I am getting really pumped at how many people I know that are doing a covenant thing with God. I mean, it’s just super cool to see people a) making a sacrifice to God to show Him their love and devotion, and/or b) relying on God as the only way they’ll be truly free of strongholds in their life.
Plus it’s just nice to be able to “talk shop” with people that are going through some of the same struggles or who are experiencing the same triumphs. I enjoy the new perspective.
I met with a friend this evening that has been doing a covenant for the past two weeks. She is going no-sugar and no-flour. Another friend of mine is doing no-sugar, refined foods, bread, or red meat. Another is doing no sugar, meat, or bread. Another, no shopping. And there are several more variations.
And what I think is cool is that everyone is doing something different. Each person seems to have unique convictions and unique perspectives. They have all taken the time to allow God to reveal things to them individually. Like, this verse seems to be a good prayer for someone before they really start their covenant.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:23-24
There were things in my life that I knew offended God when I started this (ummmmm, can anyone say gluttony?), but as I have gone along and prayed this prayer I have discovered a bunch more stuff that are issues. In fact, although I’m not sure how my covenant will look come January 2013… I do already know that I will have some other things that I will involve in some kind of covenant with Him.
But what is also cool is that although each person is doing a different variation of covenant fasting, everyone is looking to God for their salvation. for their fulfillment. for their hope.
And that’s just one of the things that is cool about working with God. Sure, I could push people to go it “my way” and do a covenant just like mine. But, it’s not about my way. It’s about His way. He is really the one asking, “Are ya gonna go My way?”