Tuesday, May 22, 2018

DAY 142 (2018) - Why God makes you see many bitter troubles? (Please click here for English podcast)

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

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, Time with Abba (Psalm 71:19-24; 2 Samuel 1:1-2:11; John  12:20-50Proverbs 15:27-28)

Bible link:
English(ESV):https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=列+王+紀+下+13&version=ESV

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 My Listening
            The message I got today from our Lord Jesus Christ is: "Why God makes you see many bitter troubles?  "

           "Why?", "Why me?" is what we as human beings use to respond to our own sufferings. Today's Psalm 71:19-24 give us answer to this painful question.

           The reason of God giving you many bitter troubles is because He so wants to restore your life again! 

               Just like 23:3 "He restore my soul.You guides me along the right paths for his name's sake." Only after this "restoration" we have a better chance to call God from "he" to "you"! A remote relationship of "he" from a close relationship of "you", Lord, thank you for being here with me!

               That's how David demonstrated to us in today 2 Samuel 2:1-4 of how he asked God of where he should go and which city God wants him to reside. Then, God gave him the green light to go and to give him the name of the city where he resided there as king for 7 1/2 years.

               Our many bitter troubles pull us back to a close relationship with God so that we can be restored by Him and that we are willing to die of our own self-centredness so that we can enter into His glory, His presence, to serve Jesus humbly and then we will be honoured by God in a very special way!

               Yes, Jesus says, "My Father will honour the one who serves me." John 12:26

             
     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     We give thanks to you for all those bitter troubles so that we can have a better chance to be restored by you and that we can glorify you and be honoured by you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 
                   
      Reflect on these questions:
   1.  Do you have a different perspective to look at bitter troubles after reading today's message?

    2.  How can you live that out in your life and to teach people of this wonderful perspective?
    
     3. 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


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     Today is our  DAY 142 in 2018 non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am Thursday night 8pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 9:45am, Sunday 7:00am to 8:25am


The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!

     Also, we started to have a weekly Thursday TWA at 8p.m. two months ago, a weekly Friday TWA for moms with child care last Friday and a weekly TWA led by Pastoral Care School leader at 7p.m. four years ago. 
    
Please find wonderful pictures of our TWA at Richmond Emmanuel Church:
      Daily copying the Bible and small groups praying in front of Janelle's wonderful painting "Story of God's salvation"



     Ram horns sounding daily to welcome the presence of our might God and to open our souls to prepare receiving His message:





     Three generations TWA worship:


     Daily communion after TWA:


     Parents praying with their daughter: (Rev. Ignatius Ng, Anna Ng and Zoe Glory Ng)



     Mom's TWA:



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