Apostle Grace Lubega
John 21:18 (KJV); Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
There are several liberties that we have in prayer. When Joshua prayed and asked God to stop the sun (Joshua 10:12), that was a liberty in prayer. When God says in John 14:13, whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son, that is a liberty in prayer.
However, as you mature in the wisdom of God, you will realise that there are boundaries in our liberties. These boundaries are as defined in our theme scripture, to the effect that at some point, after you have grown in God, you are girdled and carried even to places you do not wish to go.
But what is the purpose of these boundaries? Are they meant to restrict us and prevent us from enjoying all that God has for us? Of course not.
The boundaries are not there to prevent us from stretching far in the abundance of God but to enable us to stretch as far as the wisdom of God requires in particular experiences.
Some people are quick to disregard these boundaries because they claim that they are children of God with the right to do all that they want or that they are under His grace and as such can get away with anything.
We must recognise that the boundaries that God has put in place help us walk by the wisdom of God. Because of that wisdom, we do not offend those that observe us but minister to their hearts.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:23-33
GOLDEN NUGGET: The boundaries in God are not there to prevent us from stretching far in the abundance of God but to enable us to stretch as far as the wisdom of God requires in particular experiences.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I embrace it as Your wisdom. It works in me, to preserve me in the path of life, that all that I do blesses and does not break my fellow brethren, in Jesus’ name, Amen.