WEEK 3: Delight In Your Father’s Desires For You
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, What is Australia’s purpose on earth?
Listen and DELIGHT in what God says about Australia’s purpose. Discuss what you hear and how this helps define your nation’s DESTINY. Share your insights via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/40DaysofDelight or www.40daysofdelight.com.au
DELIGHT in the relevance of Jesus’ teaching for our nation in this generation. Jesus said, “first be passionate to do God’s will – and then you will be able to discern.” (John 7:17) In John 7:17-24 Jesus warns about deception. In this generation many say “there is truth in all religions. That is like saying there is water in most poisons so it is all right to drink. It is not the water that kills, it is the poison. The more ambiguous the poison the more dangerous it is. The closer it is to the real thing, the more damage it does. And the enemy of human souls knows this all too well.” (Tozer 2008, p89-90)
REFLECT on the consequences of wilful men, injustice and the lies of popular culture being accepted in our nation.
EMBRACE Jesus’ standards of God’s mercy & truth within you – His healing water for Australia (John 7:24). Consider Jesus’ words, that those who give themselves to Him will receive living water, the Spirit of God Himself, to keep them from ever again being thirsty. They will become a spring welling up to eternal life. Indeed, the living water will become rivers of living water flowing out from the believer’s life to a thirsty world! How relevant is this in our desert continent and our parched culture.
REFLECT on the power of Jesus to restore mercy, truth and Australia’s DESTINY through you (John 7:32-53).
DECLARE: All you thirsty ones, come to Jesus! Come to Jesus and drink! Believe in God, so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being.” (John 7:38) “The river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb… for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. They will see his face… and His name will be on their foreheads. And they will reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:1-5)
RESEARCH & DISCERN: Australia’s DESTINY on earth. Pause to seek God’s revelation of your nation’s purpose. Explore the Indigenous history of your nation Indigenous Australia – http://partnersinprayer.org.au/vision/restorative-justice/; the Christian heritage of your nation www.chr.org.au and key prophetic words spoken over your nation www.australianpropheticcouncil.com.au. Do you know of significant prophetic words that have been spoken over our nation? If so, please email us the words or links to websites where these are listed.
DESTINY BLESSING: Bless God’s purpose for our nation. Declare By faith, “We choose to align with the purposes of God for our nation. We will know and fulfil Australia’s DESTINY under the sovereignty of Jesus!”
- DELIGHT in your Father and His DESTINY for your life.
Holy Father, we are thirsty! We seek to know You truly and DELIGHT and trust in Your appointments – more than our own initiatives or ideas. Implant in us as Your children Your irrevocable call so we can withstand opposition and fulfil the purpose You have for our nation. Make us passionate to do Your will so we can discern between what is from Your heart and what is from our culture; so we can judge according to Your standards of mercy and truth (John 7:17, 24) and fulfil Your purpose for our nation.
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Lord, I cry to you as our judge, have mercy on friends – may they not be among the separated ones – those who will not be able to come to Jesus. Remove every hindrance in them, I pray and open their hearts to Your call.
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Jesus, our Saviour, wash away our sin, poisons, contaminates, all the artificial substitutes of religion from our dry hearts. In Your name I declare rivers of living water will burst out from God’s people in our wide dry nation – so those who thirst for righteousness may come to Jesus and drink (John 7:37-38).
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