In the beginning God Created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 NIV
I can only imagine what the earth would look like formless, empty, and dark. As the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters of the deep, He set the first boundary in history. He spoke light into the world and then separated it. He said, "Let there be light" and after He saw that it was good, He separated it from darkness. He also separated water and sky, He told the ground to be gathered to one place and separated it also from the water. He told Adam that he could eat from any tree in the garden, EXCEPT the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. On and on throughout the entire reading of scripture, it is evident that our God is a God of boundaries, or conditions if you will. His love is unconditional, that's undeniable, but if we are to have a deep, intimate relationship with Him, we must understand that there is a give and take and God cannot be the only one giving.
From the beginning, God set boundaries in order to protect and to ensure our safety. It is so amazing to think about how much thought He put into creating the world, or how much thought He put into creating us. Think about every organ in your body. He was mindful of how you would be formed. We are very special to Him. If you thought otherwise, you would be believing a lie.
There are some things that I would like to go over with you these next few weeks. God is calling us to set boundaries in our personal lives and it's not going to be easy. There are certain habits that we've formed and ways of thinking that need to be addressed. Believe me, going through this journey myself has been pretty painful but it's so worth it.
If you feel like your life is out of control and you keep saying yes when you really want to say no or you give in to those temptations when you really know you shouldn't, embark with me on this journey to freedom!
Until next time, may the Lord bless you and keep you!