Monday, February 28, 2022

What you need is to sing joyfully to the Lord, then, everything will be OK! Believe?

 





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  33:1-11, Leviticus 22:17-23:44; Mark  9:30-10:12; Proverbs 10:19)

    Today's key passage:
    Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.
For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Psalm 33:1-11


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 today from Jesus isWhat you need is to sing joyfully to the Lord, then, everything will be OK! Believe?

    Please read once more Psalm 33 then you might be able to understand why the Lord gives me today's topic!

    Yes, you need to know that what you need is to sing joyfully to the Lord and then everything will be OK.

    Why? Because God is the One who spoke, and it came to be; He commanded,
    and it stood firm!

    He will foils the plans and purposes not according to His Will and He will give His purposes and plans to those who sing joyfully to the Lord! 

    Do you believe?

    Dear Lord Jesus, 
   Help us to believe what we need to do is to sing joyfully to you and then everything will be OK. 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: 

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

    

祇要喜樂讚美,其他事會自動OK,信嗎?

 



 

 安靜

1.  停下來. 靜一靜

2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 享受神同在, 呼出你的憂慮


讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩

知罪,認罪,悔改 (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1. 求聖靈光照,使你知罪,願意認罪悔改 
     "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔, 
        求你幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去侍奉主、見證主,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


3.  司徒德牧師每天早上的 "活像基督"祈禱 John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    聖靈,求你在今天充滿我,使你的果子能彰顯在我的生命中: 仁愛,喜樂,和平,忍耐,恩慈,良善,信實,温柔及節制。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌
 
今日親親親爸父經文連結: http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/
親親爸父經文:(詩篇 33:1-11; 利未記 22:17-23:44; 馬可福音  9:30-10:12;  箴言 10:19)  

      義 人 哪 , 你 們 應 當 靠 耶 和 華 歡 樂 ; 正 直 人 的 讚 美 是 合 宜 的 。
你 們 應 當 彈 琴 稱 謝 耶 和 華 , 用 十 弦 瑟 歌 頌 他 。
應 當 向 他 唱 新 歌 , 彈 得 巧 妙 , 聲 音 洪 亮 。
因 為 耶 和 華 的 言 語 正 直 ; 凡 他 所 做 的 盡 都 誠 實 。
他 喜 愛 仁 義 公 平 ; 遍 地 滿 了 耶 和 華 的 慈 愛 。
諸 天 藉 耶 和 華 的 命 而 造 ; 萬 象 藉 他 口 中 的 氣 而 成 。
他 聚 集 海 水 如 壘 , 收 藏 深 洋 在 庫 房 。
願 全 地 都 敬 畏 耶 和 華 ! 願 世 上 的 居 民 都 懼 怕 他 !
因 為 他 說 有 , 就 有 , 命 立 , 就 立 。
10 耶 和 華 使 列 國 的 籌 算 歸 於 無 有 , 使 眾 民 的 思 念 無 有 功 效 。
11 耶 和 華 的 籌 算 永 遠 立 定 ; 他 心 中 的 思 念 萬 代 常 存 。
詩篇 33:1-11


現在讓你有一個安靜的時刻,給聖靈一個空間,讓主耶穌可以藉着剛才讀過的經文,親自對你説話。


 我的聆聽  
     今日我從主耶穌領受的主題是:  祇要喜樂讚美,其他事會自動OK,信嗎? 

請你小心再讀一次詩篇33篇你可能會明白今日為何主給我這主題!

是的,向主歡呼歌唱,喜樂地讚美主就凡事都會OK,因為主説有,就有,命立,就立,他會阻止所有不屬乎他旨意的目的及計劃,主會給他的目的及計劃給向主唱歌歡呼,喜樂地讚美主的人!

你信嗎? 

信就有福囉!


   
     親愛的主耶穌, 
 求你幫助我們相信你會給你的目的及計劃給向你歡呼歌唱,喜樂地讚美主的人奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。
     
 省察問題 
 1. 今日的信息對你有何啓發?  主耶穌現在對你説甚麽話?

 2. 下一步是什麼行動?
   
     家庭角落
找機會與家人一起分享今日的領受。

今日博客的錄影:

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Stand Up! Follow me!

     



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 32:6-11, Leviticus 20:22-22:16; Mark  9:1-29; Proverbs 10:18)

    Today's key passage:
    23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.

   Mark 9:23-26


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 today from Jesus isStand Up! Follow me!
 1. Stand up: Before the rising of the mighty waters, big crisis comes, we need to be willing to stand up, to seek the Lord, to be close to Him and to be in His loving embrace, teaching and instructions  
         
       Therefore let all the faithful pray to you  while you may be found;
      surely the rising of the mighty waters
             will not reach them.
 You are my hiding place;
            you will protect me from trouble
            and surround me with songs of deliverance.
 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
  I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
 Do not be like the horse or the mule,
             which have no understanding
      but must be controlled by bit and bridle
             or they will not come to you.
 Many are the woes of the wicked,
                   but the Lord’s unfailing love
                  surrounds the one who trusts in him.
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
                sing, all you who are upright in heart!
           
                                                                          Psalm 32:6-11


  2. Stand up: From following the worldly impure lifestyle to stand up, keep and follow the Lord's Holy Kingdom authority

     “‘Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out.  You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.  But I said to you, “You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from the nations.
       “‘You must therefore make a distinction between clean and unclean animals and between unclean and clean birds. Do not defile yourselves by any animal or bird or anything that moves along the ground—those that I have set apart as unclean for you.  You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.                      
                                                                    Leviticus 20: 22-26  
                                 

  3. Stand up: Go up to the mountain to have Time with Abba, receive His Word, into His loving arms, enjoy His love and to exercise His mighty power and authority
 And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.”
  After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
 Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”  (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)
 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud:“This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”
                                                                Mark 9:1-7

  
 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.”  But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
 He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
                                                             Mark 9:23-29


4.Stand up: To be Christlike, not to be a fool

        Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
                         and spreads slander is a fool.
                                                             Proverbs 10:18

    Dear Lord Jesus, 
   Help us to wake up, stand up and not stay in our own comfort zone, in a deep sleep but to decide to stand up and follow you.  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: 

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

    

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