Devotional: A Revelation of Who He Is
In Matthew 16:13-19, we see Jesus asking his disciples who people say he is. This exchange reminds us that our knowledge of God and our identity as His children is not something we can acquire solely through human effort or intellect. It is a revelation that comes from the Father, and it anchors our identity and purpose. Living in fresh revelation means seeking to know God more deeply and intimately every day. We cannot rely on past experiences or second-hand knowledge of God. We must be intentional in seeking a personal revelation of who God is and what He desires for us. As we anchor our identity in Christ, we are released to live the life God has called us to. We are empowered to fulfill our purpose, use our gifts, and share the love of God with others. Let us seek to live in fresh revelation and allow it to shape our lives, so we can be effective witnesses for Christ in the world.
Questions for Meditation
- How can we intentionally seek fresh revelation from God in our daily lives, and what practices or disciplines can help us stay attuned to His voice?
- What does it mean to anchor our identity in Christ, and how can we ensure that our sense of self-worth and purpose comes from Him rather than external factors or our own efforts?
- In what ways can the revelation of who Jesus is transform our understanding of God’s character, and how can we share this truth with others?
- How can we use our unique gifts and talents to fulfill the calling God has placed on our lives, and what steps can we take to develop and utilize these gifts more effectively?
- How was Peter released with God’s authority after He received revelation?
- What does Peter’s story show us about our stories?