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DAY 1 - DREAM OF THE FATHER'S HEART

Updated: Jan 5, 2021


LEARN ABOUT THE CAPTIVATE JOURNAL TO ENHACE YOUR FAST


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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Read the Bible verses related to each devotion. Then follow the actions and prayers for yourself and a nonbeliever at the bottom of the page.

  2. PICK THE PERSON YOU WILL PRAY FOR THE NEXT 21 DAYS !!

READ: John 3:1-21


John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”


In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. But did you ever wonder where you were at the very moment Jesus said, “Let there be light?” Let me give you a hint—you were hidden in the heart of the Father. Honestly, that is the safest place you could ever be. In the beginning...wait, the beginning of what? Glad you asked. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” (Gen. 1:1-2). Did you catch that one little phrase…The “earth was without form, and void?” It was created, but was without form. (You may be scratching your head here.) When was the last time you created something, but it was without form? Actually, you do this a lot. Whenever you create a plan in your mind, the plan exists, but it is without form. Then once you actually execute the plan, it exists. So, there was a time when God created the heavens and the earth, but the earth was without form and void. This means it was still in the heart of the Father. There was a time you existed as the dream of the Father’s heart before the foundation of the earth. Remember, He said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb—I knew you” (Jeremiah 1:5). In the same way, He created you in His mind, and then shared you with Jesus. But our story does not start there. You, my friend, must ask where does the story actually start? Where was God the Father when He created the Heavens and the Earth? Interesting question, don’t you think? If you’re like me, you always thought that the Father dwelt in heaven, but the first Scripture of the Holy Word says that He “created Heaven.” So where was He living before He created Heaven? The answer is (drum roll please…), hidden in a song from the four living creatures. They declare, “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Rev. 4:8). He is the God “who was.” He “was” there in the Secret Place before the foundation of the world. He existed in Perfectly Perfect Perfection—He was there where He was. Where was that? It is where the Father was. (Don’t get mad at me, I am simply saying that where He is becomes Perfectly Perfect Perfection.) The four living creatures d