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A Box for God

Updated on February 24, 2013
Stay right there, God.  Don't invade my life.
Stay right there, God. Don't invade my life.
God, give me everything I want.
God, give me everything I want.

In this beautiful box is where I keep God.

It is on a high shelf way back in the closet under some boxes and piles of clothes.

I do not open the box very often.

There is not anything in the box that is valuable to me most of the time.

Mostly, I forget this box with God inside is even there.

I am afraid to touch this box.

I am scared it will break.

Maybe if I touch this box, it will no longer be useful or valuable to anyone else.

The God in this box might disappear if I use it.

My God in a box is just fine up on the highest shelf, hard to reach.

I take it out from time to time like when I need something, treating this box with God inside like a vending machine.

Sometimes I take it out when my life is a mess.

Other than that, I do not have anything to do with it.

This box for God is only a small part of my life.

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Teaches, thanks for reading. God is so much more fun when He is invited to be a part of every part of our lives.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Very profound statement! I used to keep God on a shelf and only took him down as needed or in emergencies. Now, he is a daily experience! Great share!

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Faith, He is a very BIG God and nothing can contain Him. He is the Creator of all. He does want us to trust Him with everything. Nothing in our lives is unimportant to Him. Thanks for reading. Bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, how very sad, as that is exactly how a lot of people deem God, so small and only call on Him during the bad times, when it is He is a very BIG God and is able to not only handle the little stuff but the major stuff as well. He does so desire to have that intimate personal relationship with Him each and every day. My God would never fit in that small box!

      Excellent poem and point well-taken!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for reading and commenting, JThomp. People today want God in just small doses when they want Him for what they want from Him. He is the Lord and cannot be compartmentalized. Blessings to you.

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      JThomp42 4 years ago

      Very interesting.