Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

                   


40 days "Break.Build" blog and podcast, Day 30:

https://discipler123.blogspot.com/2020/05/day-30-new-faith-total-trust-in-jesus.html

     

   

Please click this link for the video version:

https://youtu.be/EPmb7i8Z2ys


Nicky Gumbel's Bible in one year today:


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) 

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 Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 44:17-26, Deuteronomy 9:1-10:22; Luke  8:4-21; Proverbs 12:2-3)

    Today's key passage: 

    
            Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
23 Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep?
    Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
24 Why do you hide your face
    and forget our misery and oppression?
25 We are brought down to the dust;
    our bodies cling to the ground.
26 Rise up and help us;
    rescue us because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 44:22-26

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 is Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? 

     All four passages today are so good and I do hope that you can have time to read them all so that you are able to receive immense comfort and encouragement from our Lord Jesus Christ!

     Today when I was reading Psalm 44:22-26, I was deeply moved by the terrible crisis the Psalmist was in! He cries out: "Oh, God, come on, wake up, no more sleeping! I had done nothing bad to you and I worship no other god, why am I down to this pit! I am like a sheep to be slaughtered!"

    
    Jesus reminded me that Paul uses Psalm 44:22 in Romans 8:36 to give us a very important message. And, the message is that even if you are in a crisis like a sheep to be slaughtered, it will never separate you from the love of Christ! 

Please listen to Romans 8:35-39 to receive God's comfort and promise so that the fear of darkness and suffering in this global crisis shall not separate you from the love of Christ!

       35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Dear Lord Jesus, 
    Help us in this critical time that nothing will separate us from your love. In your Mighty 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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