Tuesday, October 6, 2015

OT DAY 338 - Rise Up, Women (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

      Praise the Lord, all nations!
          Extol him, all peoples!
         For great is his steadfast love toward us,
           and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
          Praise the Lord!

                            Psalm 117:1-2

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 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 (Joshua 15:1-17:11)

English(ESV): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua+14&version=ESV


16 And Caleb said, “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.” 17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it. And he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 18 When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. And she got off her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?” 19 She said to him, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me the land of the Negeb, give me also springs of water.” And he gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
                 Joshua 15:16-19

Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, but only daughters, and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They approached Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the leaders and said, “The Lord commanded Moses to give us an inheritance along with our brothers.” So according to the mouth of the Lord he gave them an inheritance among the brothers of their father.
                      Joshua 17:3-4


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
      In a men's dominating world, how can women rise up? We can see from the two passages above that women played a special role. 

Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) :
    
     One can see the same story repeated in the early church, where women originally had an authority to minster that later disappeared, and one can see it in Israel in the person of someone such as Moses' big sister. Women have to develop strategies for living in a male-dominated world without going under.  

John Goldingay. Joshua, Judges and Ruth for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.69.





     
      How can we help our sisters in our church to rise up so that they can take the leadership roles just as men take for thousands of year!

      How can men and women really work together to extend God's mighty Kingdom in unity!

Dear Lord Jesus, 
Help all our brothers and sister to be willing to wok together so as to extend your Kingdom. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. Who are the top leaders in your church, men or women?

2. How can you help more women to rise up doing God's mighty work to extend His Kingdom?

3. What have you got from Jesus today?


Today's Time with Abba daily reading that I recited loudly and copy the Bible is:
Psalm 110:1-7
Jeremiah 8:8 - 9:26
Colossians 3:1 - 17
Proverbs 24:27

Photos of my copying the Bible today using Time with Abba passages



Yesterday's Golden Verse 




Other passages




Zoe, Day 9







Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasons

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