I think maybe I’ve gotten in a bit of a rush lately with my covenant. I know that might seem a bit weird to say considering that nothing I do will speed up the time for me. I mean, the end of the year won’t come any faster or slower and I’m not stopping my covenant before the end of the year.
But what I mean is that I’m in a rush for more “results”. And I don’t just mean outward results like losing more weight but also inward results like resisting tortillas and whatnot.
Part of the reason that I signed on for a year of this is because I know, based on some other times in my life that God has worked and molded me into a new person, that sometimes being completely renewed is a long process. Or at least it can be longer than I want it to be sometimes. I know that He can perform a change in me overnight but I also know that sometimes I resist his changes and renewals. Sometimes subconsciously resisting and sometimes quite consciously.
But recently in my bible reading I came across this verse and the message really told me to slow. down.
“And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.” Luke 8:15 NLT
And here is another version of the same verse…
The seeds that fell in good soil stand for those who hear the message and retain it in a good and obedient heart, and they persist until they bear fruit. Luke 8:15 GNT
I just really like both of those versions… and I loved both the words patiently and persist. They remind me again that God’s ways are not necessarily my ways. Or, in another light, God’s timing is not necessarily my timing.
But I am to patiently persist until I produce a fruit… a harvest.
So. realllly, putting a time limit of a year isn’t even right. I’m to do this covenant until I produce fruit to harvest.
That’s gonna take some patience! Haha!