Jesus says, “blessed are you who have eyes to see and ears to hear…”. When we see and hear rightly and reflect the image of Jesus we can begin to more opportunity to be abundant life givers to the world around us and establish the Kingdom of God.
- Confrontation: Matthew 5:22-24
- Feedback: Proverbs 1:7-8
- Meeting Needs: John 13:3-10
- Recommended Listening: “Brave Communication” by Dann Farrelly, available online at the Bethel Store: https://shop.ibethel.org/products/brave-communication
- Ask God to heal you from any fear of confrontation. Invite Him to give you wisdom, courage, and grace to forgive offenses and to confront those that do need to be addressed.
- Prayer the prayer of David inviting God’s feedback in your life:
Investigate my life, O God,
find out everything about me:
cross-examine and test me,
get a clear picture of what I’m about:
See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong-
then guide me on the road to eternal life. (Psalm 139: 23-24 MSG)
- Ask God for grace to speak the truth in love and build greater trust and intimacy in your relationships. and for His heart to care about and adjust to meet the needs of those He has placed in your life.
- If you identified any area of your life where you feel you need better feedback, seek it out. Pay attention to the people in your life this week and look for occasions to give positive feedback.
- Repent for any harsh, critical words that you have spoken and apologize if necessary. If you have any relational connection that feels distant or damaged, make a plan to strengthen your connection.
- ask someone close to you this week, “What do you need from me? How can I serve you?”
- build the following into your life:
a. People who are welcome to give you feedback every day.
b. A habit of asking people around you, “How are you experiencing me? Do you have any feedback for me?”
This Sunday as family has shared their story, you will be encouraged and edified to know that God has given you a Testimony so that He can do it again in another person.
- Abundance: Luke 11:9-13, Matthew 5:42-45
- Authority: Ephesians 6:1-4
- Generosity: Consider how these different translations render Isaiah 32:8, and meditate on the connection between being generous, being noble, and being honorable:
But a generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand. (NKJV)
But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands. (ESV)
An honorable man makes honorable plans; his honorable character gives him security. (NET)
- Recommended Listening: “Expectation and Expectancy” by Danny Silk, available online at the Bethel Store: https://shop.ibethel.org/products/expectation-and-expectancy
- INvite the Lord to show you any area of your life where you believe there isn’t enough, and ask Him to align your thinking and faith with the truth of His abundance. Ask for greater faith to ask, receive, and give in ways that benefit a true son or daughter.
- Pray for every leader you know to encounter, communicate and demonstrate the Father’s Heart in greater measure. Pray for a heart of honor to obey and stay accountable to the leaders God has placed in your life, as unto Him.
- Ask God for increased wisdom in “devising, gnerous things,” and increased hoy and cheerfulness in giving.
- Part of developing your abundance mentality is excercising your imagination to dream bigger. Write down your Top 10 dreams and look for how you can better align your imagination with the reality of your father’s abundance.
- Choose one or two of the people you are fathering, mothering, leading, or influencing and give them an encouraging word about how the Father sees them or how they are honoring the Father through their lives.
- Choose a person, family, group, or organization you would like to honor with a gift of some kind this year – time, money, service, etc. Ask God for a strategy for what and when to give, and enjoy the process of planning saving, and giving!