Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Box Or Our Hearts

I know everyone talks about putting God in a box, but I want to throw in my two cents on the matter. I remember my reaction the first time I heard this statement, it didn't really make sense to me. I guess this is one of those things I view as black and white; either God is apart of your life, or he isn't. If He isn't then going to church on Sunday and ignoring His existence the rest of the week won't really make you a follower of Christ.

In the same way going to church, bible study, and doing volunteer work throughout the week doesn't make you a "Christian" either. So what does? The all famous phrase "Christianity isn't a religion its a __________." I'll let you think about that one for a second... Alright, if you answered anything other then "relationship" please leave a comment with what you put, I'll get with you later. (In fact, I wish people would leave comments on my posts period.) You need to have Jesus in your heart.

Any good relationship is a two way street. You wouldn't spend time with your spouse, children, siblings, or good friends on the weekend then forget they exist on Monday morning, would you? Why not? The same is true for God, He is our Heavenly Father and we should remember Him in all our actions throughout the week; keeping Him in our hearts. As we do this our relationship with the Creator will grow deeper and fonder.

So where do you keep Him the most? In a box? Or in your heart?


  1. Ask for a comment and this is what you get... While I have used the God in a box phrase myself, I think it is interesting to consider other views. I'm not sure we always lock God away completely. Maybe it's more like we keep Him in our purse/wallet. He's there for us to pull out and use at our discretion or "in emergencies." On another note I would have filled in the blank with "way of life" but perhaps we mean the same thing...:) -MW

  2. God the emergency kit, very true! Way of life and relationship.. I think we are saying something similar, but not exactly the same thing; both are true statements, they just fall in different context I think, or maybe lead to a slightly different train of thought. Thanks for the comment!