Posted by: jakinnan | February 10, 2013

A New Covenant

Blacks Fork

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. (Ezek. 36:26-27)

This we now know: the heart is central. It matters—deeply. When we see with the eyes of the heart, which is to say, when we see mythically, we begin to awaken, and what we discover is that things are not what they seem. We are at war. We must fight for the life God intends for us, which is to say, we must fight for our heart, for it is the wellspring of that life within us.

Standing in the way of the path to life—the way of the heart—is a monstrous barrier. It has stopped far too many pilgrims dead in their tracks for far too long. There is a widespread belief among Christians today that the heart is desperately wicked—even after a person comes to Christ.

It is a crippling belief.

And it is untrue.

-John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance, 53-54

Picture Credit: Steve Callister


  1. good read….and I love the photo you chose a lot!

    • Thank you so much for your comment. Your encouragement and support is greatly appreciated. God Bless you.

  2. The covenant with God is with the Jews. It is the only convenant ever made between human beings and Adonai.Just wanted to say I love the image and I wish you a wonderful and happy day.

    • Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate the encouragement more than you know. God bless you and your day.

  3. I ALWAYS leave encouraged by this blog. All three of my daughters were baptized yesterday and I am in awe as God speaks to them so individually, so intimately… giving them understanding about the war going on over their little hearts.
    If you need any encouraging or an example of someone “seeing mythically” please participate with me in the inspiration and infection of love God spread when my youngest daughter got the bubonic plague: Bless you.

    • Congratulations on your daughters being baptized. Thank you so much for your comments and encouragement. Sometimes I wonder if what I am doing is making a difference. Thank you for sharing your message and your blog. May God Bless you always.

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