If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:1-3)
When my husband did our tax return for the last financial year this week, he discovered that our combined income from July 2013 to June 2014 has been significantly lesser than the previous year. What astounded both of us is that we did not feel the lack or the decrease one bit. In fact, we felt quite wealthy; we lived not having to skimp or scrounge. On top of that, we felt we had more than we needed. What we had given out as love offerings has all returned to us bit by bit, in all sorts of unexpected and unsuspecting ways. Suddenly, we have now come to the end of this financial year in awe of how we have travelled here without worry or striving, and discover a marked change in our perspective on this area of our lives. Something has shifted profoundly and supernaturally within us; a lid or a limitation has been lifted off over us in this area. This has been the most restful year we have had in our marriage. Despite the circumstances, we have been privileged to experience what being a Beloved Son feels like. We have experienced a breakthrough without realizing it.
It confirms who He is and what He is like - He is superior in every way; He is above all. The good news is: The Bible says we live where He lives. This morning, i confirm this truth.
Life as a Beloved Son, i have learned and am privileged to continue to learn is a journey where we continuously live in a place of discovering how He delights in us. In other words, life with Jesus is about learning or living out a life of God's delight and affirmation. Life with Him, therefore, is joyful, restful. Abundantly supplied. Being Beloved is about worshipping a God we know and continue to know. It is about reinventing our lives in Him and before Him or realigning or renewing our spirits and minds in Him. Being Beloved is staying loved and delighted in, staying steadfast in this love. It is about being stubbornly fixed on who He is, what He says and who we are in Him. In other words, it is a continuous and giant realigning of our central attention or fixation. And suddenly, we discover being Beloved is about discovering our story is about Him. And that is true freedom. This morning, i confirm this truth.