Sunday, January 31, 2021

DAY 31 (2021) - Don't panic! Jesus is your hiding place! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 


This two drawings is according to Psalm 31:14-16


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 31

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
    come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
    a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
    as for me, I trust in the Lord.
I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
    for you saw my affliction
    and knew the anguish of my soul.
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
    but have set my feet in a spacious place.

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
    my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish
    and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,
    and my bones grow weak.
11 Because of all my enemies,
    I am the utter contempt of my neighbors
and an object of dread to my closest friends—
    those who see me on the street flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as though I were dead;
    I have become like broken pottery.
13 For I hear many whispering,
    “Terror on every side!”
They conspire against me
    and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
    from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
    for I have cried out to you;
but let the wicked be put to shame
    and be silent in the realm of the dead.
18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
    for with pride and contempt
    they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

19 How abundant are the good things
    that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
    on those who take refuge in you.
20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
    from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling
    from accusing tongues.

21 Praise be to the Lord,
    for he showed me the wonders of his love
    when I was in a city under siege.
22 In my alarm I said,
    “I am cut off from your sight!”
Yet you heard my cry for mercy
    when I called to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
    The Lord preserves those who are true to him,
    but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.


     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 
Don't panic! Jesus is your hiding place!

There is no better way today as to click the link below, listen then sing You are my hiding place. It is so easy for us to panic when something we can not handle happen. You need to know that is exactly the time you can experience in a real sense God is our hiding place. He is your refuge and your fortress. He is the one to hide you safely away from the opposition and this dark pandemic. He is the one to silence the poisonous gossip. Have you been hurt by those poisonous gossip?

Watch you mouth! Don't be one of them because:
"The Lord preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full." Psalm 31: 23

Don't panic! Jesus is your hiding place!

   Dear Lord Jesus,
    I give thanks to you for you are my hiding place. Help me never in panic but to trust in you. 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. 
     


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

       Please click this link if you have an Android Cel to listen to the most recent ten  podcasts:
      Time with Abba, Singing Praising:



       Welcome to use my first blog: Read one chapter of Bible a day 


    Starting from January 1, 2021, I am going 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 31 天(2021年) - 主耶穌是你的避難所! (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:

耶 和 華 啊 , 我 投 靠 你 ; 求 你 使 我 永 不 羞 愧 ; 憑 你 的 公 義 搭 救 我 !

求 你 側 耳 而 聽 , 快 快 救 我 ! 作 我 堅 固 的 磐 石 , 拯 救 我 的 保 障 !

因 為 你 是 我 的 巖 石 , 我 的 山 寨 ; 所 以 , 求 你 為 你 名 的 緣 故 引 導 我 , 指 點 我 。

求 你 救 我 脫 離 人 為 我 暗 設 的 網 羅 , 因 為 你 是 我 的 保 障 。

我 將 我 的 靈 魂 交 在 你 手 裡 ; 耶 和 華 誠 實 的 神 啊 , 你 救 贖 了 我 。

我 恨 惡 那 信 奉 虛 無 之 神 的 人 ; 我 卻 倚 靠 耶 和 華 。

我 要 為 你 的 慈 愛 高 興 歡 喜 ; 因 為 你 見 過 我 的 困 苦 , 知 道 我 心 中 的 艱 難 。

你 未 曾 把 我 交 在 仇 敵 手 裡 ; 你 使 我 的 腳 站 在 寬 闊 之 處 。

耶 和 華 啊 , 求 你 憐 恤 我 , 因 為 我 在 急 難 之 中 ; 我 的 眼 睛 因 憂 愁 而 乾 癟 , 連 我 的 身 心 也 不 安 舒 。

10 我 的 生 命 為 愁 苦 所 消 耗 ; 我 的 年 歲 為 歎 息 所 曠 廢 。 我 的 力 量 因 我 的 罪 孽 衰 敗 ; 我 的 骨 頭 也 枯 乾 。

11 我 因 一 切 敵 人 成 了 羞 辱 , 在 我 的 鄰 舍 跟 前 更 甚 ; 那 認 識 我 的 都 懼 怕 我 , 在 外 頭 看 見 我 的 都 躲 避 我 。

12 我 被 人 忘 記 , 如 同 死 人 , 無 人 記 念 ; 我 好 像 破 碎 的 器 皿 。

13 我 聽 見 了 許 多 人 的 讒 謗 , 四 圍 都 是 驚 嚇 ; 他 們 一 同 商 議 攻 擊 我 的 時 候 , 就 圖 謀 要 害 我 的 性 命 。

14 耶 和 華 啊 , 我 仍 舊 倚 靠 你 ; 我 說 : 你 是 我 的 神 。

15 我 終 身 的 事 在 你 手 中 ; 求 你 救 我 脫 離 仇 敵 的 手 和 那 些 逼 迫 我 的 人 。

16 求 你 使 你 的 臉 光 照 僕 人 , 憑 你 的 慈 愛 拯 救 我 。

17 耶 和 華 啊 , 求 你 叫 我 不 致 羞 愧 , 因 為 我 曾 呼 籲 你 ; 求 你 使 惡 人 羞 愧 , 使 他 們 在 陰 間 緘 默 無 聲 。

18 那 撒 謊 的 人 逞 驕 傲 輕 慢 , 出 狂 妄 的 話 攻 擊 義 人 ; 願 他 的 嘴 啞 而 無 言 。

19 敬 畏 你 、 投 靠 你 的 人 , 你 為 他 們 所 積 存 的 , 在 世 人 面 前 所 施 行 的 恩 惠 是 何 等 大 呢 !

20 你 必 把 他 們 藏 在 你 面 前 的 隱 密 處 , 免 得 遇 見 人 的 計 謀 ; 你 必 暗 暗 地 保 守 他 們 在 亭 子 裡 , 免 受 口 舌 的 爭 鬧 。

21 耶 和 華 是 應 當 稱 頌 的 , 因 為 他 在 堅 固 城 裡 向 我 施 展 奇 妙 的 慈 愛 。

22 至 於 我 , 我 曾 急 促 地 說 : 我 從 你 眼 前 被 隔 絕 。 然 而 , 我 呼 求 你 的 時 候 , 你 仍 聽 我 懇 求 的 聲 音 。

23 耶 和 華 的 聖 民 哪 , 你 們 都 要 愛 他 ! 耶 和 華 保 護 誠 實 人 , 足 足 報 應 行 事 驕 傲 的 人 。

24 凡 仰 望 耶 和 華 的 人 , 你 們 都 要 壯 膽 , 堅 固 你 們 的 心 !


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: 主耶穌是你的避難所!

    我們很容易被一些自己不能控制的事突然發生而感到不知所措,甚至驚懼害怕,正如現在整個世界都被突如其來不能控制的疫情影響一樣。今日的詩篇告訴我們就是在這些時候我們才可以真正經歷神是我們的避難所,是我們的保障,是我們堅固的磐石,唯有主可以使我們脫離一切的毒害,一切的攻擊,一切的禍患。
      
   親愛的主耶穌
   感謝你是我們的避難所,求主使我們不會因為突如其來不能控制的困境驚懼害怕,經歷你是我們堅固的磐石,唯有你可以使我們脫離一切的毒害,一切的攻擊,一切的禍患,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

我以禱告來到你跟前

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_9TqPE69Iw&ab_channel=Peace%26Joy%27sChannel


*如果這是你的第一次靈修又或者你有一段長時間未有靈修,我提議你先用以下的 "破.立40日靈修"才開始使用這 "親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌"每日靈修: 

    破. 立 40日每天靈修:
    http://breakbuild.blogspot.com/2015/02/blog-post.html
    
**如果你想有我陪伴你每日讀一章聖經, 三年零三個月讀完新舊約聖經可到"Devotion on Fire":

     認識及學會"親親爸父"方法,請到此綱址:

http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

由2021年1月1日開始,我會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。 




Saturday, January 30, 2021

DAY 30 (2021) - You are secure! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 


This two drawings is according to Psalm 30:11-12


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 30

A psalm. A song. For the dedication of the temple. Of David.

I will exalt you, Lord,
    for you lifted me out of the depths
    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
Lord my God, I called to you for help,
    and you healed me.
You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;
    you spared me from going down to the pit.

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people;
    praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

When I felt secure, I said,
    “I will never be shaken.”
Lord, when you favored me,
    you made my royal mountain stand firm;
but when you hid your face,
    I was dismayed.

To you, Lord, I called;
    to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am silenced,
    if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise you?
    Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
10 Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
    Lord, be my help.”

11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
    you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
    Lord my God, I will praise you forever.


     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 
You are secure!

Insecurity is the top No. 1 fear for a lot of people nowadays. Lots of people do not know whether they can secure their job, their marriage or even their health.

But, today David gave us a new way to look at our security. He counted all the blessings and security that the Lord had given him. And, he pointed out that once God allowed serious trouble and helplessness happened in his life was for him to depend on God more for care, protection and guidance. 

Sometimes we need to experience such times in order to keep us faithful and dependent on God.

Do you think you can depend on anything in your life to give you security other than God?

   Dear Lord Jesus,
   Help us to depend on you totally that we feel secure any time in our life.  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 - Blessed Be The Lord God Almighty


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

       Please click this link if you have an Android Cel to listen to the most recent ten  podcasts:
      Time with Abba, Singing Praising:



       Welcome to use my first blog: Read one chapter of Bible a day 


    Starting from January 1, 2021, I am going 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. 






REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 34 - How can you calm and quiet yourself in the midst of this pandemic?

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