Thursday, November 25, 2021

REC 100 Days Prayer Meeting Day 32 - How not to live in fear anymore?

 




 


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 130:1-4, Daniel 1:1-2:23; 1 Peter 3:8-4:6; Proverbs 28:14


    Today's key passage:
   
    Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
    but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.
     
         Proverbs 28:14



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 How not to live in fear anymore?

    Today's Proverbs 28:14 can help us not to live in fear anymore because we know how to fear God and tremble before the presence of God!

     Actually the most important theme in the Old Testament is "Fear God" and the most important theme in the New Testament is "God is love."

     To fear God is for us to have that attitude like we go to a king's palace to have the honor to see the king. I think my feet would be shaking and my hands would be shaking too. That's how trembling before God should be. He is the King of all kings and Lord of all lords!

     The problem for this post-modern age is that we do not need to fear God and we do not know why we need to fear God. Instead, we fear of no work, no money, no security, COVID-19, death....

    We do not want Jesus to be our King and instead we allow other things to be our kings lording us and pushing us into all kinds of fear!

    Let us live out our daily life to fear God and that we won't fear anything or anyone anymore, even COVID-19 of course!

   May we pray for our church on the 32nd  day of our 100 days Prayer Meeting now:
 
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to truly worship you and fear you that we won't live in fear any more. 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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