Friday, July 5, 2019

DAY 186 (2019) - Jesus says to you now, "Take courage!" (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 shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:

     “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 145:1-7; 2 Kings  1:1-2:17; Acts 23:11-35, Proverbs 18:14-15)




Today's main passage:
       11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”
12 The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul.13 More than forty men were involved in this plot. 14 They went to the chief priests and the elders and said, “We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul. 15 Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here.”
16 But when the son of Paul’s sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.
17 Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, “Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him.” 18 So he took him to the commander.
The centurion said, “Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.”
19 The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, “What is it you want to tell me?”    Acts 23:11-19


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.

My Listening
When I finished reading today's four passages, I had a very strong emotional feeling that Jesus told me to tell you, "Take courage!"

 Paul was nearly torn apart by those angry people and Jesus told Paul, "Take courage!"

What I received is that to take courage is to have the courage to face severe crisis and the unknown future! Take courage!

Look at today's Psalm to proclaim God's greatness, his greatness no one can fathom. Take courage!

Look at today's Acts of how God led Paul one step at a time to get away from the ambush that people trying to kill him and led him to experience "Take courage!"

May you have God with you each day that you also can experience "Take courage!"


Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to experience your daily presence that we can take courage in good days and in bad days. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. What kind of inspiration and calling have you received from today's message ?

2. What is the next one step for you to experience God's daily presence that we can take courage in good days and in bad days?

Family Corner:
Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of taking courage to live each day in God's presence.


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


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