Saturday, October 17, 2015

OT DAY 348 - Your Trouble Is God's Test (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

      I have seen a limit to all perfection,
    but your commandment is exceedingly broad.
                       Psalm 119:96

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 (Judges 2:20-3:4)

English(ESV): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges 2&version=ESV

 20 So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he said, “Because this people have transgressed my covenant that I commanded their fathers and have not obeyed my voice, 21 I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations that Joshua left when he died, 22 in order to test Israel by them, whether they will take care to walk in the way of the Lord as their fathers did, or not.” 23 So the Lord left those nations, not driving them out quickly, and he did not give them into the hand of Joshua.
Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before. These are the nations: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. They were for the testing of Israel, to know whether Israel would obey the commandments of the Lord, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

                      Judges 2:20-3:4


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
      When you first became a Christian, you might think that from then on you will stay out of troubles and worries, no bad thing would happen to you.

      What do you think now? Today's passage explains to us why we can still be surrounded by troubles and worries. According to what Judges says, 

"in order to test Israel by them, whether they will take care to walk in the way of the Lord as their fathers did, or not.”   Judges 2:22

"to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before.                                                           Judges 3:1-2

      Do you understand what Jesus wants to tell you today? Well, Jesus always encourage me like this, "My son, your trouble is a challenge, it is a test to see whether you know how to look upon me and not to your troubles. Be still, and know that I am God. Follow me and you will have a breakthrough."

      You need to know that because of the rebellious of mankind and each one of us, we are at war always. Not only wars all around the world for thousands of years but spiritual warfare everywhere though we may not aware that. No one can help us to win this war, only to walk with Jesus each day that we can survive those severe spiritual warfare. 

     Remember, your trouble is God's test, a challenge helping you to grow in Jesus!

Dear Lord Jesus, 
Help us to be sure that our trouble is a test helping us to grow in you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. Are you in the midst of troubles and worries now? Have you got a new insight of why you got those troubles?

2. How can you focus your eyes upon God and not your troubles? How can you take your difficulties as a challenge to grow and be mature in Jesus?

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 116:15-19
Jeremiah 30:1 -31:26
1 Timothy 2:1-15
Proverbs 25:18-19

Photos of my copying the Bible using Time with Abba passages



 Golden Verse 




Other passages







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


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