Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Redemption is a big deal to King Jesus! He is in the business of redeeming the stories of His people. You have a part to play by believing the truth of His word and His promises by standing up for what is good and holy. Your life is a redemption story being played out every day as you point people to Jesus. You are doing the very will of God.

Declaration: I pull down strongholds and cast down evil imaginations. I’m redeemed and restored. I have the mind of Christ.

Season of Covenant

Do you know why most people won’t get out of bed on Sunday morning? Just like you and me, they enjoy their down time. The difference is, you cannot convince them their life is not their own.

It isn’t that they don’t want to be fed the Word of God, or even that they don’t want to worship the Lord. They likely do. It’s just very, very difficult to get an American to believe they are not in total ownership of their own lives. They lack character because they lack covenant.

A covenant mentality says “my job is to glorify God no matter what.” A covenant mentality says, “My life is not my own, but God’s.”

Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Lack of a covenant mentality causes Christians to warm a pew on Sunday, then cheat someone out of money on Tuesday. It causes them to enjoy Bible study on Wednesday morning, then spend the afternoon in the gossip cauldron. Why? They don’t believe their business practices, words, or their life in general actually belong to God.

Here’s the kicker about covenant: covenant is the only thing that causes God to respond to you! God doesn’t respond to your need, your riches, pain or poverty. He only responds because He created you – He owns you – and He purchased you back after you willingly became slave to a cruel master, the devil.

Do you lack Christian character? If you do, you likely lack a covenant mentality. However, this is a season for this to change! Change your thinking and get all in! Once your thinking changes, your actions will begin to change and you will see a covenant with Jesus is what you needed all along.

Focus on this: Your only job on this earth is to glorify God no matter what because I belong to Jesus!

Whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
– 1 Corinthians 10:31