Monday, December 31, 2012

DAY 266 - (English podcast click here)

DAY 266 - Total Control by Me, OK? (請按此處收聼廣東話Cantonese podcast click here)

Today's Reading: Luke 1: 26-38

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Please click this link to read Luke 1: 26-38

Bible Study

     After introducing Theophilus, Zechariah and Elizabeth, the focus is on Mary in today's passage. If you were Mary, how would you feel of what would be happening to you? What was that really? Would you allow that impossible thing to happen to you? Why? 
Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"

Spiritual Journal

     What I heard from Jesus today is: Total control by me, OK?

     What I received today from Jesus is a question he will ask you many times in your lifetime, many times. It is the question of whether we are willing to be controlled by him totally. The only reason that Mary allowed that to happen to her is her total trust on God. I can't think of other reason. 

     What kind of relationship do you have with Jesus lately? What can you think of if Jesus asks you similar question as he asked Mary in today's passage? It is quite difficult for me to think of something in that magnitude! Let me try to give some examples:
Are you willing to set at least 20 minutes to be with me each day through reading the Bible to listen to me?
Are you willing to memorize at least one Golden verse from the Bible each week?
Are you willing to offer your one tenth of what you have to me?
Are you willing to fast for 40 days for me?
Are you willing to lead at least one non-Christian to me each year?
Are you willing to be the Discipler for one to two new converts every year?
Are you willing to stop being a workaholic and rest more?
Are you willing to trust me totally to do some impossible things for me?
Are you willing to be controlled by me totally? Really OK?

     You should notice that those questions that I can think of are more and more difficult to accept. To me, what Mary said YES to God is the most difficult one because it was really a total control by God!

     So, Jesus would like to ask you this question today:
     Total control by me, OK?

     I do hope that you understand your OK or not OK means whether Jesus is really your Lord or not! 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be willing to follow you as our Lord. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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