Thursday, September 30, 2021

DAY 50 (2021) - Sent by the Holy Spirit (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:
   

Mark 1

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[g] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.


35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”

38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.



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 isSent by the Holy Spirit


At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert.         Mark 1:12 

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35 

I was a little bit shocked when Jesus led me to meditate on Mark 1: 12 and then 1:35! 

The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to a place! 
Did the Holy Spirit send Jesus to the solitary place in Mark 1: 35 to pray too? 


What I received today is a pattern given to Jesus that we have to follow and live out. Without that nothing can be accomplished. 
The pattern is: 
1. Baptized by the Holy Spirit (Mark 1: 8, 10) 
2. Sent by the Holy Spirit (Mark 1: 12, 35) 
3. Tempted by Satan (Mark 1: 13) 
4. Protected by the Holy Spirit (Mark1: 10) 
5. Minister by the angels (Mark 1: 13) 

If we have not been baptized by the Holy Spirit, then we will not be sent by the Holy Spirit to a designated place to be tempted. Which means that, no matter what, we are going to be tempted anyhow. So, whether you face the temptation alone or to have the whole pattern following Jesus' example, that is your own choice. 

Dear Holy Spirit, 
Come and fill me, send me, protect me and comfort me. In Jesus name I 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 for the video version of this blog:

        


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

第 50天(2021年) - 願意每天被聖靈差遣到曠野去親親爸父! (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, 享受神同在, 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(馬可福音 1)
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:
  

 那 時 , 耶 穌 從 加 利 利 的 拿 撒 勒 來 , 在 約 但 河 裡 受 了 約 翰 的 洗 。

10 他 從 水 裡 一 上 來 , 就 看 見 天 裂 開 了 , 聖 靈 彷 彿 鴿 子 , 降 在 他 身 上 。

11 又 有 聲 音 從 天 上 來 , 說 : 你 是 我 的 愛 子 , 我 喜 悅 你 。

12 聖 靈 就 把 耶 穌 催 到 曠 野 裡 去 。

13 他 在 曠 野 四 十 天 , 受 撒 但 的 試 探 , 並 與 野 獸 同 在 一 處 , 且 有 天 使 來 伺 候 他 。


35 次 日 早 晨 , 天 未 亮 的 時 候 , 耶 穌 起 來 , 到 曠 野 地 方 去 , 在 那 裡 禱 告 。

36 西 門 和 同 伴 追 了 他 去 ,

37 遇 見 了 就 對 他 說 : 眾 人 都 找 你 。

38 耶 穌 對 他 們 說 : 我 們 可 以 往 別 處 去 , 到 鄰 近 的 鄉 村 , 我 也 好 在 那 裡 傳 道 , 因 為 我 是 為 這 事 出 來 的 。

39 於 是 在 加 利 利 全 地 , 進 了 會 堂 , 傳 道 , 趕 鬼 。


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: 願意每天被聖靈差遣到曠野去親親爸父!

 今早有點驚異的感覺,因為耶穌開我的眼看到一個很少會想到的情況,通常我們説是因為我們的軟弱,所以不幸地落在魔鬼的試探中,跌倒了,但因着願意知罪,認罪,悔改,歸回神的懷抱。

但今日的經文是告訴我們,耶穌的面對魔鬼試探給我們的模範卻是這樣:
1. 領受水及聖靈的洗禮(1: 8, 10) 
2. 聖靈差遣去曠野 (1: 12, 35) 
3. 受魔鬼試探 (1: 13) 
4. 聖靈保護 (1: 10) 
5. 有天使來服侍(1: 13) 

人生不免會遭遇不少魔鬼的試探,目的都是把我們從天父的懷抱,從教會的家拉走我們,使不少的人無家可歸,不是三四年轉教會,就是再不返教會,甚至離開信仰,在曠野中,很可惜!

願望我們能每天被聖靈差遣到我們親近爸父的地方,有如耶穌在馬可福音1:35給我們學到的榜樣,被主塑造建立,因着每天有聖靈的充滿及保護,不會被魔鬼欺騙到無家可歸的曠野中!




    親愛的主耶穌,
    求你使我們每天願意被聖靈差遣到我們親近爸父的地方,被塑造建立,因着每天有聖靈的充滿及保護不會被魔鬼欺騙到無家可歸的曠野中奉主耶穌基督名求,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。

今日博客的錄影: 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DAY 49 (2021) - Teachable, obedient and go! (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:
   

Matthew 28

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


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 isTeachable, obedient and go!


What I received from the Lord this morning is His call and promise through the Great Commission: 
1. He is the Commander-in-chief who has all authority in the midst of a spiritual warfare.
 
2. We need to be teachable and total obedient. 

3. We need to go and make disciples for Jesus. 

4. He is always with us when we do 1. To 3. 

What is the real situation of a lot of Christians: 
1. Do not need a Commander-in-chief. 
2. Not teachable and disobedient. 
3. Do not have the willingness or courage to go and make disciples for Jesus. 
4. Do not feel the daily presence of Jesus.

How about you?

Dear Lord Jesus, 
You are my Savior, my Lord and my King. Help me to be a teachable and obedient servant of you that I can go and make disciples for 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 for the video version of this blog:

        


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

第 49天(2021年) - 受教,聽令,去! (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, 享受神同在, 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(馬太福音 28)
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:
  

 16 十 一 個 門 徒 往 加 利 利 去 , 到 了 耶 穌 約 定 的 山 上 。

17 他 們 見 了 耶 穌 就 拜 他 , 然 而 還 有 人 疑 惑 。

18 耶 穌 進 前 來 , 對 他 們 說 : 天 上 地 下 所 有 的 權 柄 都 賜 給 我 了 。

19 所 以 , 你 們 要 去 , 使 萬 民 作 我 的 門 徒 , 奉 父 、 子 、 聖 靈 的 名 給 他 們 施 洗 ( 或 作 : 給 他 們 施 洗 , 歸 於 父 、 子 、 聖 靈 的 名 ) 。

20 凡 我 所 吩 咐 你 們 的 , 都 教 訓 他 們 遵 守 , 我 就 常 與 你 們 同 在 , 直 到 世 界 的 末 了 。


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: 受教,聽令,去!

 今早我從主耶穌領受給大家的禮物是主藉 "大使命"給你們的呼召及應許:
 1. 他是屬靈戰爭有着所有權柄的總司令。

 2. 我們需要受教及完全聽令。

 3. 我們要去,使更多人作主門徒。

 4. 當我們活出上述的三點,主耶穌會永遠與我們同在。

 但實際的情況,很多基督徒卻是:
 1. 不需要總司令,因為喜歡自把自為。

 2. 不受教,不聽令。

 3. 不願意,亦無勇氣去帶更多人作主門徒。

 4. 每天不感到神同在。

 你的情況屬於上述那類基督徒呢?



    親愛的主耶穌,
    你是我們的救主,我們生命的主及我們的王,求你使我們願意受教及聽令,去使更多人作主門徒奉主耶穌基督名求,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。

今日博客的錄影: 

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