Sunday, June 14, 2020

DAY 166 (2020) - God is testing your heart to become a Barnabas! (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 and having Jesus as my Lord. 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 132:13-18, 1 Kings 12:20-13:34; Acts 9:26-43; Proverbs 17:6)


    Today's main passage:
 26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews,[a] but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.
31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.
Acts 9:26-31


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 to Jesus as you listen to him.

    My Listening
    The topic I received two days ago was: God is testing your heart! Do you know that?

    The topic I received yesterday ago was: God is testing your heart to become a
     Ananias!

    The topic I received two days ago wasGod is testing your heart to become a
     Barnabas!

    This is a diamond opportunity for God to test our hearts to be true disciples of Jesus and to lead more to become true disciples of Jesus!

    Ananias was the first discipler prepared by the Holy Spirit for Saul. He discipled Saul for a short period of time and then Barnabas took over to become Saul's mentor.

    What is the difference between discipler and mentor?

    
    Discipler is for a disciple of Jesus to use a short period of time, about three months to a year to nurture new converts to be able to establish a daily intimate relationship with Jesus through daily devotion and to know how to listen and obey to Jesus' voice so that they can become disciples of Jesus.

    Mentor is for disciple of Jesus to use a longer period of time, about one year to three years to train disciples of Jesus to become disciplers.


    Ananias was Saul's discipler and Barnabas was Saul's mentor.

    Do you know that God is testing your heart to become a Ananias and a Barnabas? Do you know who is your Saul?


     Dear Lord Jesus,  
     Thank you for testing our hearts Lord Jesus. Help us to be willing to become a Ananias and a Barnabas. Show us who is our Saul. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
    
   
     Reflect on these questions:
     1. How can you grasp this diamond opportunity to be tested by God to become a Ananias and a Barnabas?   
      
      2.  What is your next step to make this happen?
           Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     


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