Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DAY 192 (2018) - Bad character can't changed? Really? How to change? (Please click here for English podcast)

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Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace and feel His presence. Exhale your worries.

Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people


Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”


2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

The Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 75:1-10; 1 Chronicles 26:12-27:34; Romans 4:13-5:5Proverbs  19:17)

Bible link:
English(ESV):https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=列+王+紀+下+13&version=ESV

PAUSE HERE!!!
Please read all four passages first before reading my sharing.

To know, learn and practice this method of Time with Abba, please click this link:


Please see below the passages I copied today:









 My Listening
     The topic I received from Jesus is: "Bad character can't changed? Really? How to change?"

     Today I was shock at how Jesus talked to me through Romans 5:1-5 with just one single message: Bad character can't changed?


         Yes, in fact, I have quite a number of bad characters have not been changed all through the past many years, including not patience, easily get angry, easily distracted by many things and not focus on the thing Jesus commands me to focus and many more! 

         And I give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ because many of my bad characters have been taken away completely like smoking, sleep late, not easily frightened, more courage to do the things Jesus commands me to do and many more.

         Then, when the Holy Spirit drew my eyes closer to Romans 5:1-5 I found out that each time I had a better chance to change my bad characters was always when I faced with sufferings. Wow! When suffering comes into my life and I have a better chance to change my character to be more Christlike!

         That's how Paul says, "we also glory in our sufferings, because ..."

         Because our sufferings help us to understand we are mere human beings and we need Jesus to help us, to save us. It is sufferings to help us to open our eyes to see our sins of the importance of "being" with God and not "doing" many things for God so that we experience what Paul stresses in the Romans of "Justification by faith". 

         It is sufferings to lead us into the path of Romans 5:1-5:
         1. Sufferings produces perseverance: our sufferings helps us to return to the arms of God and that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit and that the fruit of the Holy Spirit will be pouring down on us. "Perseverance" is the most obvious gift of the Holy Spirit that we can aware of because the "demonstrating" of perseverance in our lives lead us through the trap of discouragement, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts or even action!

        2.  Perseverance produces character: Actually when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the result, the fruit will be what Paul says in Galatians 5:22-23:
           
             The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, perseverance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

            That's why our bad character can be changed!

        3. Character produces hope: We lose hope in ourselves, in our family members, in our church and in God when we take sufferings as something that should not happen to us because God loves us. We take sufferings as punishment from God so that we live in bitterness, pain and hopelessness!
           When our bad character beings changed, hope comes back!

        4. Hope take us out from shame: It's a shame to many Christians when they are being pulled into the cunning trap of Satan using failure, pressure, anger, anxiety, depression to smash the relationship of a disciple of Christ with Christ Himself and with other people. When "hope" comes back we live in light again and not in darkness and hopelessness anymore.

        5. The Holy Sprit will then pour down into our hearts God's love: Wow! Do you know how that happen in the very beginning? It all start from how Paul describes in Romans 4:16:

           Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring - not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have by faith of Abraham. 

   So, the key is FAITH! If you count how many times the word "faith" and "believe" are from today's Romans 4:13-5:5, the answer is 11 times!

        Yes, Satan's main attack on you is to KO(knock out) you by pulling FAITH away from you! You lose faith on your pastor and you change church, you lose faith on your husband or wife and you divorce, you lose faith on your family members and you cut the relationship and see that person no more, you lose faith on God and you will be pulled into anxiety, can't sleep or always want to sleep, can't eat or always want to eat more, depression, then leave your faith, be an atheist or join other faith.

           How can that happen? Because you do not allow Jesus to change your bad character through sufferings testing you FAITH.

            How can your bad character being changed? Have faith to welcome sufferings as an examination paper to test your real faith so that you become a better and better disciple of Jesus and full of the love of Jesus, not one of those "religious people"! 
    
     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     Help us each day to have faith in you and your servants so that through sufferings we have a better chance to change our bad character and that our lives can demonstrate the fruit of the Holy Spirit is so real in our daily lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 
   
                  
      Reflect on these questions:
    1. Do you think you have a better understanding of sufferings today?

    2. How can you make use of your sufferings to become the best opportunity to change your bad character? 

     3. What have you received from Jesus today?

    Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasons


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     Today is our  DAY 192 in 2018 non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am Thursday night 8pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 9:45am, Sunday 7:00am to 8:25am


The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!

     Also, we started to have a weekly Thursday TWA at 8p.m. two months ago, a weekly Friday TWA for moms with child care last Friday and a weekly TWA led by Pastoral Care School leader at 7p.m. four years ago. 
    
Please find wonderful pictures of our TWA at Richmond Emmanuel Church:
      Daily copying the Bible and small groups praying in front of Janelle's wonderful painting "Story of God's salvation"



     Ram horns sounding daily to welcome the presence of our might God and to open our souls to prepare receiving His message:





     Three generations TWA worship:


     Daily communion after TWA:


     Parents praying with their daughter: (Rev. Ignatius Ng, Anna Ng and Zoe Glory Ng)



     Mom's TWA:



第 192天 (2018 年) - 死性不改? 真的?如何改? (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

**如果這是你的第一次靈修又或者你有一段長時間未有靈修,我提議你先用以下的 "破.立40日靈修"才開始使用這 "親親爸父, 抑鬱消失"每日靈修: 


    破. 立 40日每天靈修:

安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 感受主的臨在, 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩

認罪悔改  (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法) http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  求聖靈在你生命中工作
      "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔, 
        求你幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去事奉主、見證主。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」



親親爸父, 聆聽主話(詩篇 75:1-10; 歷代志上 26:12-27:34; 羅馬書 4:13-5:5; 箴言 19:17)
聖經網頁: Chinese (Union): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=列 王 紀 下+13&version=CUV

PAUSE HERE!!!
Please read all four passages first before reading my sharing.

To know, learn and practice this method of Time with Abba, please click this link:
http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

Please see below the passages I copied today:







      我的聆聽 
         The topic I received from Jesus is: "死性不改? 真的?如何改?"

     Today I was shock at how Jesus talked to me through Romans 5:1-5 with just one single message: 死性不改?


         Yes, in fact, I have quite a number of bad characters have not been changed all through the past many years, including not patience, easily get angry, easily distracted by many things and not focus on the thing Jesus commands me to focus and many more! 

         And I give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ because many of my bad characters have been taken away completely like smoking, sleep late, not easily frightened, more courage to do the things Jesus commands me to do and many more.

         Then, when the Holy Spirit drew my eyes closer to Romans 5:1-5 I found out that each time I had a better chance to change my bad characters was always when I faced with sufferings. Wow! When suffering comes into my life and I have a better chance to change my character to be more Christlike!

         That's how Paul says, "we also glory in our sufferings, because ..."

         Because our sufferings help us to understand we are mere human beings and we need Jesus to help us, to save us. It is sufferings to help us to open our eyes to see our sins of the importance of "being" with God and not "doing" many things for God so that we experience what Paul stresses in the Romans of "Justification by faith". 

         It is sufferings to lead us into the path of Romans 5:1-5:
         1. Sufferings produces perseverance: our sufferings helps us to return to the arms of God and that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit and that the fruit of the Holy Spirit will be pouring down on us. "Perseverance" is the most obvious gift of the Holy Spirit that we can aware of because the "demonstrating" of perseverance in our lives lead us through the trap of discouragement, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts or even action!

        2.  Perseverance produces character: Actually when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the result, the fruit will be what Paul says in Galatians 5:22-23:
           
             The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, perseverance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

            That's why our bad character can be changed!

        3. Character produces hope: We lose hope in ourselves, in our family members, in our church and in God when we take sufferings as something that should not happen to us because God loves us. We take sufferings as punishment from God so that we live in bitterness, pain and hopelessness!
           When our bad character beings changed, hope comes back!

        4. Hope take us out from shame: It's a shame to many Christians when they are being pulled into the cunning trap of Satan using failure, pressure, anger, anxiety, depression to smash the relationship of a disciple of Christ with Christ Himself and with other people. When "hope" comes back we live in light again and not in darkness and hopelessness anymore.

        5. The Holy Sprit will then pour down into our hearts God's love: Wow! Do you know how that happen in the very beginning? It all start from how Paul describes in Romans 4:16:

           Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring - not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have by faith of Abraham. 

   So, the key is FAITH! If you count how many times the word "faith" and "believe" are from today's Romans 4:13-5:5, the answer is 11 times!

        Yes, Satan's main attack on you is to KO(knock out) you by pulling FAITH away from you! You lose faith on your pastor and you change church, you lose faith on your husband or wife and you divorce, you lose faith on your family members and you cut the relationship and see that person no more, you lose faith on God and you will be pulled into anxiety, can't sleep or always want to sleep, can't eat or always want to eat more, depression, then leave your faith, be an atheist or join other faith.

           How can that happen? Because you do not allow Jesus to change your bad character through sufferings testing you FAITH.

            How can your bad character being changed? Have faith to welcome sufferings as an examination paper to test your real faith so that you become a better and better disciple of Jesus and full of the love of Jesus, not one of those "religious people"! 
    
     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     Help us each day to have faith in you and your servants so that through sufferings we have a better chance to change our bad character and that our lives can demonstrate the fruit of the Holy Spirit is so real in our daily lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 

      省察問題
    1. Do you think you have a better understanding of sufferings today?

      2. How can you make use of your sufferings to become the best opportunity to change your bad character? 

     3. What have you received from Jesus today?

    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

  永遠敬拜 (Be with You)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdlFWURyedg
      Be with you

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     Today is our  DAY 192  in 2018 non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am Thursday night 8pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 9:45am, Sunday 7:00am to 8:25am

The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!

     Also, we started to have a weekly Thursday TWA at 8p.m. two months ago, a weekly Friday TWA for moms with child care last Friday and a weekly TWA led by Pastoral Care School leader at 7p.m. four years ago. 
    
Please find wonderful pictures of our TWA at Richmond Emmanuel Church:
    
      Daily copying the Bible and small groups praying in front of Janelle's wonderful painting "Story of God's salvation"



     Ram horns sounding daily to welcome the presence of our might God and to open our souls to prepare receiving His message:





     Three generations TWA worship:


     Daily communion after TWA:


     Parents praying with their daughter: (Rev. Ignatius Ng, Anna Ng and Zoe Glory Ng)