We don’t hear the word covenant used very often in the world we live in. However, it is still a God word. He is still a God of covenant and He always will be.
Covenant is a strong word. It means to bind oneself by contract. Most of us are familiar with the marriage covenant – we know that two people enter covenant as they say, “I do.” They are now bound by a contract.
Sadly, according to statistics, many marriage contracts are broken.
I believe that may have to do with the additional definitions of covenant. It is further defined as a coming together, an agreement of minds.
The Bible says, “how can two walk together unless they are in agreement.” This too is a coming together of the minds.
True and lasting covenant can only happen with a coming together, an agreement of the minds. I have seen this take place in my own life over the past few years. Let me explain.
I met Kelita Deems in 2014 when I was asked to speak at her church. We quickly became friends. Then we started working together when she volunteered to help me with some social media stuff in 2015.
Over the past few years we have come to know one another well. I have sown into her life, physically, emotionally and financially. She has sown into my life, physically, emotionally and financially. Each time we sowed into one another’s life, our covenant bond became stronger and stronger.
This year it has culminated to a strong place. A place of agreement of minds. It becomes increasingly obvious that we are so molded together in our minds, we literally think alike more often than not.
For instance, she and I picked out the same picture when she had purchased her house and I was standing in faith for mine.
She and I ordered each other the same exact book for Christmas. She is in West Virginia and I am in Tennessee, however, I can be working on something, something particular, she will text me and say she is working on the same exact thing. We have come to a place of bonded covenant. But it took time.
It took time. It took each of us caring about the other one. It took sowing into one another’s life. It took listening. It took our minds, thoughts and emotions coming together as one. What was once hard, for me, to trust someone else with has become easy. And that, is covenant.
When we become born again, we are in covenant with God and His word. However, we then must work on building that covenant to a place of one mind. A place of coming together. A place of agreement of minds and that, takes time. It won’t happen overnight.
It happens by spending time with God. It happens by digging in His word. It happens by allowing your mind to be transformed to His thoughts. His ways. His word. The stronger the covenant becomes, the more benefits you will realize.
I want to encourage you today to strengthen your covenant with God. Take the time to really get to know Him. You can do that through His word. Take the time to not only pray, but to stop and listen to what He has to say. Spend quiet time with Him. Talk to Him about everything that concerns you – He cares more than you can imagine. He wants a relationship with you – a covenant relationship – and that, as I said, takes time.
Every moment you invest in God will reap tremendous rewards. Why not make this a year to experience the fulness of the benefits of your covenant with God by strengthening those covenant bonds.
Meditate on this:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9