. (The lord guides me and gave me his blessings by the laying on of hands).
Saints you have to understand we are living beneath our privilege the lord has given us so many words of blessings it’s beyond the spirit of Ludacris. Deuteronomy 28:1-2 if you diligently harken to the word of the lord all these blessings will overtake you.
We have to start thinking outside the box you’re a super natural being. When God said let us make man in our own image he made us to not only look like him, but to think like him OUTSIDE THE BOX. Do you think when God spoke the world into existence he was trapped in a box? Look at the world system all the planets are in a straight roll feeding off of the other, the sun controls stuff by day and the moon run stuff at night. The mind of God is so far out the box we can’t attain it, you have the same mind set.
Sorry let me take a side bar, I know the let us make man in our image went over some of your heads. Let me help you real quick I know especially you three God believers have a problem with this but go with me to 1 John 5:7 said there are three that bear record in heaven the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost and these three are one . Isaiah said in the 45th chapter and verse 5, I am the lord and there is none else, there no God beside me. Ephesians 4:4-6 said there is one body and one spirit. Verse 5 one lord, verse 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all, and in you all, I hope I was able to help you.
Let’s get out of the box and really live like saints David said in Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made marvelous are thy works.
Now when you have an obligation to the lord such as tithes and offering think OUTSIDE THE BOX and watch the blessing of God overflow.
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