The Covenant of Circumcision.




So tonight I didn’t have Cai. Church were having a prayer and worship night so I decided to tag along with my cousin. It was so nice just to be in God’s presence for hours, undistracted, pouring my heart out to Him.


Pastor talked about Genesis 17. Before this chapter, Abraham had slept with Hagar, he had obviously not waited on God. He’d made a mistake. But this is what God had said to Abraham after (Genesis 17:1-8):

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blamelessThen I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations. I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you. I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God.”

Abraham had already messed up. Big time. But God was ready to do something new in his life. He was actually ready to fulfil the promises He made to Abraham and Sarah prior, and was ready to restore them, regardless of their mistakes…He just had two conditions: walk before me faithfully, and be blameless. In the NIV translation of the bible, this chapter is actually called the covenant of circumcision. Pastor was emphasising that it doesn’t actually matter what has happened in the past. How big or small. What matters is the stance you take now. If you can have faith, be prepared to stop actively sinning (circumcising your flesh, everyday), remain accountable to God and remain in relationship with God, then He can, and will do more than you can think of, ask of, or imagine. No, matter, what. You may not get it right always, but with a humble heart and a truckload of grace, you will get there.

It was exactly what I needed to hear.


We also sang a song which resonated with me, I’d never heard it before, its called ‘Nothing I hold on to’ by Will Reagan.


The lyrics are simple, but powerful, and although I’m maintaining so many moods for 2020 lol, this is my main one..

I lean not on my own understanding,

My life is in the hands of the maker of heaven

I Give it all to you God,

Trusting that you’ll make something beautiful out of me

I will climb this mountain

With my hands wide open

I will climb this mountain

With my hands wide open

There is nothing I hold on to

There is nothing I hold on to

There is nothing I hold on to

There is nothing I hold on to

All Glory To God, Forever. Amen"