Thursday, October 11, 2018

DAY 277 (2018) - God Forms, I Reform (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 114:1-8Jeremiah 16:16-18-23; 1 Thessalonians  4:1-5:3Proverbs  25:6-7

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 My Listening
    The topic I received from Jesus is: "神造,我改"

    Today's message is very simple but important and useful!

        The message from Jesus today can be concluded in four word:
        "神造,我改; 我唔肯改,神罰!"

    Here are four points I received from Jesus today:

    1. Do you allow God as the potter to form you into His useful pot? 
        (Jeremiah 18:1-8)

       That's how I received today's theme "God forms, I reform".
       No matter what, when God wants to form, nothing or no one can stop Him to form. So, if you do not allow Him to form you and you reform accordingly, you would be in a big mess! That's how I was in a big mess long time ago when I was young!

    This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.

     2. What if we do not listen and obey?
         (Jeremiah 18:9-12)
         Well, as in Jeremiah 18:11 says God would prepare a disaster for you and devising a plan against you so that you can one day turn from your evil ways and to be willing to reform! That's how I experienced and have been experiencing since I was very young till now!

    And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted,10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.
11 “Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a planagainst you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’ 12 But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. We will continue with our own plans; we will all follow the stubbornness of our evil hearts.’”

     
     3. How to listen and obey? (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
         You got to listen and obey to the instructions of God's servants prepared by the Lord to guide you so that you can go to the Potter's House to receive order and message daily and to enjoy His presence. Do you know where the Potter's House is? I know, that's my Time with Abba each morning. How about you?

       As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body[a] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister.[b] The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.


     4. What would be the fruit of allowing God to form you into His useful pot?
         (Psalm 114:1-8)
         The fruit will be miracles and miracles! God's presence formed all these miracles to the Israelites and will be to you if you can go to the Potter's House to listen to the Potter to "reform" your life to become holy and honourable!

     When Israel came out of Egypt,
    Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
      Judah became God’s sanctuary,
    Israel his dominion.
      The sea looked and fled,
    the Jordan turned back;
     the mountains leaped like rams,
    the hills like lambs.
     Why was it, sea, that you fled?
    Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
     Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
    you hills, like lambs?
     Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord,
    at the presence of the God of Jacob,
     who turned the rock into a pool,
    the hard rock into springs of water.

     
    The most wonderful experience today is that the Lord reminds me of my first time to listen to God's voice using Jeremiah 18: 1-12!

     That was June 1974 when I was waiting the result whether I could be admit to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I joined a three days retreat of my home church, Holy Trinity Anglican Church (now Holy Trinity Cathedral) at St. Christopher Home (for Orphans).

     I woke up early in the morning around 6am the second morning and I went outside. I walked in the small chapel and I saw a big Bible on the altar. I went forward to the altar and there the Bible was being opened to Jeremiah 18. Then I read Jeremiah 18:1-12 and then tears started to come down and then I knelt down in front of the altar to repent my sins and asked the Lord to guide my way.

     In less than a few weeks time I was admitted by the University and started a new path of following the Potter to become His useful pot!

      Then the Holy Spirit prompted me to search online of a photo of where I had that experience because the whole site was being sold to build up condos twenty years ago. You can see in the picture the two buildings for orphans and on the right hand side is the small chapel that I experienced God in a very special way June 1974!

   



     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     Help me to be willing to allow you to form me into your useful pot so that I can glorify your Holy Name . In Jesus name we pray. Amen.  
      
Reflect on these questions:


1. Do you allow God as the potter to form you into His useful pot? How can you make sure that you are living that out each day?

2. Have you suffered from your rejecting God's forming that you are not being filled with the Holy Spirit but instead being filled with many other useless or even wicked things?

      3. What have you received from Jesus today?

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    Today is our  DAY 277 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: