Thursday, July 11, 2019

DAY 192 (2019) - God appoints you to bring those whose hearts have become calloused to be healed (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 148:1-14; 1 Chronicles 11:1-12:18; Acts 28:1-31, Proverbs 19:1-3)




Today's main passage:
When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him. Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. 18 They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. 19 The Jews objected, so I was compelled to make an appeal to Caesar. I certainly did not intend to bring any charge against my own people. 20 For this reason I have asked to see you and talk with you. It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.”
21 They replied, “We have not received any letters from Judea concerning you, and none of our people who have come from there has reported or said anything bad about you. 22 But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.”
23 They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God,and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. 25 They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet:
26 “‘Go to this people and say,
“You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.”
27 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
    hear with their ears,
    understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’
28 “Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!” [29] 
30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!    Acts 28:16-31


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
    I enrolled in an Anglican history course organized by Nashotah House(I was there from August 1984 to May 1987 for my Master of Divinity degree)at the Anglican Centre in Rome.

     It is such a blessing that I was able to see with my own eyes the place described in Acts 28 that Paul was being jailed in a citizen's home with a soldier guarding him and a chain chained him to a stone pole. You can see in the picture below of that rustic chain and the stone pole with rustic chains track!


I also saw the stone art of Paul, Peter and Luke with Luke recording of what Paul said and put that into the book of Acts!

I still remember that one hour visit with lots of thanksgiving, lots of inspiration and lots of tears!

















Jesus chose Paul to bring those people whose hearts had become calloused to Him to receive healing!

Jesus appoints you now to bring those people whose hearts had become calloused to Him to receive healing!

Are you willing to say, "Yes, Sir!"

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be willing to say YES to you bringing those people whose hearts have become calloused  to you to receive healing. 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 be willing to say YES to Jesus bringing those people whose hearts have become calloused to Him to receive healing?

Family Corner:
Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of "God appoints you to bring those whose hearts have become calloused to Him to receive healing".


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


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