Daniel Fast 2016 – Day 1 – Image of Father

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DAY – 1  IMAGE OF FATHER

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him”

(John 14:7)

The longing of the human heart is to have a close relationship with our earthly father, and because of bad and unexpected circumstances, there is a large percent of people that have emptiness in their hearts because this father figure in nonexistent.

I believe the first step to having intimacy with our heavenly Father is when the image of God is restored in our lives. Let’s be honest, not all but most people have experienced a bad example of what a father is supposed to be. And because of this tragedy we are disconnected with our Heavenly Father who waits and longs for intimacy with His children.

In order for the image of the Father to be restored we must look at the life of the Son of God. Jesus did not just come to seek and save the lost, but He came to reveal the Fathers heart. Jesus was the manifest presence of the Father on the earth and we must examine what Jesus says in John 14:11, “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.”

The works that Jesus is talking about is the miracles He did while He was here on earth. Jesus healed the sick because the Fathers heart is to heal the sick. Jesus performed miracles because the Fathers’ heart is to do the supernatural on the earth.  Hebrews 1:3 says the Jesus is the radiance of Gods glory and the exact imprint of the Fathers nature!!  Wow!! I don’t know about you but that gets me excited because when the image of my heavenly Father gets tainted, all I have to do is look unto Jesus and that image of Father is restored.

Are you struggling with the image of God? If so, look unto Jesus! Are you having a hard time that the Father wants to heal you? If so, look unto Jesus!!  Do you want to know your heavenly Fathers heart? If so, look unto Jesus!!

 

PRAYER: Holy Spirit, please OPEN THE EYES OF MY HEART to see the Fathers heart in the life of Jesus Christ the Son of God. My image of the Father has been tainted and distorted. I need You to restore that image for me. In Jesus name, Amen!

FASTING TIP: Make a list of the activities you will be cutting out of your schedule during this 21 day fast.

ADDITIONAL READING:  John 14:1-31, Hebrews 1:3

APPLICATION:  

Schedule a time to spend time with the Holy Spirit. You must be intentional and please remember that the devil will do everything to stop you from doing this.

 

A) Start by putting on worship music.

B) Shut the cell phone off, including the TV

C) Close your eyes and ask the Holy Spirit to come in power

D) Slowly read the additional scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to give you revelation.

E) WAIT AND BE STILL and allow the Holy Spirit to fill you.

 

RECIPE: BLACK BEAN HUMMUS (cooks in 5 minutes and serves 8)

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained (reserve liquid)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  1. Crush garlic clove and place in food processor
  2. Add black beans, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper; process until smooth.
  3. Add enough of the reserved liquid (1 tablespoon at a time) from the beans to reach desired consistency, pulsing after each addition.
  4. Serve with tortillas, crackers or sliced vegetables

 

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