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Inability to Contain

2 Chronicles 6:18

But will God indeed live on earth with man? Even heaven, the highest heaven, cannot contain You, much less this temple I have built.

These are among the words Solomon prayed as he dedicated the temple he built to God. No temple on earth has been as glorious as Solomon’s temple, and we won’t see that kind of glory again until Jesus comes to rule and reign in His kingdom. Yet, Solomon realized the temple he had constructed could not contain God because He was greater than anything man could build.

Indeed, God is greater than anything we can build with our hands or even dream in our minds. If we could contain Him, I promise you we would try. To contain Him, however, would limit His power to the area holding Him. God reaches far beyond our physical and mental boundaries to include what we cannot comprehend. Instead of trying to contain God, we would do much better to allow Him to consume us. When we are totally His, His glory shines through us.

God dwells within every one of His children through the power of the Holy Spirit. He fills us to overflowing as we surrender ourselves to Him. To have more of God is to give Him more of ourselves. When He has all of us, we have all of Him working in every corner, nook, and cranny of our being to bring about His purpose in the earth.

Whatever you have built for God can never contain Him. God is much bigger than your little world, and He moves and blesses others outside it. We limit God by our own small mind sets and often miss great things He is doing simply because we expect Him to act within our preconceived framework. Allow Him to consume your being, and find you cannot hold all of God. He can, however, hold all of you and do great wonders through you.

Have a blessed day!

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