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Where the Wild Things Are (1 of 4)
Series: Where the Wild Things Are - Capture the Wonder of an Untamed God
Pastor Kerry Shook
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• Genesis 15:5-6 (NIV)
I let God be God when:
1. I'm believing God for great things in my life
• Genesis 15:6 (NIV)
• Jeremiah 32:17 (NLT)
• The ceiling of boredom
• The ceiling of fear
• The ceiling of assumptions
The children don't grow up, bodies get weaker but our hearts _____, with just a little God got the brimstone turning every good thing to _____.
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him wild thing and Max said I will eat you up so he was sent to bed without eating anything. That very night in Max's room a forest grew and grew and grew until his ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around. Well I'll stop there but this is one of the most beloved children's books of all time. I'm starting a series today that I am calling where the wild things are. It's all about capturing the wonder of an untamed God. I love the line in the book that I just read that says until the ceiling hung with vines and the walls became the world all around and its my prayer in this series that God will blow the ceiling off our preconceived notions of who he is and he will knock the walls down that keep us from living the life of passion and wonder and awe and inspiration and adventure that you were made for. Now, in the book Max is sent to his room for punishment. Now when I was a kid that was the worst form of punishment was being sent to your room because my room was so boring. We didn't have video games or internet or flat screen televisions in our rooms. Today, if a parent sends a kid to their room the kids going yes, thank you. I don't have to interact with you and I've got everything I need in my room. Max was trapped in this unimaginative box of a room with four walls and a ceiling that he felt like were closing in on him and we so often try to fit God into a little box of a room with four walls and a ceiling. We try to fit God into our own little image of who we think he is or who we want him to be for our own selfish purposes rather than discovering who he really is. We put a ceiling on God and limit what he can do in our lives.