78. What are the Statues the Lord Wants Us to Have?
Another word for statues, based on the ways, precepts and testimonies given by Psalm 119 are boundaries. Boundaries, as written by Seeds of Kingdom, January 10/19 are "prescribed limits to things." All of us certainly have many limits in our lives; from tangible, legal requirement; driving (for example), to expected conduct in the workplace, your family and loved ones. The limits are often unspoken - yet they need to be followed all the same. When they are not followed, consequences follow.
What happens when these limits are not followed? What if you and the people around you ignore the reality of boundaries? Long ago the reality of learning how to drive was before me. I still remember the first long driving trip I had, how nervous about it I was; aware of the speed, ability to remain on my side, in the right way, going the right direction - and very soon after getting my license being safe for the passengers on the back seat.
There are countless sinister reminders when boundaries are not followed - resulting in traumatic experiences. Incest, domestic abuse, emotional abuse; these are examples of using power in a way God did not direct us to. It results in damage to others and ourselves. The reality of this is what I took comfort in earlier in my life when living and healing through my past. When it hurt, I held onto was the verse in Romans 12:19 "Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord." The Lord knows our past, present and our future. He knows the hurts you have or are currently experiencing and is waiting for you to prayerfully ask Him for direction.
All of us have overcome something significant in our lives. You might be presently struggling to overcome, or have overcome. Hopefully the people you lean on during your times of hurt and pain are modeling boundaries by their consistent care and concern.
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