Quiet Time With Jesus – Letter

“You are a letter from Christ… not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God.” (2 Corinthians 3:3)

Apostle Paul wrote letters. His letters became epistles. Paul said that we are letters from Christ… Wow! The true credentials of ministry are changed lives: living epistles. That’s our ministry: to live out the life that God has given us through faith in Christ. 

Paul said that we are letters from Christ. The author is Christ. Christ uses us as an instrument, a vessel or a channel to connect with the world. God can speak through us in a spoken word, a written letter, a gentle touch or any act of godliness. We are not written with ink. We are written by the Spirit of the living God. The ink is the Holy Spirit. He writes on our hearts. The indwelling Spirit becomes for us a law written on our hearts. He is in us to guide us. He completes and fulfils the work of the written law in our hearts. The Spirit gives life. With this spiritual life, we can live out the law of God. 

The Lord had said, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27) Hallelujah!

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

Our lives are changed because of Your intervention. You love us so much that You do not leave us in the dark. Even when darkness overtakes us, Your light will come bursting in (Psalm 112:4). With Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ. May we continue to be letters from Christ, written by the Spirit of living God.

Amen!

 

Lam Yee Ling

Quiet Time With Jesus – WORD

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 

The Word is Jesus. Jesus is the Living Word. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus demonstrates the way of life in God. Jesus teaches the truth. Jesus is the Living Truth. Jesus is God.

WORD: W is for worship – worship God; O is for obey – obey God; R is for revere – revere God; D is for desire – desire God.

God is our Creator. He gives us life - to worship, obey, revere and desire Him. God is LOVE. He loves us. His love is unfailing, unchanging and unending.

LOVE: L is for love – God loves us; O is for offer – He offers eternal life to us through Jesus Christ; V is for value – He values us: we are precious in His sight; E is for enlighten – He enlightens us so that we may know the truth. Praise God!

Part of the song ‘Once I thought the love of God’

God’s love is warmer than the warmest sunshine, softer than a sigh. God’s love is deeper than the deepest ocean, wider than the sky. God’s love is brighter than the brightest star that shines every night above; And there is nothing in this world that can ever change His love. 

Amen! 

My Prayer 

Dear Father God,

I believe You delight in listening to us… May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Father God!

The psalmist tells us that You inhabit the praises of Your people (Psalm 22:3).

O God, grace us with Your presence and inhabit our praise!

We want to hear Your voice singing and rejoicing with us. 

Hallelujah!

Do you hear the Lord singing? Do you sense His presence? The joy of the Lord is our strength! Amen!

 

Lam Yee Ling

Quiet Time With Jesus – Vulnerability

Monday, 11 March 2019

To be vulnerable is to be exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. A vulnerable person is one who is in need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect.

In 1999, I turned to God when I was helpless. At the darkest period of my life, I ‘grabbed’ what I thought was the only ‘straw.’ God was full of grace and compassion. The ‘straw’ became His Hand of provision and protection. I trust in Him. Even though I cannot see Him, I can ‘see’ Him. Even though He doesn’t speak in an audible voice, I can ‘hear’ Him. Even though He is not living in my home, I know He lives in me. He goes where I go. He listens even when I’m not speaking. He knows things that I do not know, things about myself – past, present and future. He is my Good Good Father.

 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 

“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Paul’s openness and transparency is something we ought to learn. God’s grace is all that we need and at times of vulnerability, we shall remember these words: “My grace is sufficient for you.”

We are constantly fighting a battle with the powers of darkness. How can we resist the temptation to sin? The only way is to live with Christ by the power of God. Without Christ, we can do absolutely nothing no matter how hard we try (John 15:5). 

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

Apostle Paul encountered Christ on the road to Damascus. He was ‘instantly changed.’ It was his change of heart. It sets the direction for him to live for Christ, with Christ, in Christ. He was enlightened by an encounter with Jesus Christ. 

Father, I pray for everyone who does not have an encounter with Christ to have an encounter that will change their hearts. The next steps will be ordered by You.

From time to time, I feel like a jar of clay and getting cracks in it. I feel vulnerable but I get much comfort and encouragement when I remember Paul’s words: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power BELONGS TO GOD and not to us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

Indeed, we are jars of clay with cracks, not like our Lord Jesus who lives a perfect life. And yet it is Your Will that He should die for our salvation. Today, He lives in us. The shell / tent / physical body that we live in will grow old and die, but the spirit within us will never die. That is Your Promise, O God of creation! 

Hallelujah! 

Amen!

 

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM. (John 3:16-17) Amen! Glory To God!

Lam Yee Ling