The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but he sets the widow’s boundary stones in place.- Proverbs 15:25
I read this verse earlier this week and it struck me. I thank God every day that He maintains my boundary stones.
Today it happened again. This verse became real as God upheld my boundary stone...in the form of my wall.
This morning I stepped out of my bedroom and felt water on the carpet.
Living in the house I do--with the people and animals I do--I bent down to smell the floor and make sure it was really water. (It was.)
Then I realized we could be facing quite a conundrum here. Especially since I had just been spending time in prayer with God discussing the schedule for the next few days and how tight it would be.
God is forever setting my boundary stones in place as far as my time.
That's because I really, really, really need it.
I have once again over-committed our family, which inevitably leads to stress and confusion.
When I get these checks from God it simply makes me prioritize my life better. He is looking out for me, and keeps my boundaries in place by the way He pushes me to move at times.
So...blessing number one: the water was simply overflow from the drip pan on the A/C in the attic. My neighbor Jeff was home this morning and snaked it for me and cleared out the clog. He also told me to dump in some bleach to clean out the gunk in there. Easy for me to do.
Blessing number two: looking at the complicated nature of our schedule, my oldest graciously decided to not attend the lock-in at church tonight so that my stress level is down--no fussing, no complaining, totally gracious. He continues to surprise me with his maturity! What a blessing he is!
Blessing number three: even in this, I did not lose control, stress out, or fuss at anyone (too much)--real progress for me. (My children were so impressed they gave me a round of applause.)
My boundary stones are in place! God acted, changed me, refined me some, and it wasn't even too painful.
Praise God for His indescribable gift!