Friday, October 9, 2020

DAY 283 (2020) - How can you become a model in the midst of severe suffering? (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 



 


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 112:1-10, Jeremiah 12:1-14:10;  1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:9; Proverbs 24:28-29)

     TWA Bible link: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

    
      Today's main passage:

    For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

      1 Thessalonians 1:4-7


     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 today from Jesus is: How can you become a model in the midst of severe suffering?

    This pandemic pulls so many people in a severe suffering which we cannot save by our own effort!

    Today's 1 Thessalonians 1:4-7 gives us great encouragement and direction:
    1. You need to know that you are being loved and chosen by God
    2. The Holy Spirit gives you joy that you welcome messages from God in the midst of this pandemic, severe suffering.
    3. You are willing to imitate God's servants sent by God to help you that you are able to imitate Jesus as those servants help you to enjoy the presence of Jesus.
    4. Then, you can become a model for other people God prepares for you to help

    May you be willing and able to experience these four steps to glorify the mighty name of Jesus Christ in the midst of this pandemic!

   
     Dear Lord Jesus,  
    Help us to be willing and able to experience these four steps to glorify your mighty name in the midst of this pandemic. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
     
     Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to God?
    
           Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     


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