Sunday, March 26, 2023

Why is God not show forth His hands?


40 days "Break.Build" blog and podcast, Day 28:



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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 44:4-8, Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25; Luke  7:11-35; Proverbs 11:29-31)

    Today's key passage: 

             You are my King and my God,
    who decrees victories for Jacob.
    Through you we push back our enemies;
    through your name we trample our foes.
6         I put no trust in my bow,
    my sword does not bring me victory;
    but you give us victory over our enemies,
    you put our adversaries to shame.
    In God we make our boast all day long,
    and we will praise your name forever.

    Psalm 44:4-8

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: Why is God not show forth His hands?

    The whole world is crying out to God to show forth His hands to save us, why is He not listening to our cry?

     We want God to listen to us, but, have we as human beings really listened to God?

     Psalm 44:4 says, in God there is always victory. When He commands, everything will be as He says.

   God says in Deuteronomy 6:4-5: You need to listen to me! 
     Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

    From what Jesus says in Luke 7:21-22, what I received today from the Lord telling us:
    If you leave other lords and turn back to me, worship me as your only Lord, there is nothing that I cannot do, there is always victory when I command. Because I am the one to make the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the leprosy get healed, the deaf could hear, the dead being raised and the good news to the poor.

      Dear Lord Jesus,
  Help us to grasp this diamond opportunity to lead people to return to you in this crisis. Open our eyes to see you have already showed forth your mighty hands to turn everything right side up that your people can live out loving you and loving other.  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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