Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DAY 198 (2019) - Justification by faith is a relationship (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 74:12-23; 1 Chronicles 24:1-26:11; Romans 4:1-12, Proverbs 19:15-16)




Today's main passage:
What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.   Romans 4:1-5


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
    Today I have a very deep feeling on "Justification by faith" through Romans 4:1-5. Let me lay it out as I recorded that in my TWA journal as below: 

    
    "Justification by faith" is a relationship;
     Without relationship, burn out - you work me to death!
     With relationships, you are willing to do anything!




May you enter into that trustful relationship with God and brothers and sisters of your church that you won't step into the dead end of "Justification by works" that you want to receive approval and praise from other people and won't accuse your pastors to work you to death and you burn out!

    May you understand that faith is a gift from the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:9), and may the Holy Spirit fill you, pour down fresh anointing on you and that you can live out "justification by faith" because of your relationship with Jesus. And, because of that relationship, you are willing to do anything, live out Christlikeness to glorify His mighty name!

Dear Holy Spirit,
Fill us and pour down your fresh anointing upon us that because of that most precious and intimate relationship with you and with brothers and sisters that we are willing to do anything for you, to be Christlike and to be able to glorify your mighty name . 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 have that relationship that you won't burn out and be willing to do anything for Jesus?

Family Corner:
Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message.


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


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