God in a box
"Lord, as I read your word today, reveal what needs to be revealed and conceal what needs to be concealed."
Yes. That used to be my prayer. When I would sit down for my quiet time I would ask God to conceal His word from my heart. I thought there were things he didn't want to share with me.
I had God in a box.
It was a lovely box. If the box had been one that you could see and open, I imagine it was silver with a white satin bow wrapped around it. From the outside it looked like a beautiful gift. One wrapped with care and given with love. I really loved adding my own jewels to it so it looked even more beautiful to anyone who saw it.
There was just one problem with my beautiful gift, I would spend hours trying to pry it open with my fingers. I would shake the box, tap the box, and throw it against the wall. All the while the key was right there on the table next to the box. My fingers would get callused and my heart discouraged when the latch wouldn't budge. Finally, i would give up and put my beautiful box on a shelf and forget about it until I really needed it.
Then one day I was sitting with a group of girls holding my box in my lap, when one of the girls spoke this wisdom in front of me. Her words met my ears and fell on my heart.
God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, my Father, my creater, my provider, my protector, my constant companion, comforter, teacher, groom wishes for nothing to be with held from me.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will (Ephesians 1:3-5)
I repent of asking the Lord to conceal His word from me. I brake every agreement I made with spiritual darkness by speaking those words. I release wisdom and revelation and come into alliance with the Kingdom of God, in Jesus name. I desire for the Holy Spirit to unleash the Word of God on me. Overflow and overwhelm me with understanding. Hold nothing back.