Quiet Time with Jesus – Everybody Can Do Something

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 1:6

At a meeting, somebody said, “Nobody can do everything but everybody can do something".  I believe that God is in control of everything.  He has a Plan and His Plan is perfect. Let us yield to the leading of the Holy Spirit and do what He tells us to do.  We are partners in the Gospel until the Day of Christ’s coming.

Everybody makes mistakes. We are not perfect but we have a perfect God. Let’s thank Him for His patience and love.

 


My Prayer

Dear Father God,

We are ambassadors of Christ.  Help us to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.  Help us to continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, for it is You who work in us to will and to act according to Your good purpose.  Remind us to do everything without complaining or arguing so that we may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which we shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of Life.

Help us to forget what is behind and strain towards what is ahead. We shall press on toward the goal to win the prize for which You have called us heavenward in Christ Jesus. Amen!

Yes! Let us rejoice in the Lord always! The Lord is near! Let us not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let us present our requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7). Amen!

Thanks be to God!

Quiet Time with Jesus – God Is Always Near

Monday, 9 Oct 2017

From time to time, God sends someone into my life for a purpose. Through each relationship, I learn to draw nearer to God. He reveals new perspectives and helps me change the way I think. Thanks be to God!

There are times when I am at a loss for words. There are times when emotions overwhelm me. But, God is always near. I am often reminded to be still, and know that He is God. He will be exalted among the nations, He will be exalted in the earth (Psalm 46:10).


My Prayer

Dear Father God,

I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You said, “Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.”

I pray for all believers to draw near to You and be still to listen to every word You say. Let Your questions reveal to us the truth — the condition of our hearts and the motive of our minds. Let us repent, confess and seek forgiveness. You are faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 

You are always near — in every situation. Even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil, for You are with us; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort us. You prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies. You anoint our heads with oil; our cups overflow. Surely goodness and love will follow us all the days of our lives, and we will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen!

Quiet Time with Jesus – Pure Vessels

Thursday, 5 Oct 2017

The LORD says, “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.”
— Isaiah 49:6


When we fast, we usually concentrate on not eating food. In the bible, Isaiah 58 elaborates the meaning of true fasting…

"Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please… ". (Isaiah 58:3b)
 
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? (Isaiah 58:6-7)
 
God’s promise: "Then your LIGHT will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I." (Isaiah 58:8-9a)
 
The LORD is saying: IF YOU… IF YOU… then your LIGHT will rise in the darkness…IF YOU… IF YOU… IF YOU… then you will find your joy in the LORD… Our foundational purpose shall ground us in everything we do. Amen!
 


My Prayer

Dear LORD,
 
You are the same yesterday, today and forever.  Your righteousness is not contaminated. Your holiness is not compromised. We must not be deceived. You have loved us with an everlasting love; You draw us with loving-kindness; You will build us up again. Yes, we will be rebuilt because we are Your children. We will come weeping / praying as You bring us together.  Please forgive us as we forgive one another. Consecrate our hearts. Make us pure vessels for Your LIGHT to shine through. Amen!
 
This is the covenant You have made with us: You will put Your law in our minds and write it on our hearts. You are our GOD, and we are Your People. Because we all will know You, You will forgive our wickedness and will remember our sins no more. Amen!

Lam Yee Ling