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DAY 9: Thurs 26 Feb

WEEK 2: Delight in Who Your Father Designed You To Be
DESTINY QUESTION: Father, Who do You say I am?
To know your DESTINY you need your Father’s perspective of your eternal identity – who you are in heaven. (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 clear answers to all these questions.
Pause to discern who you are from heaven’s perspective. Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.

DELIGHT in who Jesus is: John 4:1-30 The Passion Translation. “I would give to you living water…” (John 4:10)

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DELIGHT in knowing your Father spiritually – not just through head knowledge or external religious practices. We have the privilege to know and worship our Father from the core of our being. “From now on, to worship the Father is not a matter of the right place, but the right heart. For God is Spirit and He longs to have sincere worshippers who worship and adore Him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) “True worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers He seeks.” (John 4:23 NIV) “God is infinitely more concerned that He has worshippers than workers.” (Tozer 2008 p101) “The one who joins Himself to the Lord is one in spirit with Him.” (1 Corinthians 6:17)

DELIGHT in continually dwelling in the Truth of God and having more and more freedom released in your life. “To dwell in His Word we must know it: know that it is and what it means. But we really dwell in it by putting it into practice. Where His Word is, there He is.” (Willard 1998 p324) You will grow into your new identity in Christ through encounter and process. Your thinking, words and actions will be brought into alignment with who your Father says you are, establishing your new lifestyle. Prophetic revelation of who your Father says you are – gives you a destination, a ticket to travel, luggage to unpack. (Cook 2012) Long, intense, deep periods of undistracted solitude, silence, study of scripture, worship and prayer are crucial to progress in spiritual perception and understanding; and to breaking the power of evil in us and around us. Fasting breaks the power of our automatic responses and dependencies so we can be rewired!

REFLECT: Be truthful, honest, real, authentic and transparent with yourself, with God and then others: Is any mindset or sin blocking you from stepping into your DESTINY?

DELIGHT in the truth and freedom that Jesus gave the woman at the well. When you receive the truth about who Jesus is – you can live in a constant flow of living water that liberates and satisfies every aspect of your life. “I would give to you living water…a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit, springing up and flooding you with endless life!” (John 4:10,14) “There is such a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you are in the right place for the right purpose, in being sure you’re doing what God has destined you to do. This is the life that is contented and fruitful.” Bobby Conner http://www.bobbyconner.org/articles/DELIGHTING-THE-LORD!—Beholding-the-Light-of-His-Face!

DELIGHT your Lord! “The water Jesus wanted was the refreshing, satisfying pleasure of her devotion. He says to every one of us, ‘Nothing satisfies Me except you.’ The sinner drank of the Saviour and the Saviour drank of the sinner and both were satisfied.” (John 4:6-8 TPT Notes)

DESTINY BLESSING: Ask the Holy Spirit to seal your identity in Christ through your Father’s blessing

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  • DELIGHT in Jesus and His DESTINY for your life. Jesus, I DELIGHT in Your humanity! It’s so astonishing that You know what it is to thirst and to ask for water. I recognise Your longing for the satisfying, refreshing pleasure of my devotion. Each of us can satisfy You uniquely as we devote ourselves to DELIGHT in You! I DELIGHT in Your living water in every aspect of my life. I drink of You and invite You to draw from me my deepest love and truth filled insight. (John 4:6-8 TPT Notes)
  • Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY. My Lord, may a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit spring up and flood my friends with endless life so that they abide in relationship with You, Jesus, and stay forever satisfied.
  • Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region. Lord, wash away all that inhibits us being a dry nation, a weary thirsty people. Fill us with a continual outpouring of Your Holy Spirit and make us a missionary sending nation that overflows with Your abundant life.

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  • sue 26/02/2015, 7:41 pm

    From Sherry Lowah. Hi Sue,

    Thanks for your encouragement today…. greatly appreciated!

    As I mentioned, we are so excited here in Alice Springs, NT to be able to celebrate with you all by joining with you in the National Day of Prayer & Fasting and the 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting.. it truly has been amazing and already I can sense a real shift in the atmosphere, especially here in Central Australia.

    I had the opportunity to speak at my local church, about the National Day of Prayer & Fasting, and how it is important for all Australians, especially Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to be committed to praying for this great nation of ours Australia, as we are the custodians, caretakers, traditional owners of this country, that the Lord has placed here. I went on to encourage them about our forefathers (Indigenous/Non-Indigenous) fighting for freedom for this country, in all the wars that Australia was involved in, and also the fact that Indigenous Australians have always fought for this country from the very beginning.

    I also explained that Australia has a Black history, a White history and a Christian history, and encouraged the congregation to research these histories and celebrate them all, and especially as believers to acknowledge our Christian heritage. There were Indigenous people in the congregation and I once again encouraged them to ‘fight spiritually’ for this country, because we have to protect it like the Garden of Eden – it is our responsibility to be Watchmen/Gatekeepers….. watch what comes in and what goes out.. we are protectors of the land! (By that time everyone in the room was crying… as it was a very powerful, Holy Spirit message!).

    The following opportunities have also opened up in Alice:

    • Our prayer group, has been part of the prayer & fasting and have encouraged others to do so as well.
    • Tonight we will open up the prayer for all believers from various denominations/ministries to join with us to pray for Australia.
    • There is potential for a House of Prayer for children aged 3-6yrs, which will encourage children to grow spiritually.
    I am very happy and totally blessed that these opportunities are happening! Thankyou Sue and Partners in Prayer Team for this wonderful opportunity to pray for our country! I am beginning to see the promises that the Lord has for Alice Springs/Central Australia and Australia becoming a reality!

    Many, many Blessings,

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