Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 1:22)
Today we conclude our 40 days of Discipline journey, and as has been our practice, Saturday is reserved for review.
This year we focused on the theme: Our Identity. We discovered that the Disciplines are a vital resource in discovering and living out our God prescribed identity. As we conclude Passion Week though, the most important lesson about our identity is this: Our real identity is to be found in Jesus. He is the source and sustainer of our “new” identity. As we celebrated His death yesterday and look forward to the celebration of His resurrection, we are reminded of the following:
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
My prayer for all of you is that as you consider your identity this verse will be in full operation in your lives.
I hope that over the course of our Lenten journey you have increased your commitment to practicing the Disciplines in service of being more like our lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Something to think about:
The objective of the 40 Days of Discipline journey is spiritual growth. What will you take away from this year’s journey to aid your growth in Christ?