Wednesday, March 30, 2016

OT DAY 448 - Treat Your Enemy with Goodness, God Will Reward You with Goodness (Please click here for English podcast)

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
3.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

        But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
              let them ever sing for joy,
             and spread your protection over them,
             that those who love your name may exult in you.
          For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
             you cover him with favor as with a shield.
                                     Psalm 5:11-12

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 (1 Samuel 24:1-22)


       
        When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats' Rocks. And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there was a cave, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the innermost parts of the cave. And the men of David said to him, “Here is the day of which the Lord said to you, ‘Behold, I will give your enemy into your hand, and you shall do to him as it shall seem good to you.’” Then David arose and stealthily cut off a corner of Saul's robe. And afterward David's heart struck him, because he had cut off a corner of Saul's robe. He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord's anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the Lord's anointed.” So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.
Afterward David also arose and went out of the cave, and called after Saul, “My lord the king!” And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth and paid homage. And David said to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men who say, ‘Behold, David seeks your harm’? 10 Behold, this day your eyes have seen how the Lord gave you today into my hand in the cave. And some told me to kill you, but I spared you. I said, ‘I will not put out my hand against my lord,for he is the Lord's anointed.’ 11 See, my father, see the corner of your robe in my hand. For by the fact that I cut off the corner of your robe and did not kill you, you may know and see that there is no wrong or treason in my hands. I have not sinned against you, though you hunt my life to take it. 12 May the Lord judge between me and you, may the Lord avenge me against you, but my hand shall not be against you. 13 As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes wickedness.’ But my hand shall not be against you. 14 After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea! 15 May the Lord therefore be judge and give sentence between me and you, and see to it and plead my cause and deliver me from your hand.”
16 As soon as David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. 17 He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil. 18 And you have declared this day how you have dealt well with me, in that you did not kill me when the Lord put me into your hands. 19 For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safe? So may the Lord reward you with good for what you have done to me this day. 20 And now, behold, I know that you shall surely be king, and that the kingdom of Israel shall be established in your hand. 21 Swear to me therefore by the Lord that you will not cut off my offspring after me, and that you will not destroy my name out of my father's house.” 22 And David swore this to Saul. Then Saul went home, but David and his men went up to the stronghold.
            1   Samuel 24: 1-22


Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"

My Listening

          Today I read the whole chapter for you to digest and meditate. The topic I received from Jesus today says it all: Treat Your Enemy with Goodness, God Will Reward You with Goodness. May you treat your enemy with goodness so that God will reward you with goodness!

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Lead us into your goodness so that we can treat our enemies with goodness trusting that you will reward us with goodness. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Reflect on these questions:
    1. What kind of anger, bitterness and hatred have you experienced towards your enemies or those who hurt you?  

2. Do you think you can treat them with goodness now? Have you ever been rewarded with goodness from God because you treated your enemies with goodness?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

 Praise and Thanksgiving

10,000 Reasons

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OT 第 448天 - 以善待你的仇敵,神必以善報你 (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

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
3.  敞開心懷讚美主


     凡 投 靠 你 的 , 願 他 們 喜 樂 , 時 常 歡 呼 , 因 為 你 護 庇 他 們 ; 又 願 那 愛 你 名 的 人 都 靠 你 歡 欣 。
      因 為 你 必 賜 福 與 義 人 ; 耶 和 華 啊 , 你 必 用 恩 惠 如 同 盾 牌 四 面 護 衛 他 。
            詩篇 5:11-12
                        
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。」


聆聽主話 (撒母耳記上 24:1-22)


     掃 羅 追 趕 非 利 士 人 回 來 , 有 人 告 訴 他 說 : 大 衛 在 隱 基 底 的 曠 野 。
掃 羅 就 從 以 色 列 人 中 挑 選 三 千 精 兵 , 率 領 他 們 往 野 羊 的 磐 石 去 , 尋 索 大 衛 和 跟 隨 他 的 人 。
到 了 路 旁 的 羊 圈 , 在 那 裡 有 洞 , 掃 羅 進 去 大 解 。 大 衛 和 跟 隨 他 的 人 正 藏 在 洞 裡 的 深 處 。
跟 隨 的 人 對 大 衛 說 : 耶 和 華 曾 應 許 你 說 : 我 要 將 你 的 仇 敵 交 在 你 手 裡 , 你 可 以 任 意 待 他 。 如 今 時 候 到 了 ! 大 衛 就 起 來 , 悄 悄 地 割 下 掃 羅 外 袍 的 衣 襟 。
隨 後 大 衛 心 中 自 責 , 因 為 割 下 掃 羅 的 衣 襟 ;
對 跟 隨 他 的 人 說 : 我 的 主 乃 是 耶 和 華 的 受 膏 者 , 我 在 耶 和 華 面 前 萬 不 敢 伸 手 害 他 , 因 他 是 耶 和 華 的 受 膏 者 。
大 衛 用 這 話 攔 住 跟 隨 他 的 人 , 不 容 他 們 起 來 害 掃 羅 。 掃 羅 起 來 , 從 洞 裡 出 去 行 路 。
隨 後 大 衛 也 起 來 , 從 洞 裡 出 去 , 呼 叫 掃 羅 說 : 我 主 , 我 王 ! 掃 羅 回 頭 觀 看 , 大 衛 就 屈 身 、 臉 伏 於 地 下 拜 。
大 衛 對 掃 羅 說 : 你 為 何 聽 信 人 的 讒 言 , 說 大 衛 想 要 害 你 呢 ?
10 今 日 你 親 眼 看 見 在 洞 中 , 耶 和 華 將 你 交 在 我 手 裡 ; 有 人 叫 我 殺 你 , 我 卻 愛 惜 你 , 說 : 我 不 敢 伸 手 害 我 的 主 , 因 為 他 是 耶 和 華 的 受 膏 者 。
11 我 父 啊 , 看 看 你 外 袍 的 衣 襟 在 我 手 中 。 我 割 下 你 的 衣 襟 , 沒 有 殺 你 ; 你 由 此 可 以 知 道 我 沒 有 惡 意 叛 逆 你 。 你 雖 然 獵 取 我 的 命 , 我 卻 沒 有 得 罪 你 。
12 願 耶 和 華 在 你 我 中 間 判 斷 是 非 , 在 你 身 上 為 我 伸 冤 , 我 卻 不 親 手 加 害 於 你 。
13 古 人 有 句 俗 語 說 : 惡 事 出 於 惡 人 。 我 卻 不 親 手 加 害 於 你 。
14 以 色 列 王 出 來 要 尋 找 誰 呢 ? 追 趕 誰 呢 ? 不 過 追 趕 一 條 死 狗 , 一 個 虼 蚤 就 是 了 。
15 願 耶 和 華 在 你 我 中 間 施 行 審 判 , 斷 定 是 非 , 並 且 鑒 察 , 為 我 伸 冤 , 救 我 脫 離 你 的 手 。
16 大 衛 向 掃 羅 說 完 這 話 , 掃 羅 說 : 我 兒 大 衛 , 這 是 你 的 聲 音 麼 ? 就 放 聲 大 哭 ,
17 對 大 衛 說 : 你 比 我 公 義 ; 因 為 你 以 善 待 我 , 我 卻 以 惡 待 你 。
18 你 今 日 顯 明 是 以 善 待 我 ; 因 為 耶 和 華 將 我 交 在 你 手 裡 , 你 卻 沒 有 殺 我 。
19 人 若 遇 見 仇 敵 , 豈 肯 放 他 平 安 無 事 地 去 呢 ? 願 耶 和 華 因 你 今 日 向 我 所 行 的 , 以 善 報 你 。
20 我 也 知 道 你 必 要 作 王 , 以 色 列 的 國 必 堅 立 在 你 手 裡 。
21 現 在 你 要 指 著 耶 和 華 向 我 起 誓 , 不 剪 除 我 的 後 裔 , 在 我 父 家 不 滅 沒 我 的 名 。
22 於 是 大 衛 向 掃 羅 起 誓 , 掃 羅 就 回 家 去 ; 大 衛 和 跟 隨 他 的 人 上 山 寨 去 了 。

                           撒母耳記上 24:1-22 
現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:

我的聆聽
          Today I read the whole chapter for you to digest and meditate. The topic I received from Jesus today says it all: 以善待你的仇敵,神必以善報你. May you treat your enemy with goodness so that God will reward you with goodness!
           
Dear Lord Jesus,
    Lead us into your goodness so that we can treat our enemies with goodness trusting that you will reward us with goodness. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

      省察問題
    1. What kind of anger, bitterness and hatred have you experienced towards your enemies or those who hurt you?  

2. Do you think you can treat them with goodness now? Have you ever been rewarded with goodness from God because you treated your enemies with goodness?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

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

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