Restored Destiny

Feb 4, 2024    Ron Barnard

God’s gift of forgiveness is the doorway to restoring every other destiny He has for us. 

Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 ESV

Right standing and renewed relationship with God result from our putting our faith in Jesus.

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten. Joel 2:25 ESV

God’s wills to restore every design and destiny He has for you. 

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11-12 MSG

Choosing God’s design and destiny is the best decision you’ve ever had the grace to make.

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 ESV - 

Restored destiny requires real repentance.

Repentance is a powerfully graced choice the enemy can’t cope with. 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:1 ESV

Restored destiny requires surrendered and renewed ways of thinking, deciding and living.

Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the cross roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16 ESV 

Diligence is crucial if we are going to follow God to destiny. 

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 NKJV

Even if you have God’s blessing and favor, you still have to choose it to walk in it.

It takes determination to faithfully become who God created you to be. 

Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 ESV

If you’re looking for a cheap easy way to be a disciple, you will not find it. Adrian Rogers

You were designed by God to know Him and to live the destiny He created for you.  

You didn’t choose me, I chose you, I put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you. John 15:16 MSG