ONLY THEN

“ONLY THEN!”

Joshua 1:8 NLT
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. ONLY THEN WILL YOU PROSPER and succeed in all you do.”

God has established loving boundaries for us to follow as it relates to: friendships, business agreements, conversations, marriage, associations, relationships, work, teaching, discipline, when someone does you wrong, your actions, your thoughts and so much more. We as believers are to spend time in God’s word and prayer as the Holy Spirit reveals deep truths to us regarding God’s covering and loving boundaries.

The loving boundaries God has established in your life are not to limit or punish you but to bless and reward you. We are called to listen and obediently pay attention to God’s commands to love him and serve him with all of our heart, soul, choices, thoughts and our whole being. (Deuteronomy 11:13). There is blessing in obedience. When you obey God and respect his love for you, you are really showing and telling God that you love him.

THIS IS THE KEY TO WHAT GOD PROMISES AFTER HE SAYS “ONLY THEN!”

Don’t mistake God’s commandments, boundaries and covering as limitations in your life but receive them as his love for blessing and prospering you. ONLY THEN will you step out of the life of wondering aimlessly in rebellion & see your life change direction towards the PROMISES OF GOD.

God comes through in loving YOU. SO When you obey God and respect his love for you, you are really showing and telling God that you love him.

Pray with me!
God, I ask for forgiveness in classifying your commandments, boundaries and covering as negative limitations in my life. I know now that your love forever encompasses me. Thank you for your commands that are established to protect me when I follow them. I choose to obey you, LORD. In Jesus’ name, AMEN

Have a blessed day!
PK