“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."
Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passages we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him.
The topic I received today is: In faithfulness you have afflicted me!
Wow! You know God does not allow things to happen without His permission. He allows sufferings happened to you is because He is faithful!
Do you believe that?
Today's three passages tell us this fact:
1. Today's Psalm tells us: God made you, formed you, comforted you... When he allows sufferings happened to you is for you to know that only He is the one who will never run away from you because He is always faithful!
2. Today's Lamentation tells us: God allowed severe sufferings to happen to His own people because of their continuous rebelliousness. The reason for God to do that is for them to repent and come back to Him
3. Today's Hebrews tells us: Jesus suffered the most severe sufferings telling us that suffering is a test and Jesus tells us that if we are willing to wait, He is going to save us
If you believe that is good for you to be afflicted, you will be blessed!
You won't be unable to sleep! You won't be pull into depression! And, God will use you and your experience, your testimony to bring healing, freedom and salvation to many people!
Since January 1, 2016 Richmond Emmanuel Church has non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am, 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!