A path that surrounds a two dimensional shape and is found by adding up each side of the shape.
Perimeters close, divide, and create walls.
Perimeters provide safety.
Ahhh, safety- a favorite American word. A word that is the reason for so many new laws, regulations, and rules. And yes, some rules are for good reason. Others just instill deep fears and keep us closed up in our safe little boxed up lives.
We like boxes thought, don't we? We box our lives in and set up walls of safety. We peer out the sides and once in awhile we may jump out, just to play, just to remember how free it feels not to fear. But we usually jump right back in.
Our world needs people, more than ever, to look past their perimeters and break down the walls. There are so many walls people. TOO many.
In the book of Joshua, we read about this man who had courage. He answered God's call and faithfully led the Israelites to the Promised Land. He looked beyond his anxiety and fear and pressed on past his perimeter. You know his legacy. Joshua commanded his men. They shouted and the walls of Jericho came tumbling down.
Bring a wall down today friends cause this world needs to breathe again.
Bring down your perimeters and watch God move you into His walls. His plan. His safety.
May the sum of your life be filled with purpose and intention today, tomorrow and the rest that follow.