Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Have you seen or heard of those dog collars which are called an invisible fence? When the collar is in place, it keeps the dog within a boundary set by the owner. As the dog tries to go beyond a set area, a small shock is felt and the dog turns around toward home. Soon the dog learns just how far he can go . . . and no farther.

Don’t you wish living our lives could be that simple? As we would begin to walk in unwise paths, we would feel a small shock to warn us and turn us back.

Did you know that we have something similar? It is called a conscience. Our wise Creator instilled our conscience within us to give warnings when we begin walking outside the boundaries He established for mankind. If we speak hurtful, angry words, we know it. If we neglect to do those small simple things given us by God, we know it. If we begin taking small steps which will lead us into deeper sin…we know it.

Then all we need to do is listen…and turn back toward Him.

May we all say:
So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward God and toward men. Acts 24:16

Heavenly Father, please be my invisible fence. Please speak clearly to me deep in my heart. Open my ears to hear You and to heed Your boundaries for me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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