Saturday, January 31, 2009

Counting Some Recent Blessings: Covenant

I’ve been thinking a lot about covenant since last Sunday. Actually ever since I read the book Our Covenant God by Kay Arthur, the doctrine of covenant has really been special to me. The word “kindness” has taken on a whole new meaning. In covenant language, “kindness” doesn’t just mean being “nice” the way we think of it. In Genesis, when it says that God showed kindness to Abraham, it means that He remembered and honored His covenant. And that is something worth remembering. In Christ, I am a recipient of God’s kindness. I am safe. No matter what circumstances or feelings say, I am, ultimately, safe in Christ. And our idea of safety may not always be the same as God’s idea. We tend to think very temporally. But we need to remember that God’s grace is sufficient for us, in whatever path He chooses for us to walk, and we need to rest in the peace that He is causing all things to work together for our good and for His glory. May I purpose to rest in that.

Thanking God for His many blessings.

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1 comment:

jen said...

That sounds like a book I'd enjoy learning from.