Week 4: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Marketplace Life
By Senator (elect) Bob Day AO, Adelaide, SA
Spheres of Influence: National Trade, Finance & Government
Intention: God’s Promises for Our Nation will Be Fulfilled as We Listen and Obey Him.
Biblical Promise: Joshua 3: (Note v5, 9-10) – “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God. This is how you will know that the living God is among you…”
Receive God’s Promises for Your Marketplace Life:
The simple truth is, life is not about us. Like turtles on a fence post – we don’t get anywhere by ourselves; we certainly don’t get into leadership positions by ourselves! Everything I have achieved has been done thanks to a lot of help from a lot of people.
Our success and happiness in every area of our lives as a citizen, leader or disciple of Jesus – forever depends on our relationship with God and with others. Relationships are built on effective communication – stopping to listen and dialogue. To serve and lead well – making time to find out not just what people want but more importantly, why they want it. Often their motivation holds the key to their solution.
In our communication with God we also need to stop to listen and dialogue. We hear people say, “Don’t just stand there – do something!” But in Joshua 3 the leaders were told “Don’t do anything, just stand there and wait.” To succeed you have to know God’s plan and move with His agenda. Better a few grams of pain from the transitional phases of discipline involved in obedience than tons of pain from regret. Read Psalm 46: note 10-11 “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Lord, I pause now and am still, waiting before you to hear who you say I am.
• In Jesus’ name we release God’s blessing for the development of infrastructure systems for transport; employment – particularly for youth; and housing – for the homeless.
• May the friends I am praying for – these 40 days – know you, Jesus.
Activate God’s Promises in Marketplace Life:
• During these 40 days practice spending extended time waiting and listening to God.
• Be intentional in listening well to others.
• Express your gratitude to someone who has helped you get where you are today.
Bob Day AO
An Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the housing industry
social welfare – especially housing the homeless – and the community
Federal Chairman of the Family First Party
Family First Senator (elect) for South Australia.