HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
This is what the Lord says- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” (Isaiah 48:17-18 NIV)
Watermelon iced down, sweet tea made, and grills prepared for backyard gatherings. Time to celebrate friendships, family, and wonderful neighbors. We’ll be under the covering of America.
When considering this covering called America, a surreal sense of peace comes to mind. Reality is there is quite a disturbance across our land. Boundaries are provided for protection, not bondage. Part of having order in our lives, include boundaries. Protecting our country’s boundaries, keep order in our land. Many individuals becoming U.S. citizens took proper steps. I believe most Americans want order kept.
Families want order in their homes. Those who do have boundaries in place. Certain situations are allowed and certain situations are not allowed. Boundaries are in place to protect our freedom and keep us safe.
Individuals who walk in peace have boundaries. We guard our minds. Guarding our minds place boundaries around what we watch on t.v., listen to on radio, who we interact with. The old saying, garbage in- garbage out is still true today. Remember…sin clogs- living water purifies.
God’s provision is freedom. Freedom through setting boundaries bring order to our lives. If this rings loud to you as it does me, please begin to pray. It will be like decluttering a room. Some items are fine to stay, others must go. Decluttering is one of the best feelings. It’s Forward Friday! Moving forward setting boundaries, locating peace like a river. Happy 4th of July!!!