Friday, November 12, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 19 - King David knew when was he strayed like a lost sheep! Do you know?



 


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 119:169-176, Ezekiel 24:1-26:21; Hebrews 11:1-16; Proverbs 27:14

    Today's key passage:
    May my cry come before you, Lord;
    give me understanding according to your word.
May my supplication come before you;
    deliver me according to your promise.
May my lips overflow with praise,
    for you teach me your decrees.
May my tongue sing of your word,
    for all your commands are righteous.
May your hand be ready to help me,
    for I have chosen your precepts.
I long for your salvation, Lord,
    and your law gives me delight.
Let me live that I may praise you,
    and may your laws sustain me.
I have strayed like a lost sheep.
    Seek your servant,
    for I have not forgotten your commands.

Psalm 119:169-176


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 King David knew when was he strayed like a lost sheep! Do you know?

    Today I completed reading the whole Psalm 119, the longest Psalms in the book of Psalms with 176 verses. And, I have a feeling of loss because next time when I begin to read Psalm 119 again according to the Time with Abba reading will be November 12, 2022!

    Then, when I had that feeling of loss, Jesus comforted me, saying, "King David knew when was he strayed like a lost sheep! Do you know?"

    Jesus opened my mind today in a way similar to what Psalm 119:169 describes that He gives me "understanding" to know that when was David not strayed like a lost sheep:
     1. Praise 119:170-172
     2. Word  119:173-176
     3. Pray   119:169-170

     Then Jesus said to me, "Son, this is how I command you to do each day through your blog and Noontime Prayer to help people coming back to me! Well done!"

     Wow! I am so joyful to receive the confirmation and appreciation from Jesus this morning! Really so joyful!

     May you be able to follow David's example to enter into this intimate relationship with Abba each day and not to stray like a lost sheep anymore but to lead those who are lost to come HOME!

   May we pray for our church on the 19th day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be able to follow David's example to enter into this intimate relationship with Abba each day and not to stray like a lost sheep anymore but to lead those who are lost to come HOME.  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/IuLV0DkCjp0
 


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

    

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