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‘He… increases the power of the weak.’ Isaiah 40:29 NIV

A little boy was disabled and the doctors of the time said there was nothing they could do to help him. So his mother took an orange crate, put him in it, tied a rope around it, tied the rope to her waist, and pulled him around with her. After a while the boy developed a habit his mother didn’t like: he began to rock his box. Sometimes he rocked it to the point that it tipped over and he fell out. No matter how many times she put him back in, he kept doing the same thing. Eventually he rocked his box until he was finally able to get out of it. Then to everyone’s amazement, he learned how to walk and ended up with a great life.

That little boy did something the doctors and not even his mother believed could happen. He refused to settle for life inside a box someone had put him in. Has someone put you in a box today? If so, keep rocking your box until you’re free!

Other people are self-appointed ‘experts’ at telling us what we can and can’t do. They don’t always celebrate anything ‘out of the box’, which is something out of the ordinary. One of the great promises in the Bible is: ‘He… increases the power of the weak.

Start reading ‘rock your box’ Scriptures. Here’s one: ‘But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord.’ (Micah 3:8 NIV) Here’s another: ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ (Matthew 19:26 NIV) Today declare, ‘Lord, You promised it, I believe it, and that settles it!’

SoulFood: 2 Cor 9:1–11:15, Matt 20:17–28, Ps 8, Prov 16:8–11

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023

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