Saturday, November 27, 2021

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

 



 


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 sins 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."


    
    The link to today's Time with Abba passages:   http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
    Time with Abba passages: Psalm 131:1-3, Daniel 4:1-37; 2 Peter 1:1-21; Proverbs 28:17-18


    Today's key passage:
   
    My heart is not proud, Lord,
    my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
    or things too wonderful for me.
     But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord
    both now and forevermore.

Psalm 131:1-3


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 How can you calm and quiet yourself in the midst of this pandemic?

    Today's Psalm 131:2 tells us the secret of how we can be calmed and quieted ourselves in the midst of this pandemic. We need to have the heart of a weaned child with his mother, not wanting to have breastfeeding anymore but enjoy the sweetness to be embraced by his mother.

   But the story of human beings is not like that. Even Christians, we always want to be breastfed by God, always want something from God but not to enjoy the sweetness to be with God.

    You want to calm and quiet yourself in the midst of this pandemic, the only way is to enjoy that sweetness each day to be with God so that we can be sure that we are being protected and blessed!

   May we pray for our church on the 34th  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to have the heart of a weaned child with his mother, that we can enjoy the sweetness to be embraced by you each day.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

    

以馬內利堂百日祈禱會第34天 - 怎樣可以有一個平穩安靜的心面對疫情帶來的煩燥不安?

   

 


 全堂百日祈禱會 REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting

    日期 Date: 2021.10.25 (星期一 Mon) - 2022.2.2 (星期三 Wed)
    時間: (每次約半小時 Approximately 30 minutes each time)
    a.  星期一至星期五 Monday to Friday - 7am


         Meeting ID: 781 457 3082
         Passcode: 19960908


    b. 星期六 Saturday - 9am


        Meeting ID: 396 256 7042
        Passcode: 12345


    c. 主日 Sunday 
        母親組 Mothers - 9:45am

        Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/3151914424?pwd=REt2dXlsNkE4OU5halZNT3NiUHhHZz09

         Meeting ID: 315 191 4424
         Passcode: 123456


        父親組 Fathers - 10am


        Meeting ID: 396 256 7042
        Passcode: 12345


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
 
今日親親親爸父經文連結: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
親親爸父經文:(詩篇 131:1-3; 但以理書 4:1-37; 彼得後書 1:1-21箴言 28:17-18)

耶 和 華 啊 , 我 的 心 不 狂 傲 , 我 的 眼 不 高 大 ; 重 大 和 測 不 透 的 事 , 我 也 不 敢 行 。

我 的 心 平 穩 安 靜 , 好 像 斷 過 奶 的 孩 子 在 他 母 親 的 懷 中 ; 我 的 心 在 我 裡 面 真 像 斷 過 奶 的 孩 子 。

以 色 列 啊 , 你 當 仰 望 耶 和 華 , 從 今 時 直 到 永 遠 !

詩篇 131:1-3


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: 怎樣可以有一個平靜的心面對疫情帶來的煩燥不安?

     詩篇131:2 告訴我們要在這紛亂的世代得着一個靜的心唯一的方法就是有如剛斷奶的孩子在他母親的懷中,不再要求得着母乳,而是享受和母親一起,在母親懷中的甜蜜!

    可是人類的故事卻偏偏不是這樣,很多人選擇自把自為,好像今日但以理書描述權傾天下,富甲一方的尼布甲尼撒王,狂傲自恃,神的懲罰立時來到,結果立時發瘋,癲狂了七年!

    又或者做基督徒好像永不長大的孩子,時常想在母親身上得母乳,而不渴望享受和母親一起,在母親懷中的甜蜜!

    你想有一個平靜的心面對疫情帶來的煩燥不安,唯一的方法就是有如剛斷奶的孩子每天在主的懷中,享受神同在帶來的溫暖,保護及祝福!


願望我們在今天以馬內利堂百日祈禱會的第34天能為我們的教會這樣的祈禱:


    親愛的主耶穌
    求你讓我們能有如剛斷奶的孩子每天在你的懷中,享受你帶來的溫暖奉主耶穌基督名求,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:


Friday, November 26, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 33 - How can you get over with this seemingly end of the world pandemic?

 




 


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 sins 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."


    
    The link to today's Time with Abba passages:   http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
    Time with Abba passages: Psalm 130:5-8, Daniel 2:24-3:30; 1 Peter 4:7-5:14; Proverbs 28:15-16


    Today's key passage:
   
     Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

1 Peter 5:7-10



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 How can you get over with this seemingly end of the world pandemic?

    Recently I met with quite a number of people and the first word they said was, "Bishop, this is really the end of the world to me, what should I do?"

    Today's 1 Peter 5:7-10 tells us how to get through with this:
    1. You need to know that Satan wants to make use of this pandemic to eat you alive like a lion, to make you not to trust God anymore and to pull you out of your church and make you a loner. 

    2. You need to know that God wants to make use of this pandemic to strengthen you, and that to be more closer to Him and to have a full participation to your church life.

    3. What you need to do is like a soldier to be alert and sober at all time, do not let the enemy to sneak in and destroy your whole company of soldiers.

    4. You are not able to bear all those heavy burden in this time of pandemic, you are not able to win over Satan. You need to cast all your anxiety on Jesus. You need to have more time to be with Jesus, praising and praying needs to be your new daily lifestyle.

   May we pray for our church on the 33rd  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Come and help us each day that we won't step into Satan's trap to pull us away from 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:  https://youtu.be/qq8Tgz1lrw0
 


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

    

以馬內利堂百日祈禱會第33天 - 怎樣可在有如世界末日的疫情中過關?

  

 


 全堂百日祈禱會 REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting

    日期 Date: 2021.10.25 (星期一 Mon) - 2022.2.2 (星期三 Wed)
    時間: (每次約半小時 Approximately 30 minutes each time)
    a.  星期一至星期五 Monday to Friday - 7am


         Meeting ID: 781 457 3082
         Passcode: 19960908


    b. 星期六 Saturday - 9am


        Meeting ID: 396 256 7042
        Passcode: 12345


    c. 主日 Sunday 
        母親組 Mothers - 9:45am

        Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/3151914424?pwd=REt2dXlsNkE4OU5halZNT3NiUHhHZz09

         Meeting ID: 315 191 4424
         Passcode: 123456


        父親組 Fathers - 10am


        Meeting ID: 396 256 7042
        Passcode: 12345


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
 
今日親親親爸父經文連結: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
親親爸父經文:(詩篇 130:5-8; 但以理書 2:24-3:30; 彼得前書 4:7-5:14箴言 28:15-16)

你 們 要 將 一 切 的 憂 慮 卸 給 神 , 因 為 他 顧 念 你 們 。

務 要 謹 守 , 儆 醒 。 因 為 你 們 的 仇 敵 魔 鬼 , 如 同 吼 叫 的 獅 子 , 遍 地 遊 行 , 尋 找 可 吞 吃 的 人 。

你 們 要 用 堅 固 的 信 心 抵 擋 他 , 因 為 知 道 你 們 在 世 上 的 眾 弟 兄 也 是 經 歷 這 樣 的 苦 難 。

10 那 賜 諸 般 恩 典 的 神 曾 在 基 督 裡 召 你 們 , 得 享 他 永 遠 的 榮 耀 , 等 你 們 暫 受 苦 難 之 後 , 必 要 親 自 成 全 你 們 , 堅 固 你 們 , 賜 力 量 給 你 們 。

彼得前書 5:7-10


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: 怎樣可在有如世界末日的疫情中過關?

     最近見到不少的人,第一句就是這樣説: "主教,現在真是好像世界末日來到,我支持不住啦,無哂辦法啦,點算?"

     今日的彼得前書 5:7-10 給我們在現今有如世界末日的疫情中過關的辦法:
     1. 要知道現在是魔鬼要藉這大災難吃掉你,使你不信神,離開教會的時刻

     2. 要知道現在是神要藉這大災難堅固你,使你更信神,更緊靠神,全程進入教會生活的時刻

     3. 你要造的就是要好像兵士一樣,謹守(alert),儆醒(sober mind 即清醒,不像醉酒的人糊里糊塗),不要讓敵人偷襲,讓魔鬼得逞。

     4. 不要自己背上這憂慮的重擔,因為你背負不起,要時常禱告,讚美主將憂慮卸給神。

     如果你每天能做足此四步,到了時候,主會親自來到成全你(restore you 即好像手提電話中毒,洗機,更新一切,如新機一樣),堅固你,賜力量給你。

     即是主容許發生在你生命中的災難,是使你經歷他是萬主之主,萬王之王,不再靠自己,全心靠主,信心升級,和主的關係更接近,更甜蜜!


願望我們在今天以馬內利堂百日祈禱會的第33天能為我們的教會這樣的祈禱:


    親愛的主耶穌
    求你讓我們能藉這如世界末日的疫情中過關,經歷你是萬主之主,萬王之王,除你以外,別無拯救奉主耶穌基督名求,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:


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

    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 pre...