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DAY 40: Palm Sunday 29 March 2015

WEEK 6: Delight In Jesus – Christ in you. You in Christ.
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, who am I in my heart?
See: Phil Mason (2012) The Knowledge of the Heart. The Supernatural Transformation Series. Who I am is reflected outwardly by my choices, decisions, behaviour and life style.
Your key life scriptures, and prophetic words spoken by others, may help you discern God’s answers to your DESTINY Questions. Seek God’s revelation of your DESTINY beyond these 40 days until you have one sentence answers to all the questions.
Listen to what God reveals about the hidden parts of your heart. Journal the spiritual formation of your identity in Christ.

QUICK DEVOTIONAL: Read the words in blue.

DELIGHT in who Jesus is: John 21:1-25 The Passion Translation. “Do you burn with love for Me?” (John 21:15)

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DELIGHT in Jesus: burn with love for Him.

  • Jesus asked Peter,Do you love Me?” (John 21:15,16,17)
    REFLECT on Jesus’ progressive questions: Do you burn with (agape) love for Me more than these? Do you burn with (agape) love for Me? or Do you (just) have (philo) great affection for Me? At the time the Great Apostle Peter could only admit to philoWas Peter saddened by the repeated invitation to agape or by his lack of it? (John 21:17)
  • Jesus asks us, At the end of these 40 Days – how deeply do you DELIGHT in Me?
    Do you love Me as One you sacrificially surrender your life to? or Do you love Me as a brother?
  • Jesus asks us, Do you love me more than these?  Will you keep pursuing progressive intimacy with Me? Jesus’ command to “Feed My male lambs, Feed My sheep, Feed My female lambs” emphasises that our love for Him will be evidenced by our action: taking care of the people in His flock. This is our DESTINY. Peter lived his life ‘believing in him, exulting with unutterable joy filled with glory.’ (1 Peter 1:8) Will you? (Willard 1998 p322, TPT Notes: John 21:15-16)

DELIGHT in your DESTINY. “For the grace of God that offers salvation… teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” (Titus 11-14) His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:3-11)

DELIGHT in your Beloved forever! “The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.” (Crowder 2009 p15) We anticipate “…the day He comes to be glorified in His holy people and to be marvelled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.” (2 Thessalonians 1:10) “And they shall live with His face in view, and that they belong to Him will show on their faces. God the Lord will be radiant in their midst. And they will reign through the ages of ages.” (Revelation 22:4-5)

DESTINY BLESSING: We bless our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God! May His purposes and likeness be manifest on earth – bringing glory to the Father and heaven to earth (Psalm 103-104, Nehemiah 9:4-6).

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PRAYER:  King of Kings, Beloved Lord of Lords, We DELIGHT ourselves in You! Reign and be glorified in every part of us. Fulfil Your DESTINY for our nation – heaven on earth. Reign forever and ever. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen

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  • sue 01/04/2015, 10:09 am

    From Facebook:Ali Lavis
    7:38am Apr 1
    The 40 days of delight has been the basis of my Lenten reflection this year, and has truly been a blessing to me. I see Jesus more clearly. I see myself more clearly. I have decided that joy is a much better look than constant self recrimination!

    May God richly bless you all, and keep you in the palm of His beautiful hand.

    Thank you, Ali

  • sue 31/03/2015, 11:06 am

    Kerrie Carlaw
    9:37am Mar 31
    It has been such a wonderful journey these past fourty days to travel a road deeper into knowing the heart of our redeemer. Each day provided an opportunity to stop , be refreshed, be challenged, loved, moved, inspired , washed and to grow. Thank you to all who have spent time in the preparation of this forty days of delight. May the depth of his love and the seeds sown during this forty days become a full harvest and bring glory to his name..

  • sue 29/03/2015, 4:24 pm

    Hi Sue,
    What a journey!
    What a Saviour!
    What a crew of faith filled believers!
    This has been the most blessed time of my life and I am grateful to you and David and all your support crew.
    The teaching, encouragement, assignments released and blessings of life and love and wisdom will endure forever –Praise Jesus!
    Much love and blessings to you of refreshment in the Lord.

    Deborah Jenkinson
    Grampians Wall.

    You asked us to ask Father what were our secret names – Father showed me that in Heaven He has a vast trophy room and all the trophies are behind glass. They are not trophies as we are used to down here –they are the colours assigned to every spirit-filled believer as we run toward the finish line – colours just like a runner would wear at the Stawell Gift. These colours are unique to every runner and are made specifically for individual runners –no two are the same and the colours have significant meaning to every runner.

    These are the words I heard –
    “I have taken from the trophy room where all the runners colours of My sons and daughters are kept for such a time as this to be claimed .”

    The condition to claim our colours was that we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into.

    Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with the passion and determination that is assigned to us from Jesus – for the path has already been marked out for us.

    Early this morning, I heard these words :-

    Beloved’s, watch and pray!
    Keep mounted upon the horse you prayer warriors!
    Those of you who see –let those who hear know what you see!
    And those who hear –let those who see, know what you hear!
    And all watch and listen that you may know the days that are fast approaching on this land and her peoples.
    For I have summoned you in the Forty Days to taste again and see with fresh eyes that I Am God in the midst of this Nation.
    My love for this land and her peoples is unfailing.
    My words over this land and her peoples are not to be taken lightly.

    Do not be upset when I correct you – the correction is from My love even when it seems harsh.
    For in these days you were born for such a time as this, where those who are called by My Name will lead and show a people who have lost their way –the better way – A New and Living Way!
    And you are to be a fountain of blessing pouring out onto the lives of others and you will glow even in the darkest of places.
    The work is great and I Am calling My people to run –to run with Heaven’s sound and to run with Heaven’s sight.

    Church of Australia you lag behind!
    Quicken your pace – there is much to happen and so little time.

    “Hold on to loyal love and don’t let go, And be faithful to all that you’ve been taught.
    Let your life be shaped by Integrity.
    With truth written upon your heart.
    That’s how you will find favour and understanding with both God and men.
    You will gain the reputation of living life well.”

    Proverbs 3:3-4 “ The Passion Translation.”

  • sue 29/03/2015, 4:22 pm

    Dear sue
    Thank you for the daily devotions through 40 days of Delight they were wonderful, encouragement , guiding with Love ,upstanding & fulfilling getting to know the Lord Jesus Christ more & more.
    Thanking you
    Jannette Powter

  • sue 29/03/2015, 4:21 pm

    Dear Sue and David,
    Your joint effort was so good and I found it truly a delight. To know that God delights in us is something I need to remind myself of often and I found that these 40 days helped me to do this. It was so worthwhile. Thank you so very much.
    May God bless you and may you walk in the sunshine of His love.
    Jean Docker

  • sue 29/03/2015, 4:21 pm

    Dear Sue and David,

    Thanks you so much for all the blessings this time has been to me. And thank you for all the love, prayer, care and Holy Spirit revelation and insight that you’ve put into them.

    May God bless you both richly.

    Ruth Allison

  • Reg Owen 29/03/2015, 11:58 am

    You have done excellently in this devotional series. Thank you for all your efforts. It’s been a joy and blessing to meditate and especially pray corporately with the wider community of believers in Christ as Lord. I’m sure there will be an ongoing overflow of effect to the whole Church, and the wider Australian community as a result. Looking forward to more of the same in future seasons of waiting on God!

  • sue 29/03/2015, 10:16 am

    Thank you David Tensen and Sue Tinworth for all your hard work and contributions to the 40 Days of Delight and Brian Simmons for the blessing of reading the Gospel of John through the passion translation ! It has been a journey of discovery and delight ! May God bless you all exceedingly abundantly according to Eph 3:20 !
    Michelle on Facebook

  • sue 29/03/2015, 10:13 am

    The 40 Days of Delight will remain on this website (www.40daysofdelight.com.au). Just go to Daily Devotions and you will find the 40 Daily Devotions with the readings from The Passion Translation by Brian Simmons and the Daily Blessings by David Tensen accessible from links within each daily reading. At some stage we will put a charge on this to fund our ongoing ministry costs. If you have enjoyed free access to the 40 Days, we would appreciate your donations toward our costs of production. May Jesus continue to be the focus of your daily delight!
    Donations to Australian Heart Ministries
    BSB: 032 695 A/C: 180 234 (Note: For 40 Days)
    PO Box 378 Unanderra NSW 2526

  • sue 29/03/2015, 10:04 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the 40 days of delight to Sue, David and Brian.
    If wanting to do the 40 days again, where do we find it on the website, as I can only find the small devotion section (pardon my ineptitude).
    I’ve got the PDF, and it has active links to David’s blessings, but no active links to the Passion translation sections of John.
    If people do the 40 days in the future, will they have access to the Bible readings as well as the blessings. If so, it would be great for the PDF to have active links to the John readings as well as to David’s blessings.

    In addition to its wonderful focus on building our awareness of how precious we are to God building our relationship with him, the 40 Days of Delight was just such a brilliant, effortless, gift of a way to work through the book of John, enjoying it all the way with it seeming so real, using the combination of the Passion translation readings, the daily email readings, and David’s blessing focusing on both, taking us back into thinking on the reading from John as well as the days focus on building a relationship with God.
    Bless you all,
    Susan G

  • sue 29/03/2015, 10:02 am

    Dear Sue, I can only say what a delight to have shared the last 40 days of pure encouragement with you all. What an amazing work of the Lord, You have done exceedingly well Sue.
    Bless you for the seeking, the searching the deliberation and the hearing from the Lord. I am blessed.
    Stay close and stay safe.
    With love and appreciation
    David Tidy

  • sue 29/03/2015, 10:02 am

    Hi Sue

    David Tensen asked in our final 40 Days of Delight Study today to contact you. I have absolutely enjoyed and delighted in this study so much. I’ve been convicted, I’ve bawled my eyes out some days and cannot thank you enough for this most wonderful study. The content of the study, especially the Bible readings and David’s prayer of blessing every day have drawn me closer to the Lord, I think, than ever before. I have found a particularly challenging key scripture for my life and grown so much. David’s prayers are just so beautiful and the whole study has just been so Spirit-filled … I don’t want it to end and I shall miss it so much. I’ve never met you or David but feel like you have been friends of mine for years!! I long to know our wonderful Saviour and Lord Jesus more and I believe this study has drawn me into a closer walk with Him. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May the Lord bless you and keep you always.

    My love and blessings to you and please pass my love and blessings on to David and all the folk who were so instrumental in this wonderful study,

    Denise XX

  • sue 29/03/2015, 10:00 am

    Thank you so much for the wonderful encouragement of this series of delighting in The Lord.
    I have been able to share some with the prayer groups I am involved in.
    The blessings were amazing. Thank you David for your contribution.
    Bless the name of The Lord…the name above all names.
    Sue Mitchell

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