Tuesday, August 31, 2021

DAY 20 (2021) - Do you realize it is Jesus talking to you? (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
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 https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/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."

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:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

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

    Time with Abba one year Bible reading: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

    Today's passage:
   

John 20

 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.



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: Do you realize it is Jesus talking to you?

“She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus” John 20: 14 

Many times when Jesus talked to me I did not realize that it was Jesus talking to me. I thought a person, a preacher, a book, a painting… 

Again today Jesus asked me just like He asked me to count how many times the word “see” appears when I was about to write Day 1 of this new series on reading one chapter a day completing the whole Bible of New Testament and Old Testament. 

There are 12 “see” in John 20. And out of that 20 “see” most of them are the no.4 “see” as in my Day 1: 4/ Horas(No one has ever seen God; I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God, John 1: 18, 34) – this "Horas" means to see with the mind, spiritual eye. 

This is the only Greek word for the word "hearing"!  

Seeing and hearing should be together! Wow!

Jesus said to her, “Mary” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” John 20:16 

Do you realize that Jesus is talking to you? 
Have you seen Him? 
Have you heard Him calling your name now? 
What are you going to say to Him? 


Dear Lord Jesus, 
Help me to be able to see you and hear you and realize that it is 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. 
     

        
Please click this link to worship with us - 


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

第 20天(2021年) - 你知道是主耶穌對你説話嗎? (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  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/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。」


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)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    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。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌(約翰福音 20)
聖經網頁: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%E8%A9%A9%20%E7%AF%87%2028&version=CUV

親親爸父讀經網頁: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

今日的經文:
  

七 日 的 第 一 日 清 早 , 天 還 黑 的 時 候 , 抹 大 拉 的 馬 利 亞 來 到 墳 墓 那 裡 , 看 見 石 頭 從 墳 墓 挪 開 了 ,

就 跑 來 見 西 門 彼 得 和 耶 穌 所 愛 的 那 個 門 徒 , 對 他 們 說 : 有 人 把 主 從 墳 墓 裡 挪 了 去 , 我 們 不 知 道 放 在 那 裡 。

彼 得 和 那 門 徒 就 出 來 , 往 墳 墓 那 裡 去 。

兩 個 人 同 跑 , 那 門 徒 比 彼 得 跑 的 更 快 , 先 到 了 墳 墓 ,

低 頭 往 裡 看 , 就 見 細 麻 布 還 放 在 那 裡 , 只 是 沒 有 進 去 。

西 門 彼 得 隨 後 也 到 了 , 進 墳 墓 裡 去 , 就 看 見 細 麻 布 還 放 在 那 裡 ,

又 看 見 耶 穌 的 裹 頭 巾 沒 有 和 細 麻 布 放 在 一 處 , 是 另 在 一 處 捲 著 。

先 到 墳 墓 的 那 門 徒 也 進 去 , 看 見 就 信 了 。

因 為 他 們 還 不 明 白 聖 經 的 意 思 , 就 是 耶 穌 必 要 從 死 裡 復 活 。

10 於 是 兩 個 門 徒 回 自 己 的 住 處 去 了 。

11 馬 利 亞 卻 站 在 墳 墓 外 面 哭 。 哭 的 時 候 , 低 頭 往 墳 墓 裡 看 ,

12 就 見 兩 個 天 使 , 穿 著 白 衣 , 在 安 放 耶 穌 身 體 的 地 方 坐 著 , 一 個 在 頭 , 一 個 在 腳 。

13 天 使 對 他 說 : 婦 人 , 你 為 甚 麼 哭 ? 他 說 : 因 為 有 人 把 我 主 挪 了 去 , 我 不 知 道 放 在 那 裡 。

14 說 了 這 話 , 就 轉 過 身 來 , 看 見 耶 穌 站 在 那 裡 , 卻 不 知 道 是 耶 穌 。

15 耶 穌 問 他 說 : 婦 人 , 為 甚 麼 哭 ? 你 找 誰 呢 ? 馬 利 亞 以 為 是 看 園 的 , 就 對 他 說 : 先 生 , 若 是 你 把 他 移 了 去 , 請 告 訴 我 , 你 把 他 放 在 那 裡 , 我 便 去 取 他 。

16 耶 穌 說 : 馬 利 亞 。 馬 利 亞 就 轉 過 來 , 用 希 伯 來 話 對 他 說 : 拉 波 尼 ! ( 拉 波 尼 就 是 夫 子 的 意 思 。 )

17 耶 穌 說 : 不 要 摸 我 , 因 我 還 沒 有 升 上 去 見 我 的 父 。 你 往 我 弟 兄 那 裡 去 , 告 訴 他 們 說 , 我 要 升 上 去 見 我 的 父 , 也 是 你 們 的 父 , 見 我 的 神 , 也 是 你 們 的 神 。

18 抹 大 拉 的 馬 利 亞 就 去 告 訴 門 徒 說 : 我 已 經 看 見 了 主 。 他 又 將 主 對 他 說 的 這 話 告 訴 他 們 。


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: 你知道是主耶穌對你説話嗎?

 說 了 這 話 , 就 轉 過 身 來 , 看 見 耶 穌 站 在 那 裡 , 卻 不 知 道 是 耶 穌 。
                                         約翰福音 20:14

 很多時候我們不知道是主耶穌藉着一個人,一段聖經或一本書的説話,一個講道的信息,一幅油畫,又或者大自然的景色對我們説話,又或者主耶穌直接地藉着一個意念對我們説話。

今天主耶穌又再一次好像二十天前吩咐我一様,去數數有多少個 "看見"這字,我數到有十二個,而那十二個 "看見"這字的希臘原文大部份都是 "Horas"意思是用心眼或屬靈的眼睛去看見,同時這字也是眾多希臘文 "看見"這字中唯一不單看見,也可以聽到聲音。

正如約翰福音 20:16的情景一樣:

耶 穌 說 : 馬 利 亞 。 馬 利 亞 就 轉 過 來 , 用 希 伯 來 話 對 他 說 : 拉 波 尼 ! 

馬利亞又聽到,又看見!

你知道現在是主耶穌對你説話嗎?
你能看見,感受到主耶穌現在和你同在嗎? 主正在對你説話嗎?
你現在如何回應他呢?

    親愛的主耶穌,
求你幫助我們能又聽到你對我們説話,又能夠看見你,知道是主對我們説話奉主耶穌基督名求,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 - 

生命因愛動聽 Wonderful Because of Love

Monday, August 30, 2021

DAY 19 (2021) - Prepare for your challenges! (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
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 https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/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."

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:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

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

    Time with Abba one year Bible reading: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

    Today's passage:
   

John 19

 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face.

Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”



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: Prepare for your challenges!

“As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” John 19: 6 

They clothed Jesus in a purple robe to make fun of him for they thought he wanted to be a king. 
 
Jesus told me today that if I follow Him, I should not be afraid to be under hardship, persecution or even being crucified. 

Instead, always prepare for it. Prepare for misunderstanding, accusation and betrayal. He told me that all those will be our challenges and we need to remember whenever those storms come, He will be with us helping us to get through. 



Dear Lord Jesus, 
Open our eyes to see you that we do not afraid of any challenge trusting that you will help us to get through. 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 - 


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

第 19天(2021年) - 預備好面對將要來的挑戰!(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  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/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。」


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)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    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。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌(約翰福音 19)
聖經網頁: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=%E8%A9%A9%20%E7%AF%87%2028&version=CUV

親親爸父讀經網頁: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

今日的經文:
  

當 下 彼 拉 多 將 耶 穌 鞭 打 了 。

兵 丁 用 荊 棘 編 作 冠 冕 戴 在 他 頭 上 , 給 他 穿 上 紫 袍 ,

又 挨 近 他 , 說 : 恭 喜 , 猶 太 人 的 王 阿 ! 他 們 就 用 手 掌 打 他 。

彼 拉 多 又 出 來 對 眾 人 說 : 我 帶 他 出 來 見 你 們 , 叫 你 們 知 道 我 查 不 出 他 有 甚 麼 罪 來 。

耶 穌 出 來 , 戴 著 荊 棘 冠 冕 , 穿 著 紫 袍 。 彼 拉 多 對 他 們 說 : 你 們 看 這 個 人 !

祭 司 長 和 差 役 看 見 他 , 就 喊 著 說 : 釘 他 十 字 架 ! 釘 他 十 字 架 !


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: 預備好面對將要來的挑戰!

 猶太人戲弄耶穌將王帝的紫袍及冠冕給耶穌穿戴,然而他是萬王之王,萬主之主!

 主耶穌今天告訴我們如果我們要跟從他,我們要預備好面對將要來的挑戰,包括困難,痛苦,被誤會,被逼迫,被出賣!

他提醒我們那些挑戰會使我們成長,而他會幫助我們經過那些風暴,成就主的旨意,榮耀主的聖名!
  

    親愛的主耶穌,
求你帶領我們預備好面對將要來的挑戰,幫助我們經過那些風暴,成就主的旨意,榮耀主的聖名,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 - 

生命因愛動聽 Wonderful Because of Love

DAY 40 (2021) - With God all things are possible! (Please go to FaceBook(silastyng) to watch my video of this blog)

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