Monday, August 17, 2015

OT DAY 293 - How Can You Write God's Word in Stones? (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 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.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

        
         Bless the Lord, O my soul!
    Lord my God, you are very great!               
                                    Psalm 104:1

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

The Word (Deuteronomy 27:1-8)

English(ESV): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy 27&version=ESV


Now Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, “Keep the whole commandment that I command you today. And on the day you cross over the Jordan to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall set up large stones and plaster them with plaster. And you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over to enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you. And when you have crossed over the Jordan, you shall set up these stones, concerning which I command you today, on Mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster. And there you shall build an altar to the Lord your God, an altar of stones. You shall wield no iron tool on them; you shall build an altar to the Lord your God of uncut stones. And you shall offer burnt offerings on it to the Lord your God, and you shall sacrifice peace offerings and shall eat there, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God. And you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly.”
                   Deuteronomy 27:1-8

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"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmax47l2hLU

My Listening

      Today could be a turning point in my life. The topic I received from Jesus yesterday is the same as today "How can you write God's Word in stones?" To the Israelites, it was God's command to them so that their children and children's children saw those stones and they could count the blessings of God's miraculous deeds. To me, God has been calling me since mid-July after more than 60 brothers and sisters from my church, Richmond Emmanuel Church, attended Rev. Dr. Abraham Poon's two days course "How to get away from anxiety and depression". There are quite a number of brothers of sisters shared with me the joy of copying Bible with handwriting. Actually I received a call at that time to start this wonderful practice of being with Jesus through copying the Bible but I did not respond until yesterday when I read Deuteronomy 27:1-8. Today I had breakfast with Rev. Youngman Chan. He told me one of the inmate he frequently visits in the jail copying the Bible in English for years. This spiritual method giving that inmate lots of life changes. Then, Michelle and I had lunch with Rev. Peter Ho and his wife Shirley. Shirley told me she started to copy the Bible each day since November 27, 2011 and then Peter followed a few months later. God uses this way to give them uncountable blessings.

I do not have an excuse not to do it but to buy two booklets to start copying. The larger one to copy starting from Genesis in both Chinese and English. The smaller on to write down my daily golden verse for me to memorize. 

I do hope you can follow what Peter, Shirley and me has being doing. I am very sure you will have a brand new life if you are willing to do that!


Dear Lord Jesus, 
Help us to be willing to start copying the Bible knowing that this is a call from you to us today.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. Do you think it is not only a call for me but also to you to start copying the Bible? 

2. What have you received from Jesus today?









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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