GOD SET BOUNDARIES FOR HIS CREATION
When God created the earth, He set boundaries so that it would continue in a regular orbit. He positioned the sun and moon and established cycles for the seasons. Before He fashioned all the unique creatures that would inhabit his creation, He ensured the planet was welcoming by designing a beautiful garden.
The day is yours, also the night; you established the moon and the sun. You set all the boundaries of the earth; you made summer and winter.
God also established boundaries for the people He created. When they obeyed, they lived in harmony with God, the land, and the creatures. Sadly, Adam and Eve disobeyed and lost their right to live in that beautiful garden. The world was spoiled because of sin. Yet, not all was lost.
God provided a way to redeem the world and His people. His beloved son Jesus conquered death and evil through His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection. He secured our redemption because He took our place, paying the penalty for sin. One day we will have resurrected bodies like Jesus’ and spend eternity with Him. Until then, we can still have a relationship with Him here and now.
IMPORTANT FOR SELF-CARE
God’s commands are non-negotiable, but other choices vary from person to person. Have you ever thought that establishing boundaries can be a form of self-care? I knew they were important but never considered it self-care until I looked over Chronic Joy’s Self-Care and Healthy Boundaries. This printable suggests that when we have clear boundaries, we realize what we are responsible for and what is out of our hands.
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