WEEK 5: Delight In Jesus And His Kingdom’s Dominion In Your Domain
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, Who are my people?
By this we mean: Who are the people group God calls you to minister to and journey with? Your people may be from a particular locality, ethnicity, age group, cultural style or share formative experiences or purpose. 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.
Discern what God says to you. Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.
QUICK DEVOTIONAL: Read the words in blue.
DELIGHT in the Kingdom of God: the “divine conspiracy of God to overcome the human kingdoms of this world – at both the individual and the corporate or governmental level – with love, justice and knowledge of truth.” (Willard 2014 p307)
WONDER at how Jesus surrendered His life to God’s purpose. “Even though I am torn within and My soul is in turmoil, I will not ask the Father to rescue Me from this hour of trial. For I have come to fulfil My purpose – to offer Myself to God. So Father, bringing glory to Your name!” (John 12:27)
PAUSE to express your response.
DELIGHT in offering yourself to God for His purpose. “A saint or hero is one who to a significant degree chooses to forgo or risk forgoing the enjoyment of goods or even necessities, perhaps life itself, for the sake of advancing the good of others.” (Willard 2014 p79) Jesus said, “The person who loves his life and pampers himself will miss true life! But the one who detaches his life from this world and abandons himself to Me will find true life and enjoy it forever! If you want to be My disciple, follow Me and you will go where I am going. And if you truly follow Me as My disciple, the Father will shower His favour upon your life.” (John 12:25-26)
DELIGHT in the wonder of God’s favour upon your life – the blessings you receive daily! Believe for the resources needed by the people group in the sphere to which God assigns you!
DESTINY BLESSING: Our Father built regular patterns of blessing into Jewish life because He wants us to enjoy His favour. Receive God’s blessing and let His blessings flow through you to the people near you – bringing kingdom life to your people group and domain (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; 30:19-20).
- DELIGHT in Jesus and invite His kingdom into your domain.
Lord, everything was done so we can come. Everything is possible because You have won our hearts! I come to You to offer Myself to You again in this new day, that by Your grace and Your power I may fulfil my purpose for being among the people group to whom You have assigned me. Lord help me faithfully fulfil my DESTINY on earth to bring glory to You and for Your kingdom to come.
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Father, I pray for my listed friends that they might become true followers of Jesus who detach from this world and abandon themselves to Jesus – to go where He goes (John 12:25-26).
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Jesus, Your light has come to our dark world and we no longer wander in darkness! I declare this in Your name (John 12:44-49)! Lord, we thank You and pray protection for the people of light who are prayer walking and ministering in our neighbourhoods, regions and nations – so hope dawns in our world and we see evil rulers of this world overthrown. We want to see Satan fall from the heavens over our regions as Your kingdom is established through local houses of peace – Houses of Prayer- everywhere (Luke 10:18).
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