Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OT DAY 532 - The most serious crisis in your life is the best opportunity to experience God (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

       you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
            for you are my refuge.
         Into your hand I commit my spirit;
             you have redeemed me, O Lordfaithful God.
        
                                     Psalm 31:4-5

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 (2 Kings 4:18-37)


18 When the child had grown, he went out one day to his father among the reapers. 19 And he said to his father, “Oh, my head, my head!” The father said to his servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20 And when he had lifted him and brought him to his mother, the child sat on her lap till noon, and then he died. 21 And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God and shut the door behind him and went out. 22 Then she called to her husband and said, “Send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may quickly go to the man of God and come back again.” 23 And he said, “Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath.” She said, “All is well.” 24 Then she saddled the donkey, and she said to her servant, “Urge the animal on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.” 25 So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.
When the man of God saw her coming, he said to Gehazi his servant, “Look, there is the Shunammite. 26 Run at once to meet her and say to her, ‘Is all well with you? Is all well with your husband? Is all well with the child?’” And she answered, “All is well.” 27 And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came to push her away. But the man of God said, “Leave her alone, for she is in bitter distress, and theLord has hidden it from me and has not told me.” 28 Then she said, “Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me?’” 29 He said to Gehazi, “Tie up your garment and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not reply. And lay my staff on the face of the child.” 30 Then the mother of the child said,“As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her.31 Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the face of the child, but there was no sound or sign of life. Therefore he returned to meet him and told him, “The child has not awakened.”
32 When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed. 33 So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the Lord. 34 Then he went up and lay on the child, putting his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. And as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm. 35 Then he got up again and walked once back and forth in the house, and went up and stretched himself upon him. The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 36 Then he summoned Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, “Pick up your son.” 37 She came and fell at his feet, bowing to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out.
                                                 2 Kings 4:18-37

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

           How would you feel if you were the parents of the dead boy? What would you do in that crisis?

           This is a classic example of what does it means by "The most serious crisis in your life is the best opportunity to experience God". 

           
     Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) : 
           The process whereby the boy is resuscitated again presupposes that Elish's very person contains mysterious power. Life can flow from him to the boy. Stories about Jesus using spit and mud in healing a blind man and needing to try more than once in one case (Mark 8; John 9) will parallel these stories about Elisha.  

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.121.

     What you need to experience this is simple and easy. You need to have an anointed servant of God besides you and helping you. And, you need to follow everything he says! 

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Help us to have the faith to trust in you that the most serious crisis in our lives is the best opportunity to experience your great power.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
   1. Have you experienced a crisis turning to become a big miracle before?

2. Do you think this kind of miracle would really happen?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

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OT 第 532天 - 生命最大的危機便是經歷神的最大轉機 (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


         求 你 救 我 脫 離 人 為 我 暗 設 的 網 羅 , 因 為 你 是 我 的 保 障 。
       我 將 我 的 靈 魂 交 在 你 手 裡 ; 耶 和 華 誠 實 的 神 啊 , 你 救 贖 了 我 。
   
                                              詩篇 31:4-5 
                        
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 (列王紀下  4:18-37)


18 孩 子 漸 漸 長 大 , 一 日 到 他 父 親 和 收 割 的 人 那 裡 ,
19 他 對 父 親 說 : 我 的 頭 啊 , 我 的 頭 啊 ! 他 父 親 對 僕 人 說 : 把 他 抱 到 他 母 親 那 裡 。
20 僕 人 抱 去 , 交 給 他 母 親 ; 孩 子 坐 在 母 親 的 膝 上 , 到 晌 午 就 死 了 。
21 他 母 親 抱 他 上 了 樓 , 將 他 放 在 神 人 的 床 上 , 關 上 門 出 來 ,
22 呼 叫 他 丈 夫 說 : 你 叫 一 個 僕 人 給 我 牽 一 匹 驢 來 , 我 要 快 快 地 去 見 神 人 , 就 回 來 。
23 丈 夫 說 : 今 日 不 是 月 朔 , 也 不 是 安 息 日 , 你 為 何 要 去 見 他 呢 ? 婦 人 說 : 平 安 無 事 。
24 於 是 備 上 驢 , 對 僕 人 說 : 你 快 快 趕 著 走 , 我 若 不 吩 咐 你 , 就 不 要 遲 慢 。
25 婦 人 就 往 迦 密 山 去 見 神 人 。 神 人 遠 遠 地 看 見 他 , 對 僕 人 基 哈 西 說 : 看 哪 , 書 念 的 婦 人 來 了 !
26 你 跑 去 迎 接 他 , 問 他 說 : 你 平 安 麼 ? 你 丈 夫 平 安 麼 ? 孩 子 平 安 麼 ? 他 說 : 平 安 。
27 婦 人 上 了 山 , 到 神 人 那 裡 , 就 抱 住 神 人 的 腳 。 基 哈 西 前 來 要 推 開 他 , 神 人 說 : 由 他 罷 ! 因 為 他 心 裡 愁 苦 , 耶 和 華 向 我 隱 瞞 , 沒 有 指 示 我 。
28 婦 人 說 : 我 何 嘗 向 我 主 求 過 兒 子 呢 ? 我 豈 沒 有 說 過 , 不 要 欺 哄 我 麼 ?
29 以 利 沙 吩 咐 基 哈 西 說 : 你 束 上 腰 , 手 拿 我 的 杖 前 去 ; 若 遇 見 人 , 不 要 向 他 問 安 ; 人 若 向 你 問 安 , 也 不 要 回 答 ; 要 把 我 的 杖 放 在 孩 子 臉 上 。
30 孩 子 的 母 親 說 : 我 指 著 永 生 的 耶 和 華 , 又 敢 在 你 面 前 起 誓 , 我 必 不 離 開 你 。 於 是 以 利 沙 起 身 , 隨 著 他 去 了 。
31 基 哈 西 先 去 , 把 杖 放 在 孩 子 臉 上 , 卻 沒 有 聲 音 , 也 沒 有 動 靜 。 基 哈 西 就 迎 著 以 利 沙 回 來 , 告 訴 他 說 : 孩 子 還 沒 有 醒 過 來 。
32 以 利 沙 來 到 , 進 了 屋 子 , 看 見 孩 子 死 了 , 放 在 自 己 的 床 上 。
33 他 就 關 上 門 , 只 有 自 己 和 孩 子 在 裡 面 , 他 便 祈 禱 耶 和 華 ,
34 上 床 伏 在 孩 子 身 上 , 口 對 口 , 眼 對 眼 , 手 對 手 ; 既 伏 在 孩 子 身 上 , 孩 子 的 身 體 就 漸 漸 溫 和 了 。
35 然 後 他 下 來 , 在 屋 裡 來 往 走 了 一 趟 , 又 上 去 伏 在 孩 子 身 上 , 孩 子 打 了 七 個 噴 嚏 , 就 睜 開 眼 睛 了 。
36 以 利 沙 叫 基 哈 西 說 : 你 叫 這 書 念 婦 人 來 ; 於 是 叫 了 他 來 。 以 利 沙 說 : 將 你 兒 子 抱 起 來 。
37 婦 人 就 進 來 , 在 以 利 沙 腳 前 俯 伏 於 地 , 抱 起 他 兒 子 出 去 了 。
                                                                        列王紀下  4:18-37
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
           How would you feel if you were the parents of the dead boy? What would you do in that crisis?
           This is a classic example of what does it means by "The most serious crisis in your life is the best opportunity to experience God".
           
     Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
     (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) : 
           The process whereby the boy is resuscitated again presupposes that Elisha's very person contains mysterious power. Life can flow from him to the boy. Stories about Jesus using spit and mud in healing a blind man and needing to try more than once in one case (Mark 8; John 9) will parallel these stories about Elisha.  

John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Kings for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.121.

     What you need to experience this is simple and easy. You need to have an anointed servant of God besides you and helping you. And, you need to follow everything he says! 

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Help us to have the faith to trust in you that the most serious crisis in our lives is the best opportunity to experience your great power.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

      省察問題
    1. Have you experienced a crisis turning to become a big miracle before?

2. Do you think this kind of miracle would really happen?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?


    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

     10,000 Reasons

四十天的"破. 立"靈修:

如果你有 Android cel. 請按此處上載程式,可直接一按收聽最近之十次廣播:
    
    歡迎你使用三年三個月讀完新舊約聖經blog: 

     http://discipler123.blogspot.com/ 

     Today is our 243 days non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:30a.m. to 7:30a.m. Saturday 8a.m. to 9:45a.m., Sunday 7:30a.m. to 8:30a.m.

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

Pictures of today 6:30a.m. Prayer Meeting at Richmond Emmanuel Church: