Saturday, July 31, 2021

DAY 170 (2021) - How to take your next step? (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)



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

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."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."

    Bible link:

    Time with Abba one year Bible reading:

    Today's passage:

Proverbs 20

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;
    whoever is led astray by them is not wise.

A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;
    those who anger him forfeit their lives.

It is to one’s honor to avoid strife,
    but every fool is quick to quarrel.

Sluggards do not plow in season;
    so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters,
    but one who has insight draws them out.

Many claim to have unfailing love,
    but a faithful person who can find?

The righteous lead blameless lives;
    blessed are their children after them.

When a king sits on his throne to judge,
    he winnows out all evil with his eyes.

Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure;
    I am clean and without sin”?

10 Differing weights and differing measures—
    the Lord detests them both.

11 Even small children are known by their actions,
    so is their conduct really pure and upright?

12 Ears that hear and eyes that see—
    the Lord has made them both.

13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
    stay awake and you will have food to spare.

14 “It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer—
    then goes off and boasts about the purchase.

15 Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
    but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.

16 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;
    hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

17 Food gained by fraud tastes sweet,
    but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

18 Plans are established by seeking advice;
    so if you wage war, obtain guidance.

19 A gossip betrays a confidence;
    so avoid anyone who talks too much.

20 If someone curses their father or mother,
    their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

21 An inheritance claimed too soon
    will not be blessed at the end.

22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!”
    Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.

23 The Lord detests differing weights,
    and dishonest scales do not please him.

24 A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.
    How then can anyone understand their own way?

25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly
    and only later to consider one’s vows.

26 A wise king winnows out the wicked;
    he drives the threshing wheel over them.

27 The human spirit is[a] the lamp of the Lord
    that sheds light on one’s inmost being.

28 Love and faithfulness keep a king safe;
    through love his throne is made secure.

29 The glory of young men is their strength,
    gray hair the splendor of the old.

30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil,
    and beatings purge the inmost being.


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 isHow to take your next step?

Wow, this is most exciting! 

Jesus gave me a five courses direction for us to take our next step from Proverbs 20! 

I always tell people that they don't need to think too much but in faith one step at a time. But, even one step is not easy because it's not easy to know how to take your next step, right?

So, here are the five courses:
1. Must received direction from the Lord first
           A man's steps are directed by the Lord.
           How then can anyone understand his own way?
Proverbs 20: 24

2. Keep a pure heart before the Lord
            Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure;
                 I am clean and without sin"?
Proverbs 20: 9

3. Pray for more understanding deep down in your soul
            The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters,
                but a man of understanding draws them out.
Proverbs 20: 5

4. To be faithful
             Many a man claims to have unfailing love,
                but a faithful man who can find?
Proverbs 20: 6

5. To lead blameless life and be a good example for your children
            The righteous man leads a blameless life;
                blessed are his children after him.
Proverbs 20: 7

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to follow your direction through these five courses to take our next step.  
In Jesus name we pray,

      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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     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link:

    Since 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. I completed that in July 11,2021.

    Then starting on July 12, 2021, I am going to lead you to read one Proverbs a day for 31 days.
    Alice Cheung, who is now the Vice Principal of Diocesan Girls' School ( drew a painting each day to highlight the key message of that day's Psalm and then had a calligraphy for the Proverbs series. 

     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 170天(2021年) - 如何行下一步? (大家可到FaceBook (silastyng)看此博客的錄影 )



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

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

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:

3.  司徒德牧師每天早上的 "活像基督"祈禱 John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)


    聖靈,求你在今天充滿我,使你的果子能彰顯在我的生命中: 仁愛,喜樂,和平,忍耐,恩慈,良善,信實,温柔及節制。"



酒 能 使 人 褻 慢 , 濃 酒 使 人 喧 嚷 ; 凡 因 酒 錯 誤 的 , 就 無 智 慧 。

王 的 威 嚇 如 同 獅 子 吼 叫 ; 惹 動 他 怒 的 , 是 自 害 己 命 。

遠 離 紛 爭 是 人 的 尊 榮 ; 愚 妄 人 都 愛 爭 鬧 。

懶 惰 人 因 冬 寒 不 肯 耕 種 , 到 收 割 的 時 候 , 他 必 討 飯 而 無 所 得 。

人 心 懷 藏 謀 略 , 好 像 深 水 , 惟 明 哲 人 才 能 汲 引 出 來 。

人 多 述 說 自 己 的 仁 慈 , 但 忠 信 人 誰 能 遇 著 呢 ?

行 為 純 正 的 義 人 , 他 的 子 孫 是 有 福 的 !

王 坐 在 審 判 的 位 上 , 以 眼 目 驅 散 諸 惡 。

誰 能 說 , 我 潔 淨 了 我 的 心 , 我 脫 淨 了 我 的 罪 ?

10 兩 樣 的 法 碼 , 兩 樣 的 升 斗 , 都 為 耶 和 華 所 憎 惡 。

11 孩 童 的 動 作 是 清 潔 , 是 正 直 , 都 顯 明 他 的 本 性 。

12 能 聽 的 耳 , 能 看 的 眼 , 都 是 耶 和 華 所 造 的 。

13 不 要 貪 睡 , 免 致 貧 窮 ; 眼 要 睜 開 , 你 就 吃 飽 。

14 買 物 的 說 : 不 好 , 不 好 ; 及 至 買 去 , 他 便 自 誇 。

15 有 金 子 和 許 多 珍 珠 ( 或 譯 : 紅 寶 石 ) , 惟 有 知 識 的 嘴 乃 為 貴 重 的 珍 寶 。

16 誰 為 生 人 作 保 , 就 拿 誰 的 衣 服 ; 誰 為 外 人 作 保 , 誰 就 要 承 當 。

17 以 虛 謊 而 得 的 食 物 , 人 覺 甘 甜 ; 但 後 來 , 他 的 口 必 充 滿 塵 沙 。

18 計 謀 都 憑 籌 算 立 定 ; 打 仗 要 憑 智 謀 。

19 往 來 傳 舌 的 , 洩 漏 密 事 ; 大 張 嘴 的 , 不 可 與 他 結 交 。

20 咒 罵 父 母 的 , 他 的 燈 必 滅 , 變 為 漆 黑 的 黑 暗 。

21 起 初 速 得 的 產 業 , 終 久 卻 不 為 福 。

22 你 不 要 說 , 我 要 以 惡 報 惡 ; 要 等 候 耶 和 華 , 他 必 拯 救 你 。

23 兩 樣 的 法 碼 為 耶 和 華 所 憎 惡 ; 詭 詐 的 天 平 也 為 不 善 。

24 人 的 腳 步 為 耶 和 華 所 定 ; 人 豈 能 明 白 自 己 的 路 呢 ?

25 人 冒 失 說 , 這 是 聖 物 , 許 願 之 後 才 查 問 , 就 是 自 陷 網 羅 。

26 智 慧 的 王 簸 散 惡 人 , 用 碌 碡 滾 軋 他 們 。

27 人 的 靈 是 耶 和 華 的 燈 , 鑒 察 人 的 心 腹 。

28 王 因 仁 慈 和 誠 實 得 以 保 全 他 的 國 位 , 也 因 仁 慈 立 穩 。

29 強 壯 乃 少 年 人 的 榮 耀 ; 白 髮 為 老 年 人 的 尊 榮 。

30 鞭 傷 除 淨 人 的 罪 惡 ; 責 打 能 入 人 的 心 腹 。


 我從主耶穌領受主題是: 如何行下一步?


1. 一定要先從神那裏得着指示

     人 的 腳 步 為 耶 和 華 所 定 ; 人 豈 能 明 白 自 己 的 路 呢 ?

                                     箴言 20:24

2. 保持清潔的心

      誰 能 說 , 我 潔 淨 了 我 的 心 , 我 脫 淨 了 我 的 罪 ?

                                     箴言 20:9

3. 不斷祈禱使自己能更明白主的旨意,做一個明哲人

       人 心 懷 藏 謀 略 , 好 像 深 水 , 惟 明 哲 人 才 能 汲 引 出 來 。

                                     箴言 20:5

4. 要做一個忠信人

        人 多 述 說 自 己 的 仁 慈 , 但 忠 信 人 誰 能 遇 著 呢 ?

                                     箴言 20:6

5. 要做一個兒女以你為榜樣行為純正的義人

         行 為 純 正 的 義 人 , 他 的 子 孫 是 有 福 的 !

                                      箴言 20:7

 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?

Chinese praise song - 

生命因愛動聽 Wonderful Because of Love


    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從1月1日開始合作每日一詩篇,150日讀完150篇詩篇,現在31日讀完31篇箴言去 "親親爸父,唱詩歌頌"。

    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。 


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