Disobedience and biblical boundaries
February 28 - March 4 | Always Peachy Devotionals
Happy Sunday Morning!
Can you believe we’ve reached the end of February? Wow! We have spent a wonderful month talking about obedience. I hope it is has been as challenging to you as it was to me. I had to take a good, hard look in the mirror most mornings.
Tomorrow is our final day on obedience, and we’re chatting about my man Jonah, who I’m more like than I want to admit. Jonah learned a super important lesson about disobeying God, and we can learn a lot from his disobedience too.
But on Tuesday we’re launching into a new month and a new theme that I’m really eager to dig into: Boundaries.
Everyone I talk to at the moment is struggling with the idea of boundaries in our lives. What I find truly intriguing is that this is something the world gets right more often than believers do.
For whatever reason, the church has been incredibly harmful in the areas of mental, emotional, and even spiritual health. With some notable exceptions, most church folks I know are worn out and exhausted by all their volunteering and service to others, and they have this idea that they have to keep serving even when they’re dead on their feet. Anything less will make them selfish.
Hand raised here. That’s what I thought too.
And don’t get me wrong. I’m not a fan of psychobabble or theoretical stuff. I like practical everyday guidelines, so that’s what this is going to be.
The simple truth, my friends, is that none of us can do everything. You can’t carry your life by yourself, and you can’t carry your kids or your friends or your spouse or anyone else. If you try to do everything, you’ll destroy yourself. And that isn’t being a good steward of the life that God has given you.
Also true is that the Lord made us with emotions. If you try to say that you don’t have emotions, you’re lying. Everyone has them, but we aren’t born with the ability to manage them. Most religious circles teach the suppression of emotion, with the exception of those who teach that emotion is the primary thing in your life, of course. Neither of those is true.
You have a mind. You have a spirit. You have feelings. And your body can only do so much in a day. The only way to steward those priceless resources wisely is to have healthy boundaries in your life.
I’m also excited for all the Bible memory verses we’re going to work on in March. This week is Deuteronomy 5:29.
I’d be okay with prospering forever. Wouldn’t you?
I’m so excited to go on this journey about wise boundaries with you guys. As always, my prayer is that the Lord will speak to you and guide you and bless you in every word of these devotionals.
Buckle your seat belt, y’all. We’re going to get honest and practical in the month of March about what boundaries are and why it’s biblical to have them.
All my love,
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