Week 06, 2022

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, in reflection, and in music. Below are some starting points for reflection, and I hope you find them helpful. The goal is to not just rush through these and then get on with your day. Take your time and reflect throughout the week on these items. This week we are focusing on how can glorify God. May we take time this week to give praise and glory to our great God!

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His Name is Near

Journal Entry // March 13, 2021

We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.

Psalm 75:1 ESV

On the anniversary of one of the low points of my life, this verse is exactly the medicine I need to reflect upon this morning. The enemy would have me contemplate the guilt and shame that culminated in this day a year ago. The enemy would have this day as a reminder of how weak and frail and sinful I truly am. He would not be wrong. But the lie that the enemy brings in this day is that I am done and finished. That I will never recover what was lost. That I am in a pit of despair without hope of being lifted out.

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Readying the Bride

Journal Entry // December 31, 2021

Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;

Revelation 19:7 ESV

O how I long for this day to arrive. The day when the Church is swept up and presented in marriage to the Lamb. That day is the culmination of thousands of years of God’s hand guiding and preparing and making the Church ready to be the Bride of Christ. What a glorious and wonderful day. A day that will be for rejoicing, exulting, and giving all glory to the Jesus. The day when all of the enemies of God will be removed to the place prepared for them and the people of God will be with their beloved.

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Always Without Ceasing

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Rejoice… Pray… Give Thanks…
Always… Without Ceasing… All Circumstances

Every moment of every day with every single breath of my life, God’s will for me is to rejoice, pray, and give thanks. This has not been the pattern of my life at all. I can see the increasing occurrence of them in my heart as the Spirit continues to move within me, but they have not been with these adjectives.

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