Live From the Overflow of Father God’s Approval

One simple revelation is the key to unlocking the fullness of what God has ahead for you:

Father God is pleased with you.

Overflow PropheticPerhaps, as you leave the past year behind, there have been some disappointments:

  • The growth you anticipated has not occurred
  • A breakthrough you believed for has not taken place
  • You find yourself still in transition

‘God is not mad at you!’ And He is not disappointed in you, either. The very opposite is true. He honours you. He delights in you. He is pleased with you.

You do not need the approval of people to be significant. You are already significant in God’s sight. This is the grace of God in Jesus Christ.

As a son, a daughter of God, you can live from your Father’s approval—you don’t have to live for it. This is the key to living a life of overflow. And this is the key to breaking open all that Father has for you this year and beyond.

One Drop More is Overflow

When you know Father’s approval as a reality, you will live the lifestyle of one who is approved by God. You will walk in righteousness.

You will know what it means to be grateful and satisfied. You will be full to the brim. And when you begin full, one drop more is overflow.

When your starting place is that you are filled with Holy Spirit, His anointing for service is overflow.

The Role Call of Those Approved by God

Your significance is not based upon what you have done. Your value does not come from what you will achieve today, tomorrow or in the future. What a paradox—having the revelation of Father’s approval before you have accomplished anything, launches you into powerful exploits!

1. A Nation is Set Free from Bondage

  • Moses and Aaron stand before Pharaoh—one a shepherd, the other a slave. Together they represent the most despised profession and the lowest class of people in Egypt. [Gen 46:34] And yet, having won the approval, favour and commissioning of Almighty God, they boldly step up to the throne of Egypt. Israel is about to be released from hundreds of years of slavery.

2. A Giant is Defeated

  • Fresh from the experience of God’s interventions amongst a flock of sheep, David pushes aside the mocking disapproval of his brothers and the reasoning doubts of King Saul. The approval of God is the only fuel that David needs to confront the giant Goliath and defeat him.

3. An Enemy’s Scheme is Stopped

  • Queen Esther stands before her husband the king, waiting for a sign of his favour. As the approval and favour of God manifests in Esther’s life, the enemy of a nation is about to meet his downfall.

4. A Leader is Born

  • Peter stands up on the Day of Pentecost, confronting a shocked, wondering and disapproving crowd. The fear that so recently tripped him up has fallen off him for good. From now on, filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter will stand in the office of leadership Jesus has appointed him to. (Acts 2)

‘The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.’ (Rom 8:15)

Your Security is in God’s Approval

As the above examples show, God is not limited by your age, your gender, your culture, your history, your experience or your failures.

There are things up ahead for you, new things, higher things God is calling you into.

To confidently stride into God’s inheritance for your life, your ministry and your year, you need the security that comes from knowing Father God’s approval.

Look into the mirror and see the word ‘approved’ emblazoned across your forehead. Walk with your head held high. You have your Father’s seal of approval—stamped in the indelible ink of Jesus’ blood. As your life is intimately bound with Jesus, the honour due to Him has fallen upon you. Such is the grace of God.

The approval of God upon your life is going to open doors and defeat giants. It is going to release your destiny. It is going to give you the revelation of the abundance and overflow already at work in your life. And you will live from a wellspring of joy.

Related Posts:

Your Value to God is not Based Upon What You Do

Break Free of Opinions and Limiting Mindsets

The Supernatural Lifestyle Begins Here

© 2016 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching

12 thoughts on “Live From the Overflow of Father God’s Approval

  1. samantha

    This word is so right on, I have really felt the enemy trying to mess with identity to get us off track. If he can discredit us or keep us off track from what Christ says we are, he has done his job. We must fight to remember who we are in Christ.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Samantha, that is so true!
      You just reminded me of the words of a Chris Tomlin song I’ve been listening to a lot.
      ‘You’re a Good, Good Father
      It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
      And I’m loved by you
      It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am..’
      Our identity is firstly that we are loved, wanted and chosen…the image of God…and there is our unique personal identity as well. Not surprising that there is a spiritual battle for these precious and powerful things.

  2. Maevonia

    Happy New Year!,
    once again Helen you are on point!!! Just this past Sunday a prophetic word was given to me that God was pleased with me, I really didn’t know what to do with it, thankful, but no clue what it meant, the weight of it or the seriousness of that word. I open my email and here is the confirmation and explanation!! Bless you!! as always THANK YOU!!!!!!

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Wow, Maevonia, that is awesome! What a beautiful word. May your heart be greatly enriched as you contemplate Father’s pleasure in you.

  3. Roshanda

    This an awesome and timely word! It speaks with so much volume for me in my life right now. God bless you richly!

  4. Teddy

    I have always been battling feelings of inadequacy and not being enough. I know I’m loved by God but I still struggle to accept His love. I worry that He is upset with me, that I don’t do enough for Him and stuff like that. I try so hard to fight it but it is really difficult. Thank you for reminding me that I already have His seal of approval.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Teddy, yes you do have His seal of approval! I am praying that you have a breakthrough in this area.
      I used to have the same struggles, and thank God for the revelation of the Father’s love that has changed my life. It was like moving house from one location to another. Praise God!
      I share about it here:

  5. Favour

    This post has truly blessed me. It has sparked off further revelation and insight in a scripture the Lord gave me in 2time 1:9,10;” Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immorality to light through the gospel:”

  6. Natalie Box ~ The Writer's Ink

    Helen this is amazing! So refreshing and beautiful 🙂 I can just see him watching us all as we read this, getting the revelation of how good he is 🙂 So so good.

    Much love to you xoxoxo

    Love Nat xoxo

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Nat, thank you so much! I love your latest blog too, so very faith building. 🙂

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