Thursday, December 31, 2015

OT DAY 412 - You Cherish to See God When You Experienced His Power (Please click here for English podcast)


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

  The Lord is gracious and merciful,
        slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  
       The Lord is good to all,
         and his mercy is over all that he has made.
                    Psalm 145:8-9

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method

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 (1 Samuel 1:21-22)

21 The husband Elkanah and all his household went up to offer Yahweh the yearly sacrifice and to fulfill his promise, 22 but Hannah did not go up "Because" (she said to her husband),  “when the boy  is weaned I will bring him. We will see Yahweh's face, and he will stay there permanently."  
          1 Samuel 1:21-22 (Old Testament Translation by John Goldingay)

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
         Today I use Professor John Goldingay's translation for these two verses. Why? Because I think his translation of verse 22 "We will see Yahweh's face" is more inspiring and accurate then what ESV or NIV has. It says "Present him before the Lord". 

         Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
         The Torah speaks of the festivals as occasions when people go to "appear before" God, but Hannah uses a bolder expression. They are occasions when people go to "see God" (it's the same Hebrew verb, but a different form of it). No doubt she doesn't expect physically to see God; she is too wise a woman to reckon that God is bodily and visible. She will think of seeing God in not such a different way to the way Christians do when we speak of seeing God with the eyes of our hearts, as we might put it. Hannah knows that when you go to God's house, you really meet with God.  
John Goldingay. 1 and 2 Samuel for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, p.20.

           Tomorrow, January 1, 2016 Richmond Emmanuel Church will start our 366 days daily prayer meeting for the whole year. Our time table will be:
Monday to Friday   7a.m. to 7:30a.m. Prayer meeting
                          (6:30a.m. to 7a.m. copying the Bible using Time with Abba one year read the whole Bible list as you can see below)

Saturday              9a.m. to 9:45a.m. Prayer Meeting(8a.m. to 9a.m. Copying the Bible)
Sunday                8a.m. to 8:30a.m. (half an hour before our 1st Sunday service)

         I do hope and pray that we will have lots of REC brothers and sisters coming to see God and worship God. If you are in Vancouver, you are welcome to join us!

        May you have a blessed and anointed year 2016!

Dear Lord Jesus, 
    Help us to cherish the opportunity to see you and worship you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. Have you seen God in that kind of sense, especially after you experienced His great power

    2. Could you ask the Holy Spirit to help you to recall one to two occasions now and give thanks to the Lord, then ask God to open your eyes to be able to see Him?

3. What have you got from Jesus today?

Today's Time with Abba daily reading:
Psalm 150:1-6
Malachi 3:1-4:6
Revelation 22:1-21
Proverbs 31:25-31

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

Praise and Thanksgiving

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

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