Daniel Fast 2023

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Message Text

​Psalm 1:3 (NIV) That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

Proverbs 31:21 (NIV) My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion

Colossians 3:15 (NIV) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Message Notes

1) God’s will for us is to thrive and be prosperous in every area. Prosper means to advance, be successful, and thrive.

2) We need a passion-producing vision for life. God gives us the desire and will provide what we need. Vision gives us the direction.

3) How do we develop vision? Pray violently. Stay in the Word of God. Get Godly counsel - people you can trust with your vision.

Connect Group Discussion Questions

​1) What stood out to you most from this week’s message?

2) “We need to be reminded of God’s will in our life more often than we are told what to do with our life.” God’s will for us is to thrive and be prosperous in EVERY area - in our families and other relationships, in our work, in our finances, etc. What can this look like in our lives, and how can it bring people to God because of it?

3) Do your circumstances ever cause you to doubt that God’s will is for you to thrive and be prosperous? How can we change our doubt into faith and belief?

4) “Vision precedes provision.” Do you find yourself waiting for God to give you everything you need before you take steps toward accomplishing his goal for you? Can you think of times in the Bible when God called people to do things in faith before he gave them what they needed to accomplish it? (God brought people right to the edge of the Red Sea before he parted it. God called David into battle before he had the stones from the river to kill the giant.)

5) “Vision precedes provision.” How might this statement change your perspective of God’s calling on your life? How does it help you set priorities toward accomplishing what he wants you to do?

6) How to develop vision: Pray violently. Stay in the Word of God. Get Godly counsel.

a) How do you usually view prayer? What does violent prayer look like to you in light of developing vision? How can we develop the kind of relationship with God that leads us to pray with passion?

b) What are some of the obstacles that prevent us from getting into scripture regularly? How can we resolve these? If scripture is a deep part of your life, how did you develop this?

c) Who do you normally seek out for advice? Do you they encourage your pursuit of God’s calling on your life? If not, who are some people you can talk to?

7) What will you do differently because of this week’s message?