Sunday, February 28, 2021

DAY 49 (2021) - Do not trust in earthly things! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

 




This two drawings is according to Psalm 49:1-4


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 49[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me—
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them—
the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough—
so that they should live on forever
    and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses[b] forever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had[c] named lands after themselves.

12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.[d]
14 They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendor of their houses increases;
17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendor will not descend with them.
18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed—
    and people praise you when you prosper—
19 they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

    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 isDo not trust in earthly things!

This psalm gives us the reason why it is useless to trust in earthly things because none of it will last. The psalmist describes the downfall of those who claim how much they have, what they can do or how well they are known, rather than using their time on earth to build up an intimate personal relationship with God and serving Him faithfully. Those who live to accomplish God's kingdom plan will experience eternal life after they pass away.(v. 15) Not like those who live just like animals having no future!


Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to live each day serving you extending your kingdom and that when the time comes you will take us to yourself in your eternal Kingdom. 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. 
     


        
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       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 49 天(2021年) - 不要倚仗世上的財富! (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:

( 可 拉 後 裔 的 詩 , 交 與 伶 長 。 ) 萬 民 哪 , 你 們 都 當 聽 這 話 ! 世 上 一 切 的 居 民 ,

無 論 上 流 下 流 , 富 足 貧 窮 , 都 當 留 心 聽 !

我 口 要 說 智 慧 的 言 語 ; 我 心 要 想 通 達 的 道 理 。

我 要 側 耳 聽 比 喻 , 用 琴 解 謎 語 。

在 患 難 的 日 子 , 奸 惡 隨 我 腳 跟 , 四 面 環 繞 我 , 我 何 必 懼 怕 ?

那 些 倚 仗 財 貨 自 誇 錢 財 多 的 人 ,

一 個 也 無 法 贖 自 己 的 弟 兄 , 也 不 能 替 他 將 贖 價 給 神 ,

叫 他 長 遠 活 著 , 不 見 朽 壞 ; 因 為 贖 他 生 命 的 價 值 極 貴 , 只 可 永 遠 罷 休 。

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10 他 必 見 智 慧 人 死 , 又 見 愚 頑 人 和 畜 類 人 一 同 滅 亡 , 將 他 們 的 財 貨 留 給 別 人 。

11 他 們 心 裡 思 想 : 他 們 的 家 室 必 永 存 , 住 宅 必 留 到 萬 代 ; 他 們 以 自 己 的 名 稱 自 己 的 地 。

12 但 人 居 尊 貴 中 不 能 長 久 , 如 同 死 亡 的 畜 類 一 樣 。

13 他 們 行 的 這 道 本 為 自 己 的 愚 昧 ; 但 他 們 以 後 的 人 還 佩 服 他 們 的 話 語 。 ( 細 拉 )

14 他 們 如 同 羊 群 派 定 下 陰 間 ; 死 亡 必 作 他 們 的 牧 者 。 到 了 早 晨 , 正 直 人 必 管 轄 他 們 ; 他 們 的 美 容 必 被 陰 間 所 滅 , 以 致 無 處 可 存 。

15 只 是 神 必 救 贖 我 的 靈 魂 脫 離 陰 間 的 權 柄 , 因 他 必 收 納 我 。 ( 細 拉 )

16 見 人 發 財 、 家 室 增 榮 的 時 候 , 你 不 要 懼 怕 ;

17 因 為 , 他 死 的 時 候 甚 麼 也 不 能 帶 去 ; 他 的 榮 耀 不 能 隨 他 下 去 。

18 他 活 著 的 時 候 , 雖 然 自 誇 為 有 福 ( 你 若 利 己 , 人 必 誇 獎 你 ) ;

19 他 仍 必 歸 到 他 歷 代 的 祖 宗 那 裡 , 永 不 見 光 。

20 人 在 尊 貴 中 而 不 醒 悟 , 就 如 死 亡 的 畜 類 一 樣 。


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: 不要倚仗世上的財富!

    詩篇49篇告訴我們不要倚仗世上的財富,因為那些東西都不是永存的,轉眼可能就沒有了! 那些以為自己有錢,有名有利的人誇耀他們所擁有的,但實在當他們死的時候,甚麼也不能帶去,所以我們要用時間及心力去建立和神的關係,忠心的事奉他,那才是永存的!

    那些活着為神的國度事工而活的會在死後享受永活的生命,而不是好像那些活着如畜類一般的人是無將來的!

    
    親愛的主耶穌,
幫助我們活着的每一天都是為你的國度而努力,使我們能在世上大功告成之時能進入你永恆的國度裏奉主耶穌基督名求。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
永遠敬拜 Be with You


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*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:
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     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, February 27, 2021

DAY 10 - New Success: Salty and Bright (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. 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.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

           But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
               let them ever sing for joy,
           and spread your protection over them,
               that those who love your name may exult in you.
                                                 Psalm 5:11

Confession and repentance

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “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.”

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
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet."
 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
                                                                      Matthew 5:13-16


Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"



My Listening

     With a new job and a lifestyle, we can see through history how salty and bright Jesus' disciples can be.     

     Jesus reminds Israel of God's salvation plan through this image of salt and light. God had called them to be the salt of the earth, to keep the world from going bad; however, they did not listen and obey, and became salt that had lost its saltiness.     

      God called Israel to be the light of the world to shine their bright light to the world but they did the opposite thing in bringing darkness to the world because they left the true light, God Himself.     

       To live out our purpose as God's people, we need to be salty and bright, and lead other people to be salt and light.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to shine brightly and enhance people's lives like salt.  In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. 

Reflect on these questions:

1. The first function for salt at that time is to prevent food from going bad. How does that apply to your life?  Do you have any recent examples?

2. The second function for salt is to enhance the taste of food. How does that apply to your life? Do you have any recent examples?

3. Are you in light or in darkness recently? What is the secret to prevent ourselves from going into darkness? How can you bring more light to those people close to you?

Family Corner:
1. Would you describe your own role in your family as salt and light? Why? If not, how would you describe it?

2. How can you bring more light and joy to your family? How can you be salt to prevent relationships from going bad and to bring out the goodness of your family members?

Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasonshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E 


DAY 88 (2021) - Darkness is my closest friend?! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

                          This drawing is according to Psalm 88:1-2 Silence 1.    Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence 2.  ...