Monday, November 15, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 22 - Live in peace, be holy, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken!

 



 


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 122:1-9, Ezekiel 31:1-32:32; Hebrews 12:14-29; Proverbs 27:18-20

    Today's key passage:
    14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 

      27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”

   Hebrews 12:14, 27-29

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 Live in peace, be holy, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken!

    COVID-19 has shaken everything in this whole world, just like many times in human history facing earthquake, tsunami, famine and war. The reality is that all God's creation can be shaken anytime and any place. Admit it or not, God is a consuming fire who can destroy anything in this world or any mighty kingdom!

    But, God's kingdom is never to be shaken! 

    In this time that the whole world has been shaken by this pandemic, it seems a time of examination. A time to test if we have already enter into God's Kingdom that cannot be shaken. If we have enter into His Kingdom then the darkness of this pandemic cannot pull us away from God or other people. Instead, we can be used by God to lead many into this Kingdom that cannot be shaken and that we can live in peace and be holy!

    Are you willing to be used by God in this critical time?


   May we pray for our church on the 22nd day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be willing to be used by you to bring more people into Your Kingdom that cannot be shaken by this pandemic or anything.  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. 
     
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     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link: https://www.pastoralcareschool.org

    

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