Saturday, April 10, 2021

DAY 58 (2021) - Satan means destroy, Jesus means rejoice ! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 



                       This drawing is according to Psalm 58:1-2



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
3.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."


      Bible link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%207&version=NIV

    Today's passage:
   

Psalm 58[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b]

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
    like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
    however skillful the enchanter may be.

Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[c]
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.”

     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 from Jesus is: Satan
 means destroy, Jesus means rejoice !

The tune that David used in this psalm is the same tune "Do not destroy" as for Psalm 57 and 59. Some commentators says it is because of the sin of David that he had so many painful disasters, so many people wanted to destroy him including his own son. But, don't forget that David is being described as the one who is after God's heart.

What I got today is a very encouraging message from the Lord. It is because David was so close to God's heart that he could face with each of those destruction that wanted to destroy him of his life and of his eternal life! 

Getting through each scheme of destruction and winning each of the devil's plan to pull him away from God gave him a stronger character to witness God's mighty power.

So, do not be afraid of any crisis in your life. Right in this moment, Jesus reminds me to turn to 1 Corinthians 10: 13 to give you a word of encouragement:

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

So, this is what I've got today from Jesus to give all of us a big encouragement:

Satan means destroy, Jesus means rejoice!
     
Dear Lord Jesus,
We trust you and we love you. Help us to rejoice when you put us to go through difficulties. 
 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 Jesus?
    
           Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     


        
Please click this link to worship with us - Refiner's Fire

       To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

       
    Starting from January 1, 2021, I started to lead you to read one Psalm everyday for 150 days that you can experience a powerful experience to use Psalm to pray and sing praises to the Lord. If you watch my daily morning prayer "Time with Abba, Singing and Praising" video, I am going to sing with you one song to praise the Lord!
    
    Praise the Lord that after a few months of preparation for this new series with a good friend, Alice Cheung, you can see a brand new look in my daily blog. Alice who is now the Vice Principal of Diocesan Girls' School (https://www.dgs.edu.hk/) is going to draw a painting each day to highlight the key message of that day's Psalm. You can see the photos below of Alice, one pictures was taken in Hong Kong of Michelle and me, and Alice and her husband Johnson. The other picture is with her Doctor of Education gown standing besides the Alumni Wall of DGS and with her name and the year 1984, the year she graduated in that school. She had been a principal of a high school for seven years and worked as a Vice Principal two years ago. 




第 58 天(2021年) - 撒但要摧毀你,但主耶穌要興起你,使你喜樂! (大家可到FaceBook (silastyng)看此博客的錄影 )

 

安靜

1.  停下來. 靜一靜

2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 感受主的臨在, 呼出你的憂慮


讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩

知罪,認罪,悔改 (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法) http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1. 求聖靈光照,使你知罪,願意認罪悔改 
     "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔, 
        求你幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去侍奉主、見證主,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」



今日的經文:

( 大 衛 的 金 詩 , 交 與 伶 長 。 調 用 休 要 毀 壞 。 ) 世 人 哪 , 你 們 默 然 不 語 , 真 合 公 義 麼 ? 施 行 審 判 , 豈 按 正 直 麼 ?

不 然 ! 你 們 是 心 中 作 惡 ; 你 們 在 地 上 秤 出 你 們 手 所 行 的 強 暴 。

惡 人 一 出 母 胎 就 與 神 疏 遠 , 一 離 母 腹 便 走 錯 路 , 說 謊 話 。

他 們 的 毒 氣 好 像 蛇 的 毒 氣 ; 他 們 好 像 塞 耳 的 聾 虺 ,

不 聽 行 法 術 的 聲 音 , 雖 用 極 靈 的 咒 語 也 是 不 聽 。

神 啊 , 求 你 敲 碎 他 們 口 中 的 牙 ; 耶 和 華 啊 , 求 你 敲 掉 少 壯 獅 子 的 大 牙 !

願 他 們 消 滅 , 如 急 流 的 水 一 般 ; 他 們 瞅 準 射 箭 的 時 候 , 願 箭 頭 彷 彿 砍 斷 。

願 他 們 像 蝸 牛 消 化 過 去 , 又 像 婦 人 墜 落 未 見 天 日 的 胎 。

你 們 用 荊 棘 燒 火 , 鍋 還 未 熱 , 他 要 用 旋 風 把 青 的 和 燒 著 的 一 齊 颳 去 。

10 義 人 見 仇 敵 遭 報 就 歡 喜 , 要 在 惡 人 的 血 中 洗 腳 。

11 因 此 , 人 必 說 : 義 人 誠 然 有 善 報 ; 在 地 上 果 有 施 行 判 斷 的 神 !


現在讓你有一個安靜的時刻,給聖靈一個空間,讓主耶穌可以藉着剛才讀過的經文,親自對你説話。

 我的聆聽
     我從主耶穌領受主題是: 撒但要摧毀你,但主耶穌要興起你,使你喜樂!

    這詩篇的調名和昨天的57篇一樣,都是 "休要毀壞",明天的詩篇59篇也是一樣的調名。

     有些釋經家認為大衞遭到這麼多攻擊和苦難是因為他犯了重罪的後果。但我們不要忘記大衞是聖經描述 "接近神心意的人",所他亦是魔鬼撒但的眼中釘,要用一切可能的方法使他離開神,毀壞他的生命,摧毀他的永恆生命! 但對大衞來說,因着他緊靠神,有神同在,戰勝每個攻擊及苦難使他更堅強,使他的生命能見證神的大能!

    所以,弟兄姊妹們,不要為到你現在面對的困難和苦難感到害怕,因為祇要你願意緊靠神,不被魔鬼藉困難和苦難使你失去信心離開神,神必會帶領你過關,包括人生最後的死亡一關。主耶穌吩咐我為你讀出哥林多前書10:13使你能領受他現在給你的應許:

    你 們 所 遇 見 的 試 探 , 無 非 是 人 所 能 受 的 。 神 是 信 實 的 , 必 不 叫 你 們 受 試 探 過 於 所 能 受 的 ; 在 受 試 探 的 時 候 , 總 要 給 你 們 開 一 條 出 路 , 叫 你 們 能 忍 受 得 住 。



我感受主耶穌現在對你說: 不要怕,祇要信! 我要興起你,使你喜樂!


    親愛的主耶穌,  
    我們相信你,我們愛你,當你容許困難和苦難發生時,求你使我們因着有你同在,生命能充滿喜樂,奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。
     
   省察問題
 1. 今日的信息對你有何啓發?  主耶穌現在對你説甚麽話?

 2. 下一步是什麼行動?
   
     家庭角落
找機會與家人一起分享今日的領受。



讚美
Chinese praise song - 
我要向山舉目(詩篇121篇) I lift up my eyes to the hills (Psalm 121)



由2021年1月1日開始,我帶領大家每日讀一篇詩篇,用150天去為大家帶來一個藉詩篇唱詩歌頌寶貴的靈修親親爸父經歷。

    更感恩的是我和認識了超過三十多年的好朋友鄭張淑儀博士合作每日一詩篇,150日 "親親爸父,唱詩歌頌"的新嘗試。

    張博士Alice 現在是香港拔萃女書院 (DGS)的副校長,她會每天晝一幅表達那天詩篇精要的畫,而我則如以往一様寫此博客的內容。大家可以見到下面張博士和丈夫鄭昭明弟兄,我太太和我最近在香港的合照,及她穿着博士袍在1984年畢業的母挍香港拔萃女書院的畢業生牆有她名字Alice S Y CHEUNG Class of 1984前面影的相。 






Friday, April 9, 2021

DAY 57 (2021) - Awake, my soul! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 



                        This drawing is according to Psalm 57:1, 7-8



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
3.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."


      Bible link: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%207&version=NIV

    Today's passage:
   
     

Psalm 57[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[c]
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

     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 from Jesus is
Awake, my soul!

When David was writing this psalm he was hiding far back in a cave to escape from King Saul's chasing to kill. That was one of David's darkest hour of his life and yet he could have faith to trust in the Lord that those who dug a pit in his path would fall into it themselves.

Not only that, he could declare that his heart is steadfast and could sing praises to God!

It is so powerful when I heard David saying, "Awake, my soul!"
So many days in my life when I was under attack by some people or facing with difficulties that I could not handle, my soul was down and sometimes drown by those water of bitterness and darkness!

Especially the experiencing I had this Monday to Tuesday in the hospital of that painful, fearful and helpless moments giving me an opportunity to think about how fragile we are as human beings! Those dark moment can come any time unexpectedly. And, when that fearful, painful and helpless moment comes are our souls still be able to be still awake or just fainted?

The tune of this psalm is "Do not destroy" with the "Awake, my soul" means a lot to me today. The plan of Satan is not only to destroy your life but to destroy your soul! He wants to pull you from heaven to hell! He wants you to leave Jesus, desert your leaders, your family, your friends and join the dark force!

How important it is that we learn from David to declare:
Awake! Awake! Awake, my soul! 

How important it is that we can awake early in the morning to be with Jesus singing praises to Him and listening to Him that our souls be awakened, be comforted and our hearts be strengthened!
     
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be willing to awake in all times to praise you that no one can destroy our souls. 
 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 Jesus?
    
           Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     


        
Please click this link to worship with us - Refiner's Fire

       To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

       
    Starting from January 1, 2021, I started to lead you to read one Psalm everyday for 150 days that you can experience a powerful experience to use Psalm to pray and sing praises to the Lord. If you watch my daily morning prayer "Time with Abba, Singing and Praising" video, I am going to sing with you one song to praise the Lord!
    
    Praise the Lord that after a few months of preparation for this new series with a good friend, Alice Cheung, you can see a brand new look in my daily blog. Alice who is now the Vice Principal of Diocesan Girls' School (https://www.dgs.edu.hk/) is going to draw a painting each day to highlight the key message of that day's Psalm. You can see the photos below of Alice, one pictures was taken in Hong Kong of Michelle and me, and Alice and her husband Johnson. The other picture is with her Doctor of Education gown standing besides the Alumni Wall of DGS and with her name and the year 1984, the year she graduated in that school. She had been a principal of a high school for seven years and worked as a Vice Principal two years ago. 




DAY 58 (2021) - Satan means destroy, Jesus means rejoice ! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

                         This drawing is according to Psalm 58:1-2 Silence 1.    Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence 2.   ...