Saturday, June 19, 2021

DAY 128 (2021) - To have a good life is so easy! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 



                      This drawing is according to Psalm 128:1-2



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 http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/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."


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

    Today's passage:
   

Psalm 128

A song of ascents.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

 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 isTo have a good life is so easy!

There are so many books teaching people to have a good life. There are so many people who wants to have a good life. But, do you know that to have a good life is not difficult? In fact, it is so easy! Do you believe that?

Psalm 128 is one of my most favourite Psalms. Why? Because it gives me a very simple secret to have a good and blessed life. 
Just one word: fear the Lord!

If you fear the Lord then you will walk in His ways and then you will have a good life because He is good. God is good, all the time, right?

Fear the Lord means a simple and personal listen and obey relationship with the Lord. Nothing more and nothing less! 

It's like you are a soldier and you have a captain who loves you and care for you and your team members. Because of that care and love you are willing to have that total submission to him. Saying, "Yes Sir!" will be your fear out of respect but also joy out of trusting relationship!

To have a good life is so easy and yet we choose to fear of losing our job, fear of our health, fear of COVID, fear of cancer, fear of losing face, fear of crisis, fear of earthquake, fear of not able to sleep, fear of so many things, but never fear of God!

If we really are able to fear of God then I am very sure that we won't fear of anything and will have a good life!!!


Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be able to fear of you that we won't fear anything anymore and will enjoy a good life. 
 
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 to worship with us - 
I Was Glad (Prince William & Kate's Royal Wedding)

    I was Glad (Schola Cantorum Emmanuel conducted by Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng) 

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

       
    Since January 1, 2021, I started to lead you to read one Psalm everyday for 150 days that you can experience a powerful experience to use Psalm to pray and sing praises to the Lord. If you watch my daily morning prayer "Time with Abba, Singing and Praising" video, I am going to sing with you one song to praise the Lord!
    
    Praise the Lord that after a few months of preparation for this new series with a good friend, Alice Cheung, you can see a brand new look in my daily blog. Alice who is now the Vice Principal of Diocesan Girls' School (https://www.dgs.edu.hk/) is going to draw a painting each day to highlight the key message of that day's Psalm. You can see the photos below of Alice, one pictures was taken in Hong Kong of Michelle and me, and Alice and her husband Johnson. The other picture is with her Doctor of Education gown standing besides the Alumni Wall of DGS and with her name and the year 1984, the year she graduated in that school. She had been a principal of a high school for seven years and worked as a Vice Principal two years ago. 








Friday, June 18, 2021

DAY 127 (2021) - How can you have good sleep everyday? (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 



                     This drawing is according to Psalm 127:2



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 http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/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."


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

    Today's passage:
   

Psalm 127

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.
In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
    for he grants sleep to[a] those he loves.

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.

 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 isHow can you have good sleep everyday?

Do you have a sleeping problem?

I have been using verse two for many years to have a spiritual check up for many people. 

My question is very simple, "Do you have a good sleep lately?" 

Many times when people told me that they did not have a good sleep then I asked more questions trying to find out the reasons why they could not have a good sleep. The result is always they have some problem in their relationship with Jesus or sometimes they admit that they do not have a relationship with Jesus anymore!

If you've got a sleeping problem then you really need to ask the Holy Spirit to shine on you so that you can see what happen in your life to block you from good sleep. May be you need to repent from your sins, may be you need to get rid of some bad habits, may be you're OK but you just drank some strong coffee or tea. Only the Holy Spirit can tell you what makes you unable to sleep. 

You need to claim for God's promise in Psalm 127:2 because He promises that those He loves can have good sleep!

More than that, in Proverbs 3:24 says:

   "When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet."

     
 Yes, if you are in a loving relationship with God, not only you can have good sleep, more than that, you won't be in fear and worries, you will have sweet sleep!


Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to claim your promise that we can have good and sweet sleep everyday. 
 
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 to worship with us - 
I Was Glad (Prince William & Kate's Royal Wedding)

    I was Glad (Schola Cantorum Emmanuel conducted by Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng) 

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

       
    Since January 1, 2021, I started to lead you to read one Psalm everyday for 150 days that you can experience a powerful experience to use Psalm to pray and sing praises to the Lord. If you watch my daily morning prayer "Time with Abba, Singing and Praising" video, I am going to sing with you one song to praise the Lord!
    
    Praise the Lord that after a few months of preparation for this new series with a good friend, Alice Cheung, you can see a brand new look in my daily blog. Alice who is now the Vice Principal of Diocesan Girls' School (https://www.dgs.edu.hk/) is going to draw a painting each day to highlight the key message of that day's Psalm. You can see the photos below of Alice, one pictures was taken in Hong Kong of Michelle and me, and Alice and her husband Johnson. The other picture is with her Doctor of Education gown standing besides the Alumni Wall of DGS and with her name and the year 1984, the year she graduated in that school. She had been a principal of a high school for seven years and worked as a Vice Principal two years ago. 








第 127天(2021年) - 你怎樣可以有好的睡眠? (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, 感受主的臨在, 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) http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/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。」



今日的經文:
  

( 所 羅 門 上 行 之 詩 。 ) 若 不 是 耶 和 華 建 造 房 屋 , 建 造 的 人 就 枉 然 勞 力 ; 若 不 是 耶 和 華 看 守 城 池 , 看 守 的 人 就 枉 然 警 醒 。

你 們 清 晨 早 起 , 夜 晚 安 歇 , 吃 勞 碌 得 來 的 飯 , 本 是 枉 然 ; 惟 有 耶 和 華 所 親 愛 的 , 必 叫 他 安 然 睡 覺 。

兒 女 是 耶 和 華 所 賜 的 產 業 ; 所 懷 的 胎 是 他 所 給 的 賞 賜 。

少 年 時 所 生 的 兒 女 好 像 勇 士 手 中 的 箭 。

箭 袋 充 滿 的 人 便 為 有 福 ; 他 們 在 城 門 口 和 仇 敵 說 話 的 時 候 , 必 不 至 於 羞 愧 。


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: 你怎樣可以有好的睡眠?

 你有睡得不好的問題嗎?

 我經常用詩篇127:2為人做一個屬靈的測試,通常我會問: 你最近睡得好嗎?

 如果他們的答案是睡得不好,我會在聖靈的帶領下問一些適切的問題,為他們找出原因。很多時都是和神的關係疏遠了,使自己不自覺地活在憂慮中,以致輾轉反側不能安眠,當然也有時是生活習慣的問題,例如晚上喝咖啡或濃的茶等等。

如果你有睡得不好的問題,我提議你在禱告中求問主耶穌,讓聖靈光照你使你看到是否有任何東西阻隔着你和主之間愛的關係,讓聖靈去啓迪你究竟是甚麼問題使你不能領受詩篇127:2從主而來的應許。

你更要知道,不單神應許給他所愛的兒女必安然睡覺,而且在箴言 3:24更告訴我們:

 "你 躺 下 , 必 不 懼 怕 ; 你 躺 臥 , 睡 得 香 甜 。"



親愛的主耶穌,  
求主使我們能每天享受與你愛的關係,使我們能每晚都睡得香甜奉主耶穌基督名求。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。



讚美
Chinese praise song - 

I Was Glad (Prince William & Kate's Royal Wedding)

    I was Glad (Schola Cantorum Emmanuel conducted by Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng) 


由2021年1月1日開始,我帶領大家每日讀一篇詩篇,用150天去為大家帶來一個藉詩篇唱詩歌頌寶貴的靈修親親爸父經歷。

    更感恩的是我和認識了超過三十多年的好朋友鄭張淑儀博士合作每日一詩篇,150日 "親親爸父,唱詩歌頌"的新嘗試。

    張博士Alice 現在是香港拔萃女書院 (DGS)的副校長,她會每天晝一幅表達那天詩篇精要的畫,而我則如以往一様寫此博客的內容。大家可以見到下面張博士和丈夫鄭昭明弟兄,我太太和我最近在香港的合照,及她穿着博士袍在1984年畢業的母挍香港拔萃女書院的畢業生牆有她名字Alice S Y CHEUNG Class of 1984前面影的相。 








Thursday, June 17, 2021

DAY 126 (2021) - Sow in tears, harvest with joy! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 



                      This drawing is according to Psalm 126:5-6



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 http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/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."


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

    Today's passage:
   

Psalm 126

A song of ascents.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of[a] Zion,
    we were like those who dreamed.[b]
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes,[c] Lord,
    like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

 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 isSow in tears, harvest with joy!

"Sow in tears, harvest with joy" is the message on each one of all Anglican Mission bishops' stole. Archbishop Yong Ping Chung asked the ladies in Sabah to make those stoles for all AM bishops since 2000. You can see in the two pictures those stoles. The first picture was taken in my Installation in September 2009 with Archbishop Yong, Bishop TJ and me with the stoles. The second one was taken from a confirmation at Toronto Emmanuel Church in September 2009.



So, Psalm 126 is the vision from Archbishop Yong to the Anglican Mission and we dearly and powerfully experienced how it has been working in us.  The fruitfulness is a clear sign of how we are blessed by the Lord for the past 21 years.

Pray for us and I sincerely pray that you will also experience what it says in this Psalm in your life!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for how you have done great things for the Anglican Mission the past 21 years. Help us to be able to sow in tears that we will reap with songs of joy. 
 
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 to worship with us - 
I Was Glad (Prince William & Kate's Royal Wedding)

    I was Glad (Schola Cantorum Emmanuel conducted by Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng) 

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

       
    Since January 1, 2021, I started to lead you to read one Psalm everyday for 150 days that you can experience a powerful experience to use Psalm to pray and sing praises to the Lord. If you watch my daily morning prayer "Time with Abba, Singing and Praising" video, I am going to sing with you one song to praise the Lord!
    
    Praise the Lord that after a few months of preparation for this new series with a good friend, Alice Cheung, you can see a brand new look in my daily blog. Alice who is now the Vice Principal of Diocesan Girls' School (https://www.dgs.edu.hk/) is going to draw a painting each day to highlight the key message of that day's Psalm. You can see the photos below of Alice, one pictures was taken in Hong Kong of Michelle and me, and Alice and her husband Johnson. The other picture is with her Doctor of Education gown standing besides the Alumni Wall of DGS and with her name and the year 1984, the year she graduated in that school. She had been a principal of a high school for seven years and worked as a Vice Principal two years ago. 








DAY 128 (2021) - To have a good life is so easy! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

                        This drawing is according to Psalm 128:1-2 Silence 1.    Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence 2.   ...