Tonight I went to my women on mission bible group and as always I enjoyed being in the presence of like-minded women. We talked about 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 where Timothy says that all scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training.  God’s breath, God’s word is the boundary. What popped into my mind as I was listening to the ladies explain their experiences; with this passage, was that God’s boundary is similar to an enclosure that protects us from the outside and keeps us safe on the inside. When babies are born they are swaddled in a blanket that is extremely tight-fitting. This blanket is so tight that the infant can not move. They look like a chrysalis. Encased, secure and alive. The infant is comfortable.  The infant is placed in a crib – a boundary. From there she is moved into a playpen with a little bigger area to move about and still safe. The child then joins preschool where she can play; however, in a yard that is fenced off from the elementary school children – safe. In elementary school the yard for recess is bigger yet still fenced and encased ad secure and safe. From here the high school child can be in a school without a fence that does not keep them in one area but a fence that is around the perimeter of the school. The boundary has expanded. Here we have an invisible boundary.  This speaks to our childrens ability to know that they are supposed to stay in school. They can roam from class to class and back forth between different rooms and buildings; however, where they are to remain for 8 hours is on the campus. Once they graduate from high school they are promoted to colleges and universities with no boundaries. They are allowed to come and go as they like; here they must have incorporated all of the earlier boundaries/fences to be able to navigate this time and space appropriately. So too with the bible, the words, the doctrine are our limits. The Bible’s words are meant to protect you and if we know what the words are saying we are much more likely to stay within the invisible walls of morality.
Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose
Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.

“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers all sisters, young and seasoned, to become on-purpose for themselves.”


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