Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DAY 174 (2017) - Want God to Give You A Promotion? (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 136:10-22; Proverbs 17:19-21; 2 Kings  1:1-2:25; Acts 13:42-14:7)

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.

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Please see below the passages I copied today:










My Listening


      The assignment from the Lord to me today is  "Want God to give you a promotion?".

          I think most people would love to have a promotion. Would you like to have one?

                This morning Michelle and I joined Toronto Emmanuel Church's 9am Time with Abba and Rev. Edmund Ho gave us an inspiration about today's Psalm. He said, "I see God was giving the Israelites a promotion. First stage in Psalm 136:11 "Israel". Second stage in verse 16 "his people". Third stage in verse 21 "Gave their land as an inheritance". Fourth stage in verse 22 "his servant Israel".

                  Thank you Edmund!

                 After Rev. Edmund shared his catch with all the brothers and sisters, I got a message from the Lord. The promotion God gave to the Israelites and to us is actually an invitation of having a closer and closer relationship.

                 This is actually a promotion of RELATIONSHIP!

                 A relationship from the Israel who rejected God their Good Shepherd as described by Paul and Barnabas as in today's Acts 13: 46 to their repentance and return to become God's people again, to their receiving the land as in God's promise, to be willing as God's servants, truly under God's command, truly living out listen and obey!

                   You can see in today's 2 Kings passage how Elisha was being promoted to a new level to succeed his master Elijah's gifts and power. That's the distance that I want to talk about. It's a distance which Elisha said, "I will not leave you." It's a distance which Elijah said, "yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours - otherwise, it will not." See how close the distance Elisha was with Elijah and what a faithful servant Elisha was to receive that promotion!

               Do you want to have this kind of promotion?
                
           
      Dear Lord Jesus,
      Help us to be willing to receive the promotion you would like to give us so that we can be your servants serving you and obeying to your command. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

     Reflect on these questions:
    1. What stage do you think you are in with God recently?

2. What is your next step to be able to receive this promotion?  

     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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 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!

Please find pictures of our 6am Time with Abba and communion last Friday: