Today is a special service not only because we will gather to share the bread of friendship around Jesus’ table, but because today we are called to renew our Covenant with God. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, conducted the first Covenant service in the French Church at Spitafields on 11 August 1755 and since then Methodists everywhere (and a growing number of other denominations) have been urged to renew their Covenant with God at the beginning of each new year.
We should be feeling a bit like how a bride and groom feels on their wedding day—both nervous and excited, because the commitments we are about to make are HUGE!
Here is the heart of the Covenant commitment:
I am no longer my own, but yours. Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for you or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you; let me be full, let me be empty; let me have all things, let me have nothing; I fully and freely yield all things to your pleasure and disposal. One Missed Call divx
How about we commit to pray this prayer everyday this year?