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.
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DELIGHT passionately in Jesus and you will be empowered to obey His commands and His Father! Jesus said, “Those who truly love Me are those who obey My commandments. Whoever passionately loves Me will be passionately loved by My Father And I will passionately love you in return and will manifest My life within you. Loving Me empowers you to obey My word. And My Father will love you so deeply that We will come to you and make our dwelling place in you.” (John 14:21,23) Jesus’ DESTINY was fulfilled because of His obedience. “I am doing exactly what the Father has destined for Me to accomplish, so that the world will discover how much I love My Father. Now come with Me.” (John 14:31)
DELIGHT in Godly Leaders. “Leaders who represent and maintain a wonderfully rich and robust example of integrity of character in fulfilling their duties, exemplify and testify to the truth and goodness of God in a way that promotes, establishes and maintains shalom for the benefit of all.” (Willard 2014 p32) We need to pray for bless, equip, inspire and encourage leaders who are dedicated to working with Jesus in furthering the kingdom within the key institutions and structures of our society (1Timothy 2:1-4). Pray we see the local church move “from simply advocating understanding of or professing belief in the availability of life in the kingdom to demonstrating and manifesting a broader expression of what the gospel can accomplish when brought directly to bear on the weighty matters of our social realities. These matters are crucial and eternal, for they deal with the eternal souls of those individuals within our families, our neighbours, our society, and finally the world at large.”(Willard 2014 p31)
DISCERN: Who are the mentors and role models God has given you to guide your vision, mission, values, conduct, character and communication and support you toward fulfilling your DESTINY? (Willard 2014 p36)
DISCERN: Who are the people in your domain you are destined to ‘father’ – to disciple and encourage?
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 God, Almighty, enable me express my love for You by fulfilling exactly what I am destined to do in this world. It doesn’t matter how small or big my part is; how long term or short term; how hidden or public – I want to be available to You. Keep me vigilantly alert to Your will so I live in passionate love and obedience.
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Jesus, Yahweh Shalom, I pray today that my friends and those in my sphere of influence you will know the DELIGHT of the gift of the perfect peace that Your indwelling leaves with us (John 14:27)! Replace fear and anxiety with courage as they learn to rely on and rest in Your love.
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Father, the world needs to discover Jesus and know You as their Father; and the comfort and truthfulness of the Holy Spirit. I pray for leaders in all aspects of our society and for us as the church – to arise together to implement Your life giving kingdom reign in our communities, transforming us and fulfilling our nation’s prophetic DESTINY.
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