Wednesday, February 20 2019
DADS…as I shared beginning the prior two week’s, there are Six gifts that God has laid on my heart to share with “us” over what is now the next four weeks (Go back and read week one to catch up).
Six gifts that God gives to us all freely to receive unconditionally daily.
In week one we talked about the gift of a “New Song” God gives us.
Last week we shared God’s gift of a “New Self.”
Today we read in Matthew about the gift of our “New Covenant” in Christ!
27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave
it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.
28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for
many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now
on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
DADs…can you imagine what the disciples were thinking around that table that night, when Jesus was literally offering Himself and what was to come as a covenant for them and for all believing in Him?
What does that New Covenant mean to you?
A “covenant" can be defined as a contract, agreement, undertaking, commitment, guarantee, warrant, pledge, promise, bond, indenture;
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins,” you can replace the word “covenant” with any of those definitions listed above, but to be one of the “many”we as men and DADs must receive and open the gift.
DADs a THIRD gift God gives us Today and EVERY DAY is a “NEW COVENANT”
DADs, we all have the same opportunity to enter into this new “covenant” with Christ.
Let’s open this gift like a little boy on Christmas morning quickly opening his presents.
Then through Jesus Christ and His covenant with us, we can walk confidently daily remembering...
Today...You Have Been Remade!!
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you!
So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!