WEEK 3: Delight In Your Father’s Desires For You
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, Why am I here on earth?
To know your DESTINY you need to know your Father’s perspective of your life purpose – why your were born on the earth, in this generation, in your sphere of influence. (Cook 2012) Your key life scriptures, and prophetic words spoken by others, may help you discern God’s answers to your DESTINY Questions. Seek God’s revelation of your DESTINY beyond these 40 days until you have one sentence answers to all the questions.
Listen and DELIGHT in what God says about why you are here. Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.
DELIGHT in Jesus begins by believing in Him. “The work you can do for God starts with believing in the one He has sent” (John 6:29). The word ‘believe’ appears in John 100 times! “Jesus was Himself the enduring evidence for the truth of His announcement about the availability of God’s kingdom, or governance, to human existence.” (Willard 1998 p27-8) “We know that in all things God worked for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) When we rely on Christ we receive God’s gift and find His Spirit comes to act with us in our actions (John 6:48-51). “They will all be taught by God Himself. If you are really listening to the Father and learning directly from Him, you will come to Me.” (John 6:45) “Unite your heart to Me and believe – and you will experience eternal life.” “For the longing of My Father is that everyone who embraces the Son and believes in Him will experience eternal life (John 6: 47,40)!”
DELIGHT in Jesus as the Living Bread (John 6:47-58). Jesus offers us Himself, “The Bread of God is the one who came out of heaven to give His life to feed the world. The one who eats My body and drinks My blood lives in Me and I live in him. The Father of Life sent Me, and He is My life. In the same way, the one who feeds upon Me – I will become his life.” (John 6:33, 56-57)
DELIGHT in fasting & relying on Jesus as your living bread during this fast and always. The truth of Jesus as our Living Bread is heightened in meaning during our fast. God has inexhaustible supplies of energy and resource to enable us to fulfil our life purpose. God has given you inheritance scriptures – Words for your life. Read them constantly. Ponder them. Quote them in your worship and in all your circumstances. “His rhema ‘word’ (Matthew 4:4) to me is a concrete reality that becomes, in fasting, physical sustenance to my needy body.” (Willard 1998 p218) When we feast on Jesus Himself we find God is available to nourish, sustain and renew the soul. (Willard 1998 p220)
DESTINY BLESSING: Open your heart to your Father’s blessing and receive all you need to activate your DESTINY.
- DELIGHT in your Father and His DESTINY for your life.
Generous Father, I DELIGHT in You as the source of all my provision. Everything I have is gift from You – breath, sunshine, water, health, strength, parents and children! Lord, remind me of the promises, provision and permissions you have for me in the scriptures that you have given to guide my life and describe my inheritance. Increase my ability to discern Your voice. Increase my dependence on living and learning directly from You. Increase my implicit trust in Jesus’ power to sustain and enable me during this fast and every day of our lives. Lord, I receive the sacrifice of Your body and Your blood and rest in Your gift of eternal life.
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Throw yourself on the mercy of God as you intercede for your friends. Pray they will believe in Jesus as God’s Son and their Saviour.
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Pray for God’s life giving power to transform Australia with the kingdom of Jesus and overflow in humble, enabling servanthood, compassion, justice and righteousness to our neighbouring nations (Acts 2:17-21).
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