WEEK 4: Delight In Declaring What Your Father Is Saying
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, What is my Life Message?
Knowing your testimony will enable you to carry the gospel of Jesus in how you live and in what you say. 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.
Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.
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DELIGHT in how Jesus speaks about His relationship with His father.
“I have fully embraced My Father and I treasure His every word.” (John 8:55)
DISCERN: Which father are you looking to for the truth about your identity?
Discern your Father in heaven’s desires – from the manipulation of the father of lies. “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God.” (John 8:44)
DELIGHT in becoming your Father’s son. Knowing you are a son of God enables you to live in the embrace of your Father and the power of His indwelling Spirit so you are free of the domination and enslavement of sin in your old habitual patterns of thought, feeling and action (John 8:31-36).
Jesus said, “Can you name one sin that I’ve committed (John 8:46)?” Let the revelation of being a son set you free from sin (John 8:31-32,36)! “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who DELIGHTS in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24)
DELIGHT in Jesus’ Life Message! “I speak to you this eternal truth. Whoever cherishes my words and keeps them will never experience death.” (John 8:51)
DISCERN: What does this mean to you?
“We are never-ceasing spiritual beings with an eternal destiny in the full world of God.” (Willard p98) ”Those who are love and loved by God are not allowed to cease to exist, because they are God’s treasure. He DELIGHTS in them and intends to hold fast to them. He has even prepared for them an individualised eternal work in his vast universe…There God will preserve every one of his treasured friends in the wholeness of their personal existence precisely because he treasures them in that form.” (Willard 1998 p97)
- DELIGHT in Jesus and declare your life message.
Lord, I DELIGHT in You as my eternal God – always beyond time and able to see the end from the beginning – the I AM who existed before Abraham was born. I DELIGHT in you as my loving Father. In You I live and have my being. I am Your son and I DELIGHT in the freedom given me to proclaim my life message with faith!
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Father, I pray Your message of sonship will find a home in my friends’ hearts. I pray they will know by revelation what it means to be free from sin and to be Your children. I declare over them, “If you really knew God, you would listen, receive and respond with faith to His words (John 8:47).”
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Jesus, I pray for the salvation of my fellow Australians. Pour out Your Spirit that we might be convicted of sin, repentant and reconciled to You as Father. Transform us from orphans to sons with eternal DESTINY.
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