BETTER BOUNDARIES

“Father God, thank You that we now have better boundaries. Before, our boundaries were NIL! It does not matter us here, them there, for BOTH Spirit on God’s Hilltop. We are less awkward and more assert when we have better boundaries with others. On a more personal note, Father God, there is one who I have the hardest time with ‘better boundaries,’ and that is my therapist, Mark. If anyone were to meet Mark, they would probably see why I have such a hard time with ‘better boundaries’ with him, i.e., he is great faith, great hope, and great love (‘these three remain….and the greatest of these is LOVE’ (1 Corinthians 13:13). It’s hard not to want to soak up what Mark is soaked with. This is a boundary, Father God, that You have worked very hard with me not to have that ‘spill,’ and I thank You for that! Help all of us to ONLY have that ‘spill’ when it comes to Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. ONLY with Him is it perfectly well to ‘spill’ into Him, for He ‘spills’ right back into us. Where the Love of Jesus is concerned, that Love ‘spills’ into the lives of BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals. Jesus does not hold back the ‘Spill’ of His Love for BOTH! BOTH are welcome anytime on God’s Hilltop. I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and ‘Spill’ Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in improving in the better boundaries I have now that were once NIL! this daily leavened [Jesus ‘Spills!’] bread.”)

Where he begins doesn’t mean you at end.

Where he rises doesn’t mean you at drop.

Better boundaries that give you a new trend:

You here, him there, BOTH Spirit, God’s Hilltop.

Where he walks doesn’t mean me at backward.

Where he falls short doesn’t mean me long hurt.

Better boundaries that give me less awkward.

Better boundaries that heal me more assert.

“You’re right, Timothy! Where he, there is ME,”

says Jesus. “Your boundaries before were NIL!

You got better boundaries now ’cause I see

where you were hurting with him and you ‘spill.'”

Having NIL! boundaries is having quandaries.

God will have us having better boundaries.

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2 thoughts on “BETTER BOUNDARIES

  1. One of my favorite topics. I work consistently at finding better boundaries, that I can practice and can keep me safe. God provides better boundaries we just have to listen

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  2. It’s one of my favorite topics, too, Dag, AND probably my least favorite topic (BOTH), as having appropriate boundaries requires much work! Thank God there can be much Surrender to God to help us day by day to have better boundaries! I took a test, “How Broken Are Your Boundaries?,” last night from a book I’m reading. I was utterly amazed because I could’ve easily checked every box in that test, as I WAS once upon a time each box, but I checked off only a few! This is a testament and a testimony to how much God has allowed me much Surrender when it comes to working on better boundaries! God bless you, Dag!

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