Monday, September 20, 2021

DAY 40 (2021) - With God all things are possible! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 





 


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.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:


     “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 and having Jesus as my Lord. 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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."


    Bible link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%207&version=NIV

    Time with Abba one year Bible reading: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

    Today's passage:
   

Matthew 19

16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”

17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”

18 “Which ones?” he inquired.

Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, 19 honor your father and mother,’[c] and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]

20 “All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”

21 Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”

26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”

28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife[e] or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.


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 to Jesus as you listen to him. 

   
     My Listening
The topic I received from Jesus is: With God all things are possible!

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:30

I was that young Government officer in this passage asking Jesus what I should do to get eternal life forty years ago. 
Jesus said, “Leave Music Office and go to study theology in a seminary, prepare yourself to be a good pastor.” 
That young man say NO right away, but for me, I used eight months to struggle whether I should take the call or not. 

It’s really not easy to let God to take charge! And, this year is the 40th year that I say YES to Jesus!

This forty years I have experienced what Jesus says in today's passage because I am willing to bear my cross to walk with Jesus.
What it says in Matthew 19:16-30 really happened in me and my family. And, we have truly experienced in God all things are possible!

The problem is, whether we are willing to let go and let Jesus to take charge, whether we are willing to give those things Jesus wants us to give so that we can experience in God all things are possible!


Dear Lord Jesus, 
Help us to have a total trust in you that we can experience all things are possible in you. 
In Jesus name we pray,
 
Amen.

           
      Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to Jesus?
    
      Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     
Please click this link for the video version of this blog:


        


     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

第 40天(2021年) - 在神凡事都能! (大家可到FaceBook (silastyng)看此博客的錄影 )

 





安靜

1.  停下來. 靜一靜

2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 享受神同在, 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

知罪,認罪,悔改 (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1. 求聖靈光照,使你知罪,願意認罪悔改 
     "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侍奉主、見證主,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


3.  司徒德牧師每天早上的 "活像基督"祈禱 John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    聖靈,求你在今天充滿我,使你的果子能彰顯在我的生命中: 仁愛,喜樂,和平,忍耐,恩慈,良善,信實,温柔及節制。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌(馬太福音 19)
聖經網頁: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%E8%A9%A9%20%E7%AF%87%2028&version=CUV

親親爸父讀經網頁: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

今日的經文:
  

16 有 一 個 人 來 見 耶 穌 , 說 : 夫 子 ( 有 古 卷 : 良 善 的 夫 子 ) , 我 該 做 甚 麼 善 事 才 能 得 永 生 ?

17 耶 穌 對 他 說 : 你 為 甚 麼 以 善 事 問 我 呢 ? 只 有 一 位 是 善 的 ( 有 古 卷 : 你 為 什 麼 稱 我 是 良 善 的 ? 除 了 神 以 外 , 沒 有 一 個 良 善 的 ) 。 你 若 要 進 入 永 生 , 就 當 遵 守 誡 命 。

18 他 說 : 甚 麼 誡 命 ? 耶 穌 說 : 就 是 不 可 殺 人 ; 不 可 姦 淫 ; 不 可 偷 盜 ; 不 可 作 假 見 證 ;

19 當 孝 敬 父 母 , 又 當 愛 人 如 己 。

20 那 少 年 人 說 : 這 一 切 我 都 遵 守 了 , 還 缺 少 甚 麼 呢 ?

21 耶 穌 說 : 你 若 願 意 作 完 全 人 , 可 去 變 賣 你 所 有 的 , 分 給 窮 人 , 就 必 有 財 寶 在 天 上 ; 你 還 要 來 跟 從 我 。

22 那 少 年 人 聽 見 這 話 , 就 憂 憂 愁 愁 的 走 了 , 因 為 他 的 產 業 很 多 。

23 耶 穌 對 門 徒 說 : 我 實 在 告 訴 你 們 , 財 主 進 天 國 是 難 的 。

24 我 又 告 訴 你 們 , 駱 駝 穿 過 針 的 眼 , 比 財 主 進 神 的 國 還 容 易 呢 !

25 門 徒 聽 見 這 話 , 就 希 奇 得 很 , 說 : 這 樣 誰 能 得 救 呢 ?

26 耶 穌 看 著 他 們 , 說 : 在 人 這 是 不 能 的 , 在 神 凡 事 都 能 。

27 彼 得 就 對 他 說 : 看 哪 , 我 們 已 經 撇 下 所 有 的 跟 從 你 , 將 來 我 們 要 得 甚 麼 呢 ?

28 耶 穌 說 : 我 實 在 告 訴 你 們 , 你 們 這 跟 從 我 的 人 , 到 復 興 的 時 候 , 人 子 坐 在 他 榮 耀 的 寶 座 上 , 你 們 也 要 坐 在 十 二 個 寶 座 上 , 審 判 以 色 列 十 二 個 支 派 。

29 凡 為 我 的 名 撇 下 房 屋 , 或 是 弟 兄 、 姐 妹 、 父 親 、 母 親 、 ( 有 古 卷 在 此 有 : 妻 子 ) 兒 女 、 田 地 的 , 必 要 得 著 百 倍 , 並 且 承 受 永 生 。

30 然 而 , 有 許 多 在 前 的 , 將 要 在 後 ; 在 後 的 , 將 要 在 前 。


現在讓你有一個安靜的時刻,給聖靈一個空間,讓主耶穌可以藉着剛才讀過的經文,親自對你説話。

 我的聆聽
 我從主耶穌領受主題是在神凡事都能!

 耶 穌 看 著 他 們 , 說 : 在 人 這 是 不 能 的 , 在 神 凡 事 都 能 。       
                                                              馬太福音 19:26

四十年前的我就是這問耶穌問題的這少年的官,當時主耶穌對我説: "離開音樂統籌處去讀神學,我為你預備的路不是做官,是做個好牧師。"

轉眼四十年過去,因為我願意讓主掌權,今日馬太福音 19:16-30 千真萬確的發生在我和家人身上,我們也真的經歷到在主裏沒有難成的事,問題是我們是否願意放棄,付出主要我們放棄及付出的,使我們能經歷在神凡事都能!


    親愛的主耶穌,
求你幫助我們願意放棄,付出要我們放棄及付出的,使我們能經歷在神凡事都能奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。
  
 省察問題 
 1. 今日的信息對你有何啓發?  主耶穌現在對你説甚麽話?

 2. 下一步是什麼行動?
   
     家庭角落
找機會與家人一起分享今日的領受。

今日博客的錄影: 
早禱:https://youtu.be/IsNZ2d0hykA
午禱:https://youtu.be/eLKzTNQGoFo

Sunday, September 19, 2021

DAY 39 (2021) - Why you need to become a child? (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 





 


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.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:


     “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 and having Jesus as my Lord. 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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."


    Bible link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%207&version=NIV

    Time with Abba one year Bible reading: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

    Today's passage:
   

Matthew 18

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.


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 to Jesus as you listen to him. 

   
     My Listening
The topic I received from Jesus is: Why you need to become a child?

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

Jesus told me this morning, 
“Do you know why you need to be a child to be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven?” 

I said, “Please tell me, Lord Jesus.” 

He said, “It’s your choice to become my child or a king on your own. 
If you take the Lordship yourself, you would not listen to me to find the 1% - the lost sheep. 
If you take the Lordship yourself, you would not work hard to save a brother from sin. 
If you take the Lordship yourself, you would not receive the King’s command and you would be difficult to forgive someone who hurt you. That’s why you need to change and become like a little child so that you can listen and obey joyfully.” 

Dear Lord Jesus, 
Help me to be able to change and become your beloved child.  
In Jesus name we pray,
 
Amen.

           
      Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to Jesus?
    
      Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     
Please click this link for the video version of this blog:


        


     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

第 39天(2021年) - 為何你要變成小孩的樣式? (大家可到FaceBook (silastyng)看此博客的錄影 )

 





安靜

1.  停下來. 靜一靜

2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 享受神同在, 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

知罪,認罪,悔改 (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1. 求聖靈光照,使你知罪,願意認罪悔改 
     "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侍奉主、見證主,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


3.  司徒德牧師每天早上的 "活像基督"祈禱 John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    聖靈,求你在今天充滿我,使你的果子能彰顯在我的生命中: 仁愛,喜樂,和平,忍耐,恩慈,良善,信實,温柔及節制。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌(馬太福音 18)
聖經網頁: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%E8%A9%A9%20%E7%AF%87%2028&version=CUV

親親爸父讀經網頁: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

今日的經文:
  

當 時 , 門 徒 進 前 來 , 問 耶 穌 說 : 天 國 裡 誰 是 最 大 的 ?

耶 穌 便 叫 一 個 小 孩 子 來 , 使 他 站 在 他 們 當 中 ,

說 : 我 實 在 告 訴 你 們 , 你 們 若 不 回 轉 , 變 成 小 孩 子 的 樣 式 , 斷 不 得 進 天 國 。

所 以 , 凡 自 己 謙 卑 像 這 小 孩 子 的 , 他 在 天 國 裡 就 是 最 大 的 。

凡 為 我 的 名 接 待 一 個 像 這 小 孩 子 的 , 就 是 接 待 我 。



現在讓你有一個安靜的時刻,給聖靈一個空間,讓主耶穌可以藉着剛才讀過的經文,親自對你説話。

 我的聆聽
 我從主耶穌領受主題是: 為何你要變成小孩的樣式?

 耶 穌 說 : 我 實 在 告 訴 你 們 , 你 們 若 不 回 轉 , 變 成 小 孩 子 的 樣 式 , 斷 不 得 進 天 國 。 !       
                                                              馬太福音 18:3


主耶穌今天告訴我: "你知不知道為何你要變成小孩的樣式才可以進天國?"

我説: "主啊,請告訴我!"

主説: "這是主權的選擇,主權的移交。 你要自己作主作王,今日馬太福音18章所講的接待小子,尋找迷羊,饒恕得罪你的人便不會發生,因為你不在我的國度中,沒有我作你的主,你的王,你仍活在世界的國度中,你自己做主!"


    親愛的主耶穌,
求你幫助我們能有如小孩子來到父親懷抱中一樣的每天在光明雲彩中享受親親爸父的甜蜜,讓你作主作王奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。
  
 省察問題 
 1. 今日的信息對你有何啓發?  主耶穌現在對你説甚麽話?

 2. 下一步是什麼行動?
   
     家庭角落
找機會與家人一起分享今日的領受。

今日博客的錄影: 
早禱:https://youtu.be/IsNZ2d0hykA
午禱:https://youtu.be/eLKzTNQGoFo


DAY 40 (2021) - With God all things are possible! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

    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 pre...