Several months ago I came upon the idea that as Christians we should “stay inside our box,” the box God has given to us. I am just now beginning to develop this concept as God shows me clear direction in His Word. During my quiet time yesterday (as I go through the book of Joshua in my quiet times) the Lord brought this idea of boundaries into full focus with me.
I would love to hear your ideas and comments about this unusual – yet I believe clearly scriptural – principle of boundaries in our lives. Thanks! – Dwayne
Below is an excerpt from yesterday’s quiet time. Go here to read my entire journal entry from that quiet time.
Text: Joshua 14-15 Theme: God gave specific boundaries to His children. Key verses: “Now these are the areas the Israelites received as an inheritance in the land of Canaan…Their inheritances were assigned by lot to the nine-and-a-half tribes, as the Lord had commanded through Moses.” (v. 1-2) …“The eastern boundary is the Salt Sea…The northern boundary started from the bay of the sea at the mouth of the Jordan. (v. 5) “The western boundary is the coastline…In accordance with the Lord’s command to him, Joshua gave to Caleb…a portion in Judah…” (v. 12-13) What God said to me: Son, this is a very simple but profound concept. There are supernatural boundary lines that I have placed in your life and the lives of your family. This is not a popular topic. My people enjoy the thought of limitless freedom – and so they should. What they must remember at all times, however, is that their limitless freedom is confined within the barriers of obedience and surrender to me… (Read entire journal entry)