Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
James 1:15 NKJV
Everyone knows what out of bounds means , like in a basketball game. It has rules and if you go out of the bounds it’s no good. That’s what makes the game fair, it’s a lot of fun as long as you stay within the boundaries. You’re not allowed to do anything or score if you’re out of the boundaries. Life with God is a lot like that, he gives us boundaries like for instance; with sex it’s pleasing to God, as long as it’s within the confines of marriage between a man and a woman. People don’t like those kind of boundaries or any other boundaries that keep them from feeling like they’re free. They have desires and they want to fill them. But God doesn’t do these boundaries to take stuff from us. He does it to do stuff for us. For our best. He made us he knows what’s best for us. I thought about it yesterday. One of my hens , she was “Out of Bounds” she was in the neighbor’s yard. I was getting ready to go to dinner with a friend, it was getting late and I thought, Should I chase her back in the yard or will she find her way back when it starts to get dark? Well I got home at dark and looked in the coop and everyone was there but her, I went in the woods through the cobwebs looking for her in a tree could not find her. Now it’s the next day. I don’t know if she still lost or if a raccoon ate her. All I know is, if she had just stayed in the boundaries of my yard , she would be safe in the Coop with the rest of the girls. Sometimes we get tempted to go outside of God’s boundaries, but when we do we also go outside of his protection and provision. I encourage you today to think about the boundaries you have in your relationships, in your finances and how you care for your body which is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Maybe your boundary is, only one bowl of ice cream. Whatever it is figure it out,] what those boundaries are that God has put for you . For what is best for you, and keep them. Sometimes just going a little over the boundary line puts you into a dangerous place, where it’s hard to get back. Isn’t this how it all started from the beginning?
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Dear heavenly father please help me and my sisters from another mister to stay in the boundaries and away from danger and things that will harm us in the long term. Help us whether it’s discipline in our diet to keep from gluttony or personal boundaries in relationships to keep us in the center of your will for our lives. We love you we thank you for your word that’s powerful as a two-edged sword. Enlighten us to keep our hearts towards you. Your eyes go to and fro across the Earth looking to bless those whose hearts are fully committed to you, let that be us in Jesus name amen.