Inner vows are like contracts or promises we make about ourselves. Whether they were intentional or not, remembered or not, voiced out or not. They represent us choosing our will over God’s and need to be revoked before we can experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
I will protect my child from hurt, mistakes, others. I will be loved by my child forever.
My child will never live with the hurt, want or abuse I did.
My child will not grow up in a divorced home.
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
10,000 years ago: A baby was born to two parents.
3500 years ago: Passover a lamb sacrificed to cover the penalty of our sin.
2000 years ago: Jesus becomes the Passover lamb. His blood cleanses us of our sin.
- Body is broken to pay for our sin
- Blood is shed to pay for our sin and sign a new covenant
Today: Jesus is keeping his vow and invites you to enter into the new covenant.
1. Inner Vows =
(Bad fruit). Fear, Selfish, Greed, Drama
Sharing vows with God. = (Great fruit). Love, peace, self-control, confidence.
2. Rituals to remember vows.
3. Living out that vow every day.
4. Living out that vow when it counts.