OUT OF THE BOX

OUT OF THE BOX
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The "box" mentality has never worked well for me.
More of a loose and bouncing polka-dot "type," I'm an individual difficult to contain, confine, and define.
(My husband laughed heartily at these assertions and put in a request for the "framing" of these words declared by him to to be the most accurate words ever recorded of me.)
Hmmm ....
In any event, interestingly and curiously, I'm finding age to be a "bouncing enhancer," broadening my zeal for life, my love for people, and my quest for God.
What's the secret to this bounce?
I'm glad you asked ... because I'm ready to explode with the answer:
the biggest contributor to bounce and "freedom in Christ" is confession of sin.
The relieving and rejuvenating effects of it are so unbelievably life-changing and altering that I question whether there are words to properly "contain" it.
No wonder Satan works with such force and unrelenting fervor to silence confession.
No wonder he works so provokingly and openly to encourage silence, shame, and condemnation.
It all makes "spiritual sense" in the end ... because Christ is going to abide with His confessing bride.
Confession is the key to abundant life,
 and sin is the boxed preventative which hinders us from experiencing it!

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I don't care who you are,
what sin you've committed
or how dismal you think your situation looks, my friend,
CONFESSION IS YOUR TICKET OUT!
This reality is not true part of the time, some of the time, or most of the time;
it is true all of the time.
God said so ... and He's going to honor it.
 God wants us out of the box and bouncing for joy in true freedom.
He wants us to be proclaiming His name,
experiencing His grace,
and enjoying abundant life.
He wants us to be experiencing the "polka-dot" rejuvenating effects of the Holy Spirit.
He wants us to openly believe, receive, and relieve the souls bound up and boxed in by sin.
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Mmmm ...
The rejuvenating effects of time alone with the Father this past week continue to manifest themselves. The book of Acts and the Holy Spirit burrowed themselves deeply into me and filled me with a bounce unrestrained.
I've no desire to hold Him in.
I won't live in a box,
when I was meant to bounce.
And this is His secret through me.
Experience His bounce with me ...
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"IF My people which are called by My name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14
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"If."
 "Then."

  Amen.