Saturday, November 13, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 20 - By faith, receive blessings!

 



 


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 120:1-7, Ezekiel 27:1-28:26; Hebrews 11:17-31; Proverbs 27:15-16

    Today's key passage:
    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.

21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.

22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones.

23 By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.

Hebrews 11:20-24


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 By faith, receive blessings!

    We started to read the famous " the Chapter of Faith" - Hebrews 11 yesterday for three consecutive days. I do hope and pray that you will be encouraged and blessed by the Lord by this chapter in this dark and seemingly hopeless pandemic!

    The Chapter of Faith starts with the faithful story of Abel helping us to see numerous faithful servants of God who brings us a good model of what faith truly is. They help us to know that it was how they experienced God through many faith challenges for them to build up their faithful relationship with God. Hebrews 11 gives us many names and all start with "By faith"!

    Yes, by faith Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and many prophets and saints received their tremendous blessings beyond what we can think of!

    May you be able to establish this kind of faithful and intimate relationship with the Lord that by faith you will be blessed beyond what you can think of! 

    And, God will bless many through you and because of you! 
    Is that wonderful!

   May we pray for our church on the 20th day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be able to establish that kind of faithful and intimate relationship with you that by faith we will be blessed and many will be blessed because of us.  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/w1kOixJtY8g
 


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

    

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