February 11, 2020. Day 42: Man does not live by bread alone.

The wilderness is a gift of God’s grace. It is God’s love for us that leads us there. For it is there that our hearts are exposed by our hunger. It is there that we find Jesus waiting with his infinite love and grace wanting to truly satisfy our heart’s hunger. It is in the wilderness that we find that Jesus is more precious to us than anything this temporal world can offer. It is in the wilderness that “to live is Christ.”

February 10, 2020. Day 41: Love the Lord your God.

“To live is Christ” means God has poured his unconditional and eternal love into our hearts by pouring Christ’s sacrificial life into our hearts. When we know and trust that we are loved infinitely we are transformed into the lovers that God seeks. Not just obeyers, but wholehearted lovers. Lovers that find the meaning of our lives in loving God with everything that we are and everything that are becoming.

February 7, 2020. Day 38: The Lord bless you and keep you.

“To live is Christ” is the realization of the priestly blessing of God. God’s face shining upon us is the face of Christ shining in our hearts (2 Cor. 4:6). God’s countenance turned toward us bringing the fear melting power of his peace. Not a peace that’s found in the temporal blessings of this earth, but the peace that passes all our human understanding and grows through all eternity. The eternally satisfying blessing of God’s presence now placed in us in the indwelling life of Christ.

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