The idea is to have a container with a slot or opening on top. You write your present problem, worry, desire, or hard-to-make decision on a small piece of paper. (I like to end all my requests with the statement, "This or something better." I believe that's the real meaning of "If it be Thy will.") You may even date your request if you like. Then fold it up and put it in your God box. In essence, "turning it over to God."
Don't stress out about what you should use as your God box, any container will do. Some examples of what my friends and I have used as God boxes are, a favorite cereal box, coffee can, oatmeal container, jewelry box, cigar box, a hamper, shoe box, and even a garbage can. Whatever you choose to use as your God box it will work, since the activating power is in releasing whatever it is to God.
I believe that writing down my request and putting it in my God box enables me to feel like I've done my part in turning it over. This physical activity gives me a concrete sense that I've actually turned it over to a Higher Power. Now I have a reference for when I catch myself worrying. I can easily remind and reassure myself that I put it in my God box and everything will transpire in divine order, with perfect timing, effortlessness and ease.
Feeling reassured I become relaxed and confident, I am free to follow hunches, and I find myself hyper-aware of coincidences conspiring in my favor. What was at first a dilemma is now an adventure in faith – looking forward to an even better-than-expected outcome.
When you clean out your God box you get the added pleasure of seeing how even forgotten requests were resolved in wonderful ways. So whatever it is, big or small, don't delay, put it in your God box today! Let go of thought, "How will I resolve this?" and cast the burden on God. Don't worry about how God will work it out, just know that he will.
LET GOD HAVE YOUR BURDEN
Once you have contacted the Power within, and have allowed it to take over your responsibilities for you, it will direct and govern all your affairs from the greatest to the least without mistakes. The government shall be upon his shoulder. You are tired, and driven, and worried, and weak, and ill, and depressed because you have been trying to carry the government upon your own shoulder; the burden is too much for you, and you have broken down under it. Now, immediately you hand over your self-government, that is, the burden of making a living, or of healing your body, or erasing your mistakes, to the Child. He, the Tireless One, and All-Powerful, the All-Wise, the All-Resourceful, assumes it with joy; and your difficulties have seen the beginning of the end.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee... (Psalm 55:22)
February 2, 2013 I'm flattered by the positive response to this blog post. Here's one I felt I had to share.
In a recent e-mail I received this photo from artist Leebs Goya of her "God Jar" along with this note; "Thought you'd want to see what you inspired! I made my God Jar today!!!"
May 3, 2013 This post hit close to home. My wife, Lori Fusaro, was excited to show me her new God Box. What I found inspiring was how she added word "YES!" on the inside.