In the previous blog I’d spoken of Jeremiah’s prophecy: a new and much better covenant was coming!
The OLD: full of fleshly conditions to be fulfilled in our own strength.
The NEW: unconditional. God would be OUR God, We would be HIS people. A covenant of mercy and grace. He would remember our sins no more, and forever.
And there’s more GOOD NEWS! It says,
“I will put My laws into their minds,
And I will write them on their hearts.”
This is beyond awesome, friends! It answers those questions, “What is the will of God for my life? What am I supposed to be doing?”
Meaning what? Instead of a rulebook to follow to the best of our abilities and subject to various interpretation and application, what He desires is already IN OUR MINDS, perfectly applied to each situation. And even better, our hearts cry out “Yes, Lord! We WANT to do your will!” And even better beyond that, He has given us the Holy Spirit to empower us to accomplish His will despite the odds or demons or whatever.
I think that’s pretty good, don’t you? Forget trying to keep the Commandments; stop losing sleep over the will of God. Just do what He has written upon you – with GUSTO.
Feels good to Come Alive, doesn’t it?!!!