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COVENANT, CONSISTENT, CONSTANT©

Helen J. (Snider) Kircher

After nearly twenty-one years of marriage, my husband passed away.  The early mornings soon became my favorite time of day to talk with God.  I poured a cup of coffee and walked outside.  The air was fresh and sweet, and I breathed deeply of it.  I looked out across my land.  I was running out of time.  The hay needed to be cut and baled before the next rain.  I said, “God, You know, I’m alone now.  I don’t know what to do.  I’m asking You to take over, and to give me guidance and direction.  I’m asking You to bring the right people into my life to take care of this.  This is my promise to You.  I will give back to You all of the money that I receive from the sale of the hay.  I will never, ever keep any of the money for myself."

A few days later, my neighbor who lives down the road, came to visit.  He, too, had several acres of hay to bale and through his efforts we were able to hire the same workers.

Although the workers have changed through the years, it has always been a smooth transition with never a worry or concern to me.  When God is in the middle of things, it’s good for everyone.  Through the years the price of hay has varied.  Some years the fields have been more productive than others.  But, I figure that’s the way God wants it, and whatever the dollar amount may be, I know He’ll be gracious about receiving it, because He knows I’ve kept my promise to Him.

When I spoke those words that morning, my relationship with the Holy Spirit was new.  I didn’t know then that my words were more than a promise; they were a covenant made between the two of us.

A few years later, I met a fine man whose name is, “Charlie.”  When we decided to get married, I told him about the promise I had made to God; that I had been consistent in keeping my agreement through the years, and that we must never change our way of thinking.  We must continue to be constant, remaining firm in purpose.   Charlie being the wonderful man that he is, simply said, “Why, of course.”  And we have.

COVENANT:     A PROMISE MADE BY GOD TO MAN
CONSISTENT:  IN AGREEMENT OR HARMONY
CONSTANT:     REMAINING FIRM IN PURPOSE

In His Name and for His Glory,

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Helen J. (Snider) Kircher