Friday, June 8, 2018

DAY 159 (2018) - Don't walk away from Jesus! (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 129:1-8; 1 Kings 3:4-4:34; Acts  6:1-15Proverbs 16:26-27)

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
       Today I got a very important and inspiring topic from our Lord Jesus Christ and that is: "Don't walk away from Jesus!"

      It seems that King Solomon asked the right thing to have a discerning heart to govern God's people. And, God was pleased and gave him a wise and discerning heart. But, there is a condition to God's promise and the condition is "if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did."

               The key word I received is the word "walk". We need to know that wisdom and discerning heart are gift of the Holy Spirit. If we walk with God and we will be filled with the Holy Spirit and we will naturally receive some gifts from the Holy Spirit, might include wisdom and discernment.

               The critical point is whenever we "walk" away from Jesus and everything will be gone!

              So, how can you walk closely to Jesus?

              That's what I received four months before I was consecrated as a bishop. I still remember that day when I asked Jesus, "What do you want me to do when I become a bishop?" Jesus said, "Read Acts 6:4." So I read, "We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word." Then Jesus said, "This is what I want you to do when you become a bishop."

             Since that time I have spent most of my time to lead people to pray and to experience the power of God's word. That's how Jesus commands me as the way to walk with Him each day personally and also to lead more people to do so.

             Do you know what does it means for you to walk with Jesus?
         
     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     Help us to be willing to walk with you each day so that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit and be anointed by the gift of wisdom and discernment. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 
                   
      Reflect on these questions:
    1. Do you think you have walked away from Jesus lately? If YES, how do you feel? If NO, how can you be so sure that you have not walked away from Jesus?

2. How can you walk more close with Jesus each day?

     3. What have you received from Jesus today?

    Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasons


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     Today is our  DAY 159 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:



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