Thursday, March 6, 2014

DAY 655 - Kneeling to Pray Is The Key to Experience God's Love (請按此處收聼廣東話Cantonese podcast click here)

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                               Today's Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21


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Bible Study

     Paul concludes the first half of his letter to the Ephesians with a powerful way to pray, or perhaps the most powerful way to pray. You need to know this powerful secret - Kneeling down to pray.(verse 14)


Bishop N.T. Wright says ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._T._Wright ) :
      People sometimes say that in a letter like Ephesians the first half is 'doctrine' and the second half is 'ethics'  - half of the letter on what to believe , half on how to behave.  But in fact, as a glance back through the first three chapters will reveal, much of Ephesians 1-3 is not 'teaching' so much as prayer…
     That is what Paul's prayer here is all about.  Essentially, it is a prayer that the young Christians may discover the heart of what it means to be a Christian.  It means knowing God as the all-loving, all-powerful father;  it means putting down roots into that love - or, changing the picture, having that love as the rock-solid foundation for every aspect of one's life. 
    
N.T. Wright. Paul for Everyone:Te Prison Letters. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004, p.39, 40.

     How can Paul's kneeling down to pray inspire your way of praying? How can you pray more, especially kneeling to pray more? 
     
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 up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmax47l2hLU

Spiritual Journal

    The title I heard from Jesus today is: Kneeling to pray is the key to experience God's love

    What I got from Jesus today is a confirmation of the vision I received on June 27 last year. I clearly remember that day Jesus told me to start kneeling down to pray for at least three minutes a day and to encourage as much as I can to others to do the same way.

    Please click this link to read/listen to what happened that day: http://discipler123.blogspot.ca/2013/06/day-404-i-will-return-kneel-3-minutes.html 

    I truly believe that our Lord Jesus Christ urge you to join this campaign to kneel down to pray for at least three minutes a day starting now. As a personal testimony, I have knelt down to pray at least three minutes since then until now. And, I know that many brothers and sisters start to do that since last June. The fruit is that our church has experienced quite a number of major miracles since then.

     Why don't you try for 40 days and see what will happen? Why 40 days? Well, it is just a complete cycle following Jesus example and quite a number of Christian way of spiritual exercise. Join us now, please! 
    
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be willing to kneel down to pray for at least three minutes a day so that we can experience the power of your love in a new way. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.



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