Week Six of Cultivate Delight, where we are actively planning our spiritual endeavors this coming week with the goal of a consistent time spent engaging our hearts with Christ in his word, in prayer, and in reflection. Below are some starting points for reflection, and I hope you find them helpful. The goal is to not rush through these and then get on with your day. Take your time and reflect throughout the week on these items. Come back often and let your heart be refreshed in the love of Christ for you.
“The three persons in the blessed Trinity are distinguished, but not divided; three substances, but one essence. This is a divine riddle, where one makes three, and three make one.”
– Thomas Watson
Matthew 26 – Mark 2
Liturgy – Westminster Shorter Catechism
Question 6: How many persons are there in the Godhead?
There are three persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. (1 John 5:7, Matt. 28:19)
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (ESV)
To know God is to know him as triune. There is one God in three Persons. Or to express the same truth in a different way, God is three Persons in one being – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.Philip Ryken, Our Triune God
The mystery of the trinity fills our hearts with wonder;
wonder at the intricacy of the Godhead.
A beautiful mystery that is beyond our comprehension;
our God distinguished but not divided.
We wonder at the glory of who you are;
and we are humbled in what you have revealed to us.
You are wholly and sovereignly other than us;
yet, you have created us in your image.
In your sovereign trinity, you created us in your image,
and we are a reflection of your perfection.
In your holiness, you breathed life into our bodies,
and gave us a hunger and thirst to know our Creator.
Lord, we want to know you deeper still.
Father, cover us in your steadfast love and mercy.
Jesus, spread your grace around us and fill us with the Spirit.
Spirit, dwell within us and bring conviction, repentance, and forgiveness.
Lord, draw us ever closer to you;
let us know you as Father, as Son, and as Spirit.
Reveal yourself to us in an intimate and personal way;
unite our hearts as one in the Spirit through Jesus.