Thursday, March 16, 2023

Don't be frightened! Wait patiently, Jesus heard your cry!


40 days "Break.Build" blog and podcast, Day 19:



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Nicky Gumbel's Bible in one year today:


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) 

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)

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           "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 Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 40:1-5, Numbers 24:1-25:18; Luke 2:1-35; Proverbs 11:14)

    Today's key passage: 

           I waited patiently for the Lord;
      he turned to me and heard my cry.
      He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
           out of the mud and mire;
      he set my feet on a rock
           and gave me a firm place to stand.
      He put a new song in my mouth,
           a hymn of praise to our God.
      Many will see and fear the Lord
            and put their trust in him.
        Psalm 40:1-3

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 isDon't be frightened! Wait patiently, Jesus heard your cry!

    Three years ago today, Canada Prime Minister Trudeau announced the closing of all borders and asked people in Canada to stay at home. At the same time British Columbia Provincial Government announced to ban all activities over 50 people and other new measures. It has been a very difficult three years worldwide and it is so hard to wait!

    Today's Psalm gives us a timely comfort: Don't be frightened! Wait patiently, Jesus heard your cry!

    At last, Jesus lifts us out of this slimy pit, out of the mud and mire of the fear of COVID-19!  

    We have been walking each day in trust the past three years and that we can sing to the Lord and trust in the Lord more and more each day because of our waiting patiently and God listened to our cry!
      Dear Lord Jesus,
      Help us not to be afraid but to wait patiently, trusting that you heard our cry. 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 closer to Jesus?
           Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 

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