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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Music Devotion Day 5: King of the World//Natalie Grant

King of the World//Natalie Grant

I tried to fit you in the walls inside my mind
I try to keep you safely in between the lines
I try to put you in the box that I've designed
I try to pull you down so we are eye to eye

I feel like these words were written straight from my heart. I so often try to fit God into the box in my mind. There is a time when this was a message God really wanted me to hear.

In college I was doing a book study at a local church with other college students. We were reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I worked at Camp Horizon at the time, and I had spent the whole day at camp working on the monthly newsletter. I had about an hour before our group met and I decided I should probably do the homework. So I went out to Inspiration Point to read chapter one of this book. The first chapter talked a lot about how big God is, and used nature to describe it. Chan wrote about how God created not only every tree, but every single leaf, and each one is unique. I looked up and was in awe because I was surrounded by nature and God’s beautiful works of art. At that point I noticed a small rain storm was rolling in on the horizon, and got back to reading trying to finish the chapter before the rain hit.

The next part talked about when we try to fit God into our own expectations and desires it is like trying to fit the ocean into a soda can. Not only is it impossible, but it’s incredibly silly. At this point I looked up again and realized it was raining…..everywhere but on me. The entire deck I was sitting on was soaked but the part that my body occupied. I could barely believe it in that moment, and it took awhile for it to sink in. But in my mind I can now hear God saying, “you still don’t get it, I’m bigger than you can even imagine, I can even control the rain, see! Stop making me small.”

When did I forget that you've always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world
How could I make you so small
When you're the one who holds it all
When did I forget that you've always been the king of the world?

God showed me in a way only He could, that He is the King of the World, and yet I still find myself trying to make Him small. He can’t do this or take care of that, and I make myself greater than Him in my mind and try to control the situations that  life throws my way. This is completely foolish and I know it, and yet my controlling mind wants to hold on with a tight grip, and the whole time God is standing there just waiting for me to let go and give it to Him. Nothing is too great for God (Jeremiah 32:27).

We serve the King of the World. He is great enough to handle the Universe and create all that is within it, He can handle whatever it is we are dealing with right now. It is time to stop trying to put God into the box that makes sense in our minds and let Him have our hearts fully and be the powerful force He really.

Ohhhh, you set it all in motion
Every single moment
You brought it all to me
And you're holding on to me

We are nothing in comparison to God, and yet He has chosen us to love. It is time that we let Him!

Jeremiah 32:27 “See, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?”



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