Sunday, March 26, 2006

A new week...

Another good weekend is behind us. Church was good, fellowship with friends and family and the food is tasting a little more 'normal'. It does not get much better.
I think i may start calling my memory 'teflon' - because i will have some fairly profound thoughts which, if not written down, will just slip away. That is why i have notes with partial thoughts or ideas all over the house.

To continue the "C" word series - Cancer - not the only "C" word.
COVENANT - ' a formal binding agreement; compact; contract.'
When a person comes to God with a repentant heart and accepts God' s way and becomes born again, he or she enters into Covenant with God through Christ. The basis of the Covenant is the blood of Christ - Jesus says in Matthew 26:28 "for this is my blood of the new testament (covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins". This is the ' better covenant' mentioned by the writer of the book of Hebrews. We are no longer under the law, but under Grace. Covenant is another powerful "C" word.

If this week appears to be looming large over your head and you don't know if you can handle it - you can. God's grace is given anew each and every day. Cause you do know how to eat an elephant, right? One bite at a time. Don't put Tuesday into Monday or the weekend into Monday - because Monday has enough of it's own stuff. Decide ahead of time that you are going to trust God with it all and go out and be a blessing to those around you.
Besides that, just think about who is now in the final four? You guessed it, I bet the purple gave this one away. Be encouraged, if God be for you, who can be against you?


Russell Marino said...

Hey, George, thanks for the new postings. I will be out of town from today till Wednesday night but I will look forward to reading your insights from the Lord even in Oklahoma. I'll be cheering with you tonight for the Lady Tigers and Saturday for the men. Keep seeking HIS presence and wisdom in your "C" Season which will bless many as He enables. You are loved, my friend. Blessings, Russell

sonja said...

This is kind of funny. Earlier when I was reading your blog,I read the words about how to eat an elephant, Jonah was watching Barney and at that same time they started singing a song about,you guessed it, an elephant! One of those times when you almost had to be there to experience how funny it was! Just thought I would share the moment!