Sunday, November 7, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 14 - Let Jesus be your most beloved one so that you can enjoy the presence of God daily!

 



 


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."


    
    The link to today's Time with Abba passages:   http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
    Time with Abba passages: Psalm 119:129-136, Ezekiel 16:43-17:24; Hebrews 8:1-13; Proverbs 27:7-9


    Today's key passage:
    But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.
      For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said:

             “The days are coming, declares the Lord,
    when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
    and with the people of Judah.
              It will not be like the covenant
    I made with their ancestors
when I took them by the hand
    to lead them out of Egypt,
because they did not remain faithful to my covenant,
    and I turned away from them,
declares the Lord.
         This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel
    after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
    and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.
       No longer will they teach their neighbor,
    or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
    from the least of them to the greatest.
     For I will forgive their wickedness
    and will remember their sins no more.”

    By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

    Hebrews 8:6-13


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 Let Jesus be your most beloved one so that you can enjoy the presence of God daily!

    Today's Hebrews 8:6-13 gives us the direction to a happy life!

    Hebrews 8:8-12 is being taken from Jeremiah 31:33-34, a prophesy more than five hundred years ago before Jesus was born and it did happen! Jesus came and the New Testament time has come!

    This New Testament gives us a new covenant like a marriage covenant as in the Old Testament time. But, this covenant is no more a black and white Moses Law but a covenant in our heart, a relationship with Jesus as our most beloved one so that we can enjoy the presence of God daily!

    Do not shift your love again to money, power and desire that you do not have time to be with Jesus, your most beloved one!

    Let Jesus be your most beloved one so that you can enjoy the presence of God daily!

   May we pray for our church on the 14th day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to have you as our most beloved one so that we can enjoy the presence of God and a joyful 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/XZAk3bV0KyQ
 
 


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

  

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