MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2012COMPARTMENTALIZING GOD
Have you compartmentalized God? We often limit God to a particular worship style, in a specific building, during one hour, on a certain day of the week, or even a quiet time, a Bible study, or a small group. Then we take control of the other 167 hours of the week. Mankind has been doing this since the first sin. However, the spiritual was not fashioned for religion, but for relationships. God created a different design for His people, one that allowed the Holy Spirit to saturate all of our hearts all 168 hours a week:
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates" (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
Today, memorize these verses and recite them twice a day, the pattern of its original audience, a pattern that was maintained for millennia. God will release the Holy Spirit in your spiritual life, as you give Him every moment that encapsulates every act as a spiritual one.