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 recognising Jesus’ Voice. (John 10:3,14,16,27)
DELIGHT in your prayer life becoming an intimate dialogue with your Beloved. Hear Jesus call you by name! Jesus said, “The sheep recognise the voice of the True Shepherd because he calls His own by name. My own sheep will hear My voice and I know each one, and they will follow Me.” (John 10:3, 27) We are to pause to listen; to recognise His voice and follow His constant guidance (Isaiah 30:21). “Always we are simply children walking and talking with our Father.” (Willard 1998 p266) “All who are interactive with the spirit of God are God’s children.” (Romans 8:14)
DELIGHT, like love, trust and joy, is not just an emotion. It’s a choice to linger in God’s presence to worship and communicate intimately with Him. “You will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” (Proverbs 8:17) “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4)
DELIGHT in God activates your intention and capacity to worship with:
- Boundless confidence in the character of God and respect for the One who holds the universe.
- Admiration – love stemming from gratitude and the love of utter infinite excellence.
- Fascination – being excited, captured and entranced by the presence and person of God; and filled with astonished wonder at the inconceivable elevation and the magnitude and the splendour of God.
- Adoration – white hot love made incandescent with fire of the Holy Spirit, loving God with all the powers within us – with fear, wonder, yearning and awe. ( Tozer 2008 p116-120)
DELIGHT in your DESTINY. In today’s reading Jesus speaks about “the DESTINY My Father has set before Me” (John 10:18) and says, “I have been uniquely chosen by God and sent to you as His messenger” (John 10:34). We too can surrender our lives to the DESTINY our Father has set before us and be sent as His messenger. What God is inviting you to do will be the greatest opportunity you will ever have! “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
SHARE with those you care about how much you value the DESTINY your Father has for them.
- DELIGHT in Jesus and declare your life message.
Speak frankly with your Lord about hearing His voice. If you do not discern God’s still small voice, ask Jesus to tune you to distinguish His inner voice from your own and other chatter. Ask Him today and every day, “Lord, what would you say to me?” “What would you have me say?” “…to whom, when, where?”
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Pray for your friends to hear the still small voice of God.
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Lord, as I go through my normal day, speak with me about what You see and what You would have me say and do, so I pray and live in agreement with Your will and see Your kingdom can come to those around me.
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