Tuesday, December 8, 2015

OT DAY 396 - If A War or A Famine Comes, are You Ready? (Please click here for English podcast)

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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

   O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,
    you have covered my head in the day of battle.
                    Psalm 140:7

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 (Ruth 1:19b-22)

And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” 20 She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went away full, and the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the Lord has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?”
22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.
                 Ruth 1:19b-22

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"

My Listening
          A famine happened to Naomi which made her to think that God made her suffered. Do you know what really happened in Naomi's mind? 

         Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
         "Things are much hasher for me than for you," she says, "because Yahweh's hand has gone out against me." The Old Testament often speaks of God's hand being stretched to act. Not far from where Naomi and her daughters-in-law are standing at this moment, God's hand had been stretched out in bringing her people across the Jordan, according to the story told in Joshua. But that hand had also been stretched out in the stories told in Judges, when it was turned against Israel. As far as she and we know, Naomi is like Job in having done nothing to deserve the kind of treatment God gave the unfaithful Israelites in Judges, but that is the way she has been treated. When the Israelites were treated that way because of their unfaithfulness, they could repent and God might forgive them and restore them. When there is no such reason for your life collapsing, there is nothing you can do but protest. Job and the Psalms model the way you go about offering such protest, but Naomi has not reached the point where she can lift her voice and protest to God. 

John Goldingay. Joshua, Judges and Ruth for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.168.

           What I received from Jesus today is a question to you:
What if a war or a famine comes? Are you ready?

           When that happen, are you going to protest to God saying, "Why? Why me?" Or, you are prepared and ready any time that you are with God and that God can use you in that critical time to bring many into His mighty Kingdom.

           Are you ready? Or, you don't think it would happen, those prophecy in the revelation would never happen in your life time?
    Dear Lord Jesus, 
    Lead us to follow you each day to prepare ourselves so that we are ready. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
    1. If a war or famine comes, are you ready? 

2. What is your steps to get ready? 

3. What have you got from Jesus today?

Today's Time with Abba daily reading:
Psalm 137:1-9
Hosea 10:1-14:9
Jude 1-25
Proverbs 29:15-17

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

Today we start a seven days 7a.m. Copying the Bible class. We had 28 people participated this morning.

Zoe with Grandmom at Richmond Centre today

Praise and Thanksgiving

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

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