A Sonburst of Revelation to Grow By: MY HEART’S GOAL
I frequently begin my day by asking our heavenly Father to direct my heart toward his grace and love. I want my heart to be prepared so that I am ready to have communion with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit knows the mind of God, and he is the deliverer of all that God desires for me to know about my life and living for him. He is the one who teaches me all things and also empowers me to do what God desires. It is vital that I keep my heart and mind open to him. He enlightens me, enables me, teaches me, and imparts his life to me.
In this Sonburst we see our relationship with God described in the words of 2 Corinthians 13:14, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit all have an active role in a Christian’s life. Their goal is to lead each one of us to the place where we begin to see their objectives as our objectives. They cause our viewpoint on life to change over time.
Romans 14:17, “For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,” reveals to us that the kingdom of God is not comprised of stuff or things but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Try to explain that concept to those you know who are not Christ-followers. The world we currently live in is not the kingdom that Jesus spoke of when he was living on earth. He spoke of a better world, a better kingdom, a kingdom that belongs to heaven. This world is not our permanent home. We are only passing through. Our everlasting home and citizenship belong to the heavenly kingdom.
As we reflect upon Proverbs 8:35, “For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord,” we realize that our true lives are found in Jesus Christ. It took me a long time to discover that finding the wisdom of God and experiencing true life means meeting the person of Jesus Christ. It is through a personal relationship with him that we receive the wisdom to do all that God has designed and chosen for us to do. This is life itself.
Not only that, but to find this life is to obtain the favor of God—God’s blessing over our lifetime. If I have the favor of God, what else could I want or even need? This is an amazing privilege; I can flow under the favor of God! This leads us to redemption and Ephesians 5:14, “For the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, ‘Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’”
When Christ gives us light, things happen! We cannot oversoak our hearts in these truths. As we consistently reflect upon God’s Word, we experience communion with the Holy Spirit and receive his revelation. This positions us to have the Holy Spirit share with us what God wants us to know in any given moment. It is only by knowing and applying the Word of God every day that we can experience consistent Son Power.