Wednesday, July 15, 2015

OT DAY 260 - Have You Seen God's Great Work? (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. 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.   Open your heart to praise the Lord


       
           Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
                               bring an offering, and come into his courts!
         Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
                                  tremble before him, all the earth!

                                  Psalm 96:8-9
        
 Confession and Repentance

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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

The Word (Deuteronomy 11:1-7)

English(ESV): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy 11&version=ESV


 “You shall therefore love the Lord your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always. And consider today (since I am not speaking to your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm, his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land, and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued after you, and how the Lord has destroyed them to this day, and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place, and what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel. For your eyes have seen all the great work of the Lord that he did.
                   Deuteronomy 11:1-7

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"

My Listening

     How many people do you think had seen with their own eyes of God's great work when Moses spoke to them? According to Numbers 1:46 they had 603,550  men when God asked them to count how many men beyond twenty years of age who could fight. That was 13 months after they left Egypt. Then, because of the rebellion of the Israelites they had to wander in the desert for 39 years, all those 603,550 died. According to Numbers 26:5, the second counting of those men beyond twenty years old were  601,730. 

     What age do you think people can remember what they have seen? I think may be after five years of age. So, how many of those 601,730 men were at least five years old and not more than twenty years old 39 years ago? I think less than 100,000 men. So, Moses was talking to those 100,000 men among about two million Israelites including women and children. They had seen God's great work and they should be the people leading the Israelites into the Promised Land.

     Have you seen God's great work? If you have, then you have to know that you are very precious servants of God. Be courageous like how God told Joshua later in the first chapter of Joshua to lead God's people into the Promised Land to experience the greatness of God! For us, the Promised Land is the Kingdom of God where God is Lord and King!

     Be courageous, because you have seen God's great work! 

Dear Lord Jesus, 
Open our eyes each day to see your great work so that we can be courageous leading your people into your Kingdom.   In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. Have you seen God's great work? If you have, please count God's blessings of giving you the honour to see His great work. If you don't, pray for God to open your eyes to see His great work.

2. Do you have the courage to do God's mighty work if you have seen His great work? 

Photos of our 30th Wedding Anniversary trip to Alaska












Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E

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