“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.”
"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 59:6-13; Judges 2:10-3:31; Luke22:14-34, Proverbs 14:1-2)
Today's main passages:
Judges 2:10-14, 16-19; 3:9-12
Today I received a sharing from WhatsApp from one of our sisters of Richmond Emmanuel Church of her reflection after today's Time with Abba. She said, "Be always on the watch, and pray so that we can rely on our Heavenly Father to drive out those Canaanites in our lives, Amen."
I was so touched by her sharing, because that was exactly what I received and put it on my blog yesterday! So, I sent a respond to her sharing in our TWA WhatsApp as follow:
"Wow! What you have received is what I received yesterday when I wrote my blog! Wonderful!
But, our biggest problems are:
1. Without the Holy Spirit to shine on us, we have no way to know those Canaanites deep down in our lives!
2. We do not know those Canaanites that is our sin, we would not be filled with the Holy Spirit, we would not have the anointing of the Holy Sprit, without the anointing of the Holy Sprit, we have no strength to walk with God, without the presence of God, we are not able to drive out those sins!"
But why Caleb, this 85 years old warrior could have that courage and strength to drive out those most powerful Anakites? Why Othniel and other Judges could have that courage and strength to drive out those Canaanites?
That's because of the experience of "God with us"! When God was with them, just like Othniel being filled by the Holy Spirit, they won, drove out the Canaanites!
Who are your "Canaanites"? Your "Me, me, me", or anger, money, lust, gluttony, fame, power, pride, insecurity, anxiety, depression....?
Let me tell you plainly and clearly, you and all your helpers are not able to drive out those "Canaanites"! Why? Because those are the traps and snares set by Satan tailor-made for you to sift you away from the arms of your Heavenly Father so that you cannot experience "God with us", cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit so that Satan could do whatever he wants to do to you!
May you become a Caleb, an Othniel who God was with them always that you can be able to drive out all those rotten sins deep down in your soul that you won't become the slave of this worldly culture, no more a religious person but a true Christian!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to drive out those rotten sins deep down in our souls that we won't become the slave of this worldly culture, no more a religious person but a true Christian. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Reflect on these questions: