”Command the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to its borders.”
I asked myself, “What does God say about borders?” So, I looked it up in my Bible. Was I thrilled this morning! Boundaries. Guidelines. Limits. Borders. God sets them up for a purpose.
"The God who made the world and all things in it,
since He is Lord of heaven and earth,
does not dwell in temples made with hands;
nor is He served by human hands,
as though He needed anything,
since He Himself gives to all people
life and breath and all things;
and He made from one man every nation of mankind
to live on all the face of the earth,
having determined their appointed times
and the boundaries of their habitation,
that they would seek God,
if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him,
though He is not far from each one of us;
for in Him we live and move and exist.
God arranges the years, and determines the countries in which people live. He’s doing that today.
We know people who had to flee from their countries of Burma and Thailand because of persecution. But really, God moved them out. He’s the One who sets the boundaries. Why does God allow such terrible things? That they might find Him! This is so amazingly wonderful! Such mercy! Imagine terrible upheaval in life and one day realizing it was all worth it to find Him.
I need this big picture so I can plug myself into what God is doing, into His agenda. That’s what my morning reading did for me today and it almost reduced me to tears of gratitude. I can tell people about Jesus! The other day a high schooler came up to me and said “Thank you for telling us about Jesus. We wouldn’t have known if you didn’t tell us.” Goosebumps. That’s a thrill beyond all description.
Has God brought people to you? Look around. It’s so that you can introduce them to Jesus! He doesn’t need you. Did you see that in the above verses? But He sure will use the one who is yielded to Him! It’s a privilege and a responsibility and a joy.
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!