Tuesday, November 30, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 37 - Have fellowship with the Word of life, away from darkness, enter into light, receive joy!

 



 


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 132:13-18, Daniel 7:1-28; 1 John 1:1-10; Proverbs 28:23-24


    Today's key passage:
   
     That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.
     This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:1-10



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 Have fellowship with the Word of life, away from darkness, enter into light, receive joy!

    Today's 1 John 1:1-10 asks us a very important question about our lives:
    In the midst of this pandemic, are you in darkness or in light?

    What is your answer?

     Today's message tells us that Jesus is the "Word of life", is "eternal life", if we have fellowship with Jesus and we will automatically get out of darkness into light because He is light!

     We can not have fellowship with Him is only one reason and it is our sins that block us from this fellowship!

    We need to ask the Holy Spirit to shine on us so that we know our sins and what to confess each day that we can return to our Lord and have a daily intimate relationship, fellowship with Him.

     This fellowship with Jesus will change our lives that we will try all our best to lead people back to Jesus because we have experienced this freedom, the freedom of walking in the light!


   May we pray for our church on the 37th  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to have fellowship with you each day that we are able to get away from darkness and enter into light, receiving tremendous joyIn 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37天 - 與生命之道彼此相交,離開黑暗,進入光明,得着喜樂!

 


 

 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 132:13-18; 但以理書 7:1-28; 約翰一書 1:1-10箴言 28:23-24)

論 到 從 起 初 原 有 的 生 命 之 道 , 就 是 我 們 所 聽 見 、 所 看 見 、 親 眼 看 過 、 親 手 摸 過 的 。

這 生 命 已 經 顯 現 出 來 , 我 們 也 看 見 過 , 現 在 又 作 見 證 , 將 原 與 父 同 在 、 且 顯 現 與 我 們 那 永 遠 的 生 命 、 傳 給 你 們 。

我 們 將 所 看 見 、 所 聽 見 的 傳 給 你 們 , 使 你 們 與 我 們 相 交 。 我 們 乃 是 與 父 並 他 兒 子 耶 穌 基 督 相 交 的 。

我 們 將 這 些 話 寫 給 你 們 , 使 你 們 ( 有 古 卷 作 : 我 們 ) 的 喜 樂 充 足 。

神 就 是 光 , 在 他 毫 無 黑 暗 。 這 是 我 們 從 主 所 聽 見 、 又 報 給 你 們 的 信 息 。

我 們 若 說 是 與 神 相 交 , 卻 仍 在 黑 暗 裡 行 , 就 是 說 謊 話 , 不 行 真 理 了 。

我 們 若 在 光 明 中 行 , 如 同 神 在 光 明 中 , 就 彼 此 相 交 , 他 兒 子 耶 穌 的 血 也 洗 淨 我 們 一 切 的 罪 。

我 們 若 說 自 己 無 罪 , 便 是 自 欺 , 真 理 不 在 我 們 心 裡 了 。

我 們 若 認 自 己 的 罪 , 神 是 信 實 的 , 是 公 義 的 , 必 要 赦 免 我 們 的 罪 , 洗 淨 我 們 一 切 的 不 義 。

10 我 們 若 說 自 己 沒 有 犯 過 罪 , 便 是 以 神 為 說 謊 的 , 他 的 道 也 不 在 我 們 心 裡 了 。

約翰一書 1:1-10


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: 與生命之道彼此相交,離開黑暗,進入光明,得着喜樂!

     今日的約翰一書 1:1-10問我們一個人生很重要的問題: 究竟我們現在是在黑暗中,抑或光明中?

    你的答案是甚麼?

    這疫情使很多人被拉入自己不能控制的黑暗中,不能走出這困局!

    今日的信息是主耶穌就是"生命之道",是"永遠的生命"能和他"相交"(Fellowship),有好的關係,我們便會自動的脫離黑暗,因為他就是光,和他一起就在光中!

    我們不能和他一起,無"相交",原因祇有一個,就是阻隔住我們和主耶穌不能相交的罪,我們能知罪,認罪悔改,歸回生命之主,便能走出這困局,每天在光中行走,而你亦會自動的願意拼命傳福音,帶人信主,進入光中,因為你經歷過這釋放,這自由,光中行走的自由!

願望我們在今天以馬內利堂百日祈禱會的第37天能為我們的教會這樣的祈禱:


    親愛的主耶穌
   求你讓我們每天能與你彼此相交,離開黑暗,進入光明,得着喜樂奉主耶穌基督名求,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:


Monday, November 29, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 36 - Help us to prepare ourselves each day to live holy and have a Godly life

 





 


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 132:6-12, Daniel 6:1-28; 2 Peter 3:1-18; Proverbs 28:21-22


    Today's key passage:
   
     But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.

2 Peter 3:8-12



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 The end is here? We are prepared!

    Yesterday was the first day of New Year according to the tradition of the Church, the first day of Advent. Every year, the readings of 1st Advent are about the End Time, reminding and warning people to be prepared. And, the passage I received from Jesus from today's Time with Abba is also the passage about the End Time!

    Actually this warning of the coming of the end of the world since the Early Church has been more than two thousand years and it has not happened yet. Many people start not to think about that any more!

    Today's 2 Peter tells us that the end has not come is not "the Lord is slow in keeping His promise but He is patient with us, do not want us to perish but wait for us to come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

    What we need to do is a two steps life changes to prepare the End Time or the time of our own end:
    1. Live holy: This is our character change, to be away from unclean thoughts and deeds so as to be more and more holy
    2. Godly lives: This is our relationship change, to be more and more close with God so that we can live a life more like Jesus

    If we can have this life renewal, then when the end comes, we are ready!

    Jesus reminded me just a minute ago from today's Daniel of a photo I took from the previous worshiping place of Toronto Emmanuel Church from 2009 to 2014. "Keep your eyes on God, not on the lions"! That's how we need to prepare ourselves each day!

   May we pray for our church on the 36th  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to prepare ourselves each day to live holy and have a Godly life.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/ALfuBVRyGfM
 


     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36天 - 世界末日來到? 我們預備好了!




 

 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 132:6-12; 但以理書 6:1-28; 彼得後書 3:1-8箴言 28:21-22)

親 愛 的 弟 兄 阿 , 有 一 件 事 你 們 不 可 忘 記 , 就 是 主 看 一 日 如 千 年 , 千 年 如 一 日 。

主 所 應 許 的 尚 未 成 就 , 有 人 以 為 他 是 耽 延 , 其 實 不 是 耽 延 , 乃 是 寬 容 你 們 , 不 願 有 一 人 沉 淪 , 乃 願 人 人 都 悔 改 。 

但 主 的 日 子 要 像 賊 來 到 一 樣 。 那 日 , 天 必 大 有 響 聲 廢 去 , 有 形 質 的 都 要 被 烈 火 銷 化 , 地 和 其 上 的 物 都 要 燒 盡 了 。

這 一 切 既 然 都 要 如 此 銷 化 , 你 們 為 人 該 當 怎 樣 聖 潔 , 怎 樣 敬 虔 ,

切 切 仰 望 神 的 日 子 來 到 。 在 那 日 , 天 被 火 燒 就 銷 化 了 , 有 形 質 的 都 要 被 烈 火 鎔 化 。

彼得後書 3:8-12


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: 世界末日來到? 我們預備好了!

     昨天是教會年曆的開始,是教會新年年初一,亦是將臨節(Advent)的開始,每年教會將臨節第一個主日都是用有關世界末日將到的經課去講道的,提醒人要作好準備,想不到今日親親爸父的經文我領受的一段也是有關末日將至的一段!

    其實由初期教會開始提醒人末日將至,但已二千年了,末日還未到,很多人已不再去想此信息了,今日彼得後書給我們很大的提醒就是末日未到不是耽延,神給世人有悔改的機會,而我們此時此刻需要做的就是要用二個生命的改變去預備世界末日或自己的末日隨時來到:
    1. 聖潔(live holy): 這是我們性格的改變,生命愈來愈聖潔,遠離污穢
    2. 敬虔(godly lives): 這是我們與主關係的改變,愈來愈接近主,以致我們可以愈來愈像主

    如果我們能活出此生命的改變,那麽即使世界末日或自己的末日來到我們預備好了!

願望我們在今天以馬內利堂百日祈禱會的第36天能為我們的教會這樣的祈禱:


    親愛的主耶穌
   求你讓我們每天作好準備,活出聖潔和敬虔奉主耶穌基督名求,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。

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