Thought for the day…boundaries…A recent action movie we watched illustrated today’s thought. In this particular show, as the shootout ensues, the camera pans to a large, ornate fish take full of colorful fish of all shapes and sizes and you just know. Seconds later, CRASH! The shootout takes out the fish tank. Fish, glass and water are flung every which way, leaving the poor little fishies to die on the floor, likely even garnering a close-up for the camera as they flop helplessly. This reminded me that without boundaries, we die. Boundaries are no fun sometimes but vitally necessary. Anyone who has visited the Grand Canyon can tell you on the edge of the lookout area there is a guard rail. That boundary is an obvious one. Most of us are smart enough not to cross that boundary because the impending death below is obvious. Spiritual boundaries are not quite so obvious though. You and I don’t as quickly realize that when we cross a boundary it can lead to spiritual death. God’s grace is great, but if we continually overstep it and do things we know we shouldn’t, it most surely will end up in spiritual death. There’s no close-up highlighting our spiritual death, nothing screams “Hey! You just stabbed your soul in the heart and it’s going to bleed to death if you don’t do something quick!!!” Spiritual death is subtle but boundaries keep us alive. And for those in recovery, “Just this once” has been the excuse for more than one disastrous event. “I’ll only get high this one last time” has been the undoing of more than one addict and far to often its that one last time that kills them. Satan is constantly trying to erode our boundaries against sin. The “guard rails” of God’s word allow us to enjoy the beauty of all the things he created for us to enjoy without it killing us. Boundaries can be our friend if we will let them be. Let His guard rails help you enjoy the view!
When we forget the faithfulness of God, we lose faith. That’s why we need to go back to vintage miracles God has already performed in our lives. When you “stand” on the shoulders of past miracles. You begin to see that ANYTHING is POSSIBLE! #ImpossibleBecomesPossible
God is MOVED by our FAITH in Him! Without faith it is impossible to please God! For anyone that comes to Him must believe He exists, and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him. #Hebrews11:6
“The Lord God is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hind’s feet, and will make me to walk [not stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering or responsibility]” Hallelujah! So much power right here for YOU friends! Receive this verse as a gift on this Sabbath!
May we focus today, more on the good things He has done. Then the bad things, this fallen world sometimes brings! WE serve a good, good Father! He is perfect in all His ways!
Return to your fortress of HOPE! For the King is coming to you! He promises two Mercies for every woe. So let Hope arise and darkness flee as we speak the name of Jesus our victorious, conquering King! #Zechariah9
You are fully KNOWN by Him, and deeply loved by Him. He calls you HIS own! So don’t be afraid. Be at peace. Take heart this day, and let THIS truth, lift you up, and make you strong!
#Daniel10 #Isaiah43 #DeeplyLovedByGod
The WORD of God changes everything! Read it, speak it, and declare HIS word today!
Our famous God is known for HIS unparalleled ability to rescue His people in times of trouble. Be of good cheer, HELP is on the way.
Be strong and courageous! For HE promises to personally go ahead of you! THIS is a promise YOU can count on!
“Be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strength each day and our salvation in times of trouble.” Isaiah 33
God has placed you here at this time. He has given you as a gift, to the world around you! Do Not bully yourself! God is never pleased when you lessen yourself by words of defeat, or discouragement! #SpeakLife #YouAreDestinedToOvercome