Thursday, June 22, 2017

DAY 174 (2017) - Say Bye-Bye to Pressure and Depression (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


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 136:23-26; Proverbs 17:22; 2 Kings  3:1-4:17; Acts 14:8-28)

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:
http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

Please see below the passages I copied today:








My Listening
      The assignment from the Lord to me today is  "Say Bye-Bye to Pressure and Depression".

          I am so thankful and joyful this morning when I was having Time with Abba with brothers and sisters of Toronto Emmanuel Church that I got a secret formula to get rid of pressure and depression. Well, if you believe that and are willing to follow of course!

                Again, if you have not read today's four passages, you won't understand. So, if you have not read that please stop here and read those four passages first.

               You can see from the two photos of my copying the Bible this morning that I found out from today's Psalm and 2 Kings that God is:
    Our Healer
    Our Saviour
    Our Provider
    Our Lover

                And yet, just like what it says in today's Proverbs 17:22, lots of people's spirit are being crushed and live in sadness, pain, pressure and depression nowadays. We know that cheerful heart is good medicine but it seems there is no way for many people to have that cheerful heart!

                How about enjoying each day that God is our Healer, Saviour, Provider and Lover? Most people can't!

                The secret I discover today is from Acts 14:21-23. If you want to have our hearts strengthened and remain true to the faith, the best and may be the only way is to follow God's appointed pastors and to make praying and fasting your way of life, your lifestyle! Is that difficult? No! Will you do it?

               If you can live that out, to follow God's appointed pastors and to make praying and fasting your lifestyle, then sooner or later you will experience in a very special way that God is your Healer, Saviour, Provider and Lover!

                 Say Bye-Bye to pressure and depression!
         
      Dear Lord Jesus,
      Help us to be willing to follow your appointed pastors and to make praying and fasting our lifestyle so that we can experience that you are our Healer, Saviour, Provider and Lover. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

     Reflect on these questions:
    1. What is your methods to get rid of pressure and depression? Have you got any new inspiration today as a new way to get rid of pressure and depression?

2. How are you going to make the first step to say bye-bye to pressure and depression?  

     3. What have you got from Jesus today?

     Let us praise the Lord:
      10,000 Reasons

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E

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Welcome to use my first blog: Read one chapter of Bible a day 
    http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/day-1-i-am-blind.html



 Today is our  DAY 174 in 2017 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!

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