You may have noticed foundation has been a theme of sorts for a few days with me. And this morning another thought was added.
To properly build on the foundation JESUS has given, I must have boundaries. Life Way’s Journey magazine offered this pondering point for me and I’m passing it along to you, if that’s alright.
“God has made boundaries clear to all of us–from the separation of night from day, to the Ten Commandments, to loving your neighbor as yourself.”
How much more could we accomplish, if we had clear and active boundaries? Boundaries to establish our days in joyful purpose and to give rest to our nights; boundaries to keep the Sabbath holy, boundaries to deter us from coveting; boundaries to protect us from harm in relationships.
Just some thoughts.
(A: ii) 14 God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to divide the day from the night; let them be for signs, seasons, days and years;
8 “Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God.
17) “Do not covet your neighbor’s house; do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox, his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
31 The second is this: ‘You are to love your neighbor as yourself.’
ABBA, thank You for all the many sources offering Your Word for our edification and for building on THE FOUNDATION You have given. Thank You for these thoughts today. Boundaries. Boundaries to establish our days with joyful purpose and to bring sweet and peaceful rest even in our darkest nights. The holy boundaries You have spoken would do that, wouldn’t they? Thank You, ABBA. Thank You.
And so I pray for all of us gathering here that we will allow You to show us boundaries not yet active in our lives and I pray for strength and will to establish them. And, ABBA, I pray if there is a soul out there that does not frequently come to this page but would gain benefit from these words, I pray they will follow Your Lead and find themselves here. And as they do I pray they will be encouraged to draw the boundaries You direct.
And in the quiet of this moment, we are remembering Others to You. Terri and her family. Still a heavy need there, ABBA. Kerri. A heavy one there too. Dori. She is an encouragement to us all and yet a sister always needs strength. Pat and Rosalie. Just thinking about them and appreciating them, asking that they find all their needs met in You today. And all those Dear Ones who sat to study Your Word with me on Sunday, HOLY SPIRIT, may they know Your manifest Presence today. And all my Friends here in this blogosphere, I pray for them, for their ministries, for their families; thank You for the encouragement they are to me and many others; increase their borders and prosper them in health and Spirit I pray in the Name of our Sweet Savior JESUS of Nazareth.