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 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 philo. Was 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)
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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