I declare that in 2019 Many will come to regard covenant as a must. Kid’s Version: We will honor God and keep our promises. Many will renew and keep covenant with God and with one another. We will honor covenant and honor one another. Those who have been caught up in the spirit of breaking covenants and ignoring covenants will again regard covenant as a must. Those who have been robbed of the value and benefits of covenant will regard covenant as a must, will cling to people and opportunities, will repent, will rethink and will rebuild the walls that have been broken down. Ps.51:7-15, TPT
It is hard to see eternal purpose through the grit and grime of experience. So, our spirits have to be renewed, and that starts with cleaning life’s grime off the windows. That’s why David prayed in Psalm 51, “Create in me a clean heart, [send your window-cleaning presence!] O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” A steadfast spirit is a spirit that circumstances cannot bully, that emotions cannot control and that experiences cannot defeat. (v.11) “Don’t cast me away from your presence and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit.” (NAU) A willing spirit is a spirit that is willing to try again, that is willing to believe again and that is willing to hope again.
(This is the eighth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Rebuilding Our Temple“ which was published in SEEC Magazine [Marty and Kathy’s ministry magazine]. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)