June 19, 2019
The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 1
He is the Father of Fathers
“Look at 1 Corinthians 4:14. It says you have few fathers. Paul is talking about fathers in the earthly realm. This is something confusing in the Church. You have many teachers, but you have few fathers in your life. You have to look and see who is being used to father your spirit by Father. This is what alignment should really be about. Many say they want to be aligned with this one or that one, but what they really want to be is taught. When you are truly aligned, you submit yourself to be reformed. Without this understanding, we can feel and act abandoned. We say that person has an orphan spirit. So, instead of coming into our inheritance that Father is offering us, we wander and feel rejected. We need to come into that inheritance and understand He is a good Father, because that is what causes us to worship Him. Look at Matthew 6:5-9. Read it and mediate on verse 6 and verse 9. If I have one desire for you, it would be that you would understand that He is a good Father, and if we ask Him for something, we would see Him open that up to us. I want to see you trust Him with things in private, then see Him openly reward you for your private worship.” (Chuck Pierce)
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.” (Matthew 6:5-9; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Say, “Lord, Father me.”
- Intercede for anyone the Lord has placed in your life who “fathers” your spirit. This is not those who teach you, but anyone who ministers the Father heart of God to your spirit.
- Say, “Father, reform me.”
- Ask the Lord for your inheritance.
- Worship Him!
- Decree that the things you are asking Him for in private, He will reward you for openly.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, Father me. We, Your Church, have many teachers, but not many fathers. Thank You for those who do. (If you have any true “fathers” who nurture your spirit, bless them and intercede for them.) Raise up spiritual mothers and fathers for this next generation. We need them. We need their gift to speak truth into our lives, to encourage and correct. We need those who nurture without enabling, thereby helping the Body to grow into maturity in Christ. Reform us, Father. Mature us, so You can entrust us with the inheritance You want to release to us. Do not allow the enemy to hold our inheritance from us. Don’t let us think that we are abandoned and orphans with an inheritance. You have alloted a portion to each of us that will help us advance Your Kingdom. The inheritance is to bless us, but also fulfills Your heart’s plan for mankind. We worship You, for You are so good to us! As we worship You in our private time with You, You will pour out Your blessings on us, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Father, we worship Your Holy Name!
1 Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.