Identity

 

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A powerful ministry is a bi-product of a heart overflowing with His presence.

If I am engaged in a ministry within the church and do not have a heart overflowing with his presence then I will burn out, get frustrated and probably never see anything supernatural take place.  
The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. - Exodus 33:14

Royal sonship and daughtership are not a theory but the deepest essence of my identity and confidence in God.

How would it look like today, to walk this earth understanding that all of the riches and blessings of heaven are your heritage? How would your perspective of God and yourself transform, if you fully understood that He loves you exactly where you’re at? There’s a reason the devil confronted Jesus three times saying “If you are the Son of God”, shortly after God himself spoke from Heaven: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I’m well pleased.” The devil knew, if Jesus got that “sonship-thing” down, he’d have access to all of his Father’s resources and become unstoppable. The same is true for you!

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. - 1 Peter 2:9

I will only reflect the world I’m most aware of.

Supernatural effectiveness in the kingdom is only possible when fully submitted to living a life like Jesus lived; a life completely surrendered and submitted to the Father. In this submission and obedience to the Father, Jesus tells us how to pray and bring heaven into the earth.

This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. - Matthew 6:9-13

The essence of the kingdom of God is family.

God is not calling himself Father to borrow a term familiar to us. He truly is the ultimate father and origin of family. Family relationships are important to God. Even the church, the universal body of believers, is called the family of God. When we receive God's Spirit at salvation, we are adopted into his family.

The church is finally returning to the simple revelation that in the end, God is all about relationship. Everything He does is inspired by His longing to deepen our relationship with Him. Church service is not about getting people to attend a meeting or join a group, it’s about leading people into a living relationship with the Father through living relationship with each other. The true measure of success in any ministry  has to be the quality of relationships established and cultivated in and through it.

So what? How does all of this connect to the CALL of God on my life?

The truest thing about you is that you were created in God’s image - you are literally image-bearer of God (Gen 1:27). As you discover your identity you will also discover your call in this life. It is all about understanding how Jesus sees you, and then believing that what He says is actually true. The call on your life is to be a son and daughter of our great and mighty God. Nothing is withheld from a son or a daughter. There is power in walking in your true identity.