Father of Glory: Getting Closer to God

 

Activation:

How do I get closer to God?

Move towards him.

Application:

  1. What are the areas of your life that are not glorious — the areas you most need to work on?

  2. Now that you know God will not promote you higher until you have made your current status glorious, what changes do you need to make in your life right now to get ready for the next step upward?

  3. Write down the steps you are going to take to turn your messes into shining examples that will open the way for God to start the promotion process in your life.

Father of Glory: Goodness, Presence, and Power

 

Activation:

Invite Holy Spirit to reveal any mindset that may be a barrier to you receiving the Father of Glory's Goodness, Presence, and Power in a greater measure in your life.

Application:

Determine to engage in the process of transforming this mindset according to Romans 12:2 by the following:

  1. Ask yourself, "What is my mindset around the Goodness of God?"

  2. Ask yourself, "Will this mindset benefit me in my relationship with Father God -- moving closer to His heart?"

  3. If not, pursue transforming this mindset with the Word of God. Read scripture about the goodness of God, intentionally meditate on this truth.

  4. Observe yourself and notice when you focus on things in your renewed mindset. Are you experiencing different results?

Be Obedient

 

Activation:

Saturate yourself in the Holy Spirit. Draw close to Him. Be baptized in Him. Immerse yourself in the Holy Spirit of God.

Application:

Identify areas of your life where they may be sins of commission or sins of omission. Repent... change your behavior in those areas. Get ready for an outpouring.

Be Unashamed

 

Activation:

Is there an area of your life where you feel ashamed? This may be an indicator of active or unconfessed sin.

Will you continue to hide this or will you confess it (to God and someone you trust)? *James 5:16

Application:

Take responsibility for your actions. Is there sin you need to take responsibility for?

Make it right. -- This may include an apology, changed behavior (repentance), or restitution.

Be Holy. Part 3

 

Activation:

REPENT.

Acts 2:38 (NLT)

Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Application:

Read 1 Peter and do your own study.

Determine an area of your life where you want a greater level of freedom and wholeness. Live towards holiness in that area.

Be Holy. Part 2

 

Activation:

REPENT.

Acts 2:38 (NLT)

Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Application:

Read 1 Peter and do your own study.

Determine an area of your life where you want a greater level of freedom and wholeness. Live towards holiness in that area.

Be Holy. Part 1

 

Activation:

Psalm 139:23-24 (TPT)

Pray this scripture:  
God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart. Examine me through and through; find out everything that may be hidden within me. Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares. See if there is any path of pain I'm walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways -- the path that brings me back to you.

Application:

Read 1 Peter and do your own study.

Determine an area of your life where you want a greater level of freedom and wholeness. Live towards holiness in that area.

Hurdles: Forgiveness

 

Activation:

Demonstration of Forgiveness:

I choose to forgive ___________, and I release them from my judgment.

I choose to no longer partner with the lie ______________.

Holy Spirit, show me the truth. (Write down this truth.)

Ask Holy Spirit, "Is there anyone I need to forgive?"

As Holy Spirit brings to mind the person and/or situation, begin to use this model to declare forgiveness in that relationship.

Application:

Defend your act of forgiveness by taking thoughts captive.

Begin to embrace the gift of Abundant Life.