Quiet Time with Jesus – Keep Watch

Sunday, 18 March 2018

“It’s a great temptation to put safety and pain avoidance as our highest priorities,” wrote Winn Collier (in ‘Our Daily Journey’). 

I habitually put safety and pain avoidance as priorities - never thought that it’s a temptation. 

Is it not wisdom that protects us from danger and pain? I guess it all depends on whether it is God calling or man calling us - to do something [or go somewhere]. Therefore, clarity of mind is very important.

Scripture tells us that we’re called… to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for us (1 Peter 2:21). 

Jesus never sinned yet He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross. He suffered extreme pain – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual… and yet He stood firm to fulfil God’s purpose. Let us be reminded that JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR THE HEALING OF THE WORLD. 

Apostle Peter tells us to show proper respect to EVERYONE: love the brotherhood of believers, fear God and honour the king. Peter also tells us to submit ourselves to our ‘masters’ with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, BUT ALSO TO THOSE WHO ARE HARSH. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the PAIN OF UNJUST SUFFERING because he is conscious of God.

Jesus was punished and put to death on the cross even when he had committed no sin. Even when insults were hurled at Him, He did not retaliate. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. He bore our sins in His body on the cross so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness - by His wounds we are healed. 

Apostle Peter tells us to ARM OURSELVES with the same attitude, knowing that the end of all things is near. He tells us to be clear-minded and self-controlled so that we can PRAY. And above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Are you going through a painful trial?

Look unto Jesus and rejoice…

Are you being insulted because of the name of Christ?

Know that you are blessed…

If we suffer as a Christian, we are not ashamed. Instead, we shall rejoice and praise God that we bear the name of Christ in us – spirit, soul and body. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

The Bible tells us that it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God.

Do you think that the family of God will not be judged?

Read 1 Peter 4:17.

Apostle Peter tells us to MAKE EVERY EFFORT to add to our faith goodness; and to goodness knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 

God did not make us robots. He gave us the ability to think and decide. God does not want us to flow with the world system [without thinking] and conforming to its standard. No! We must be self-controlled and alert. The enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. We must resist him, standing firm in the faith, because we know that our brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

God promises restoration and strength. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Peace to all believers of Christ who are in Christ. 


Lam Yee Ling

Quiet Time with Jesus – Wait

Friday, 16 March 2018

In 2013, I experienced the fear of abandonment. It was an absurd imagination of the future. But, through the miraculous hand of God, I found myself sitting at the feet of an anointed speaker from Mongolia. God told him to speak on fear at a ‘Life in the Spirit’ seminar organized by Rhema Bible Training Center Singapore (RBTCS). Faithfully and obediently, he spoke on all kinds of fear. To my amazement, the first kind that he spoke on was ‘fear of abandonment’. Every word entered my spirit powerfully – comforting me, reassuring me and healing me completely. I went forward for prayer and was totally delivered from the fear that was increasing its grasp on me. Thank God for seminars. Thank God for His servants who travel places - building up and strengthening the Body of Christ. Hallelujah!

David the psalmist was used by God to teach us how to handle our ups-and-downs in life, difficulties and even life and death situations. David had sinned terribly. He was not a perfect man. Like David, we can also come before God in truth and repentance. God in His mercy, will lift us up usually slowly but surely. Of course, God can lift us up quickly or miraculously. For me, I need the slow and steady delivery process. Why? I guess it has something to do with my personality. I like to ‘chew’ on things… taste and know that God is good. 

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

Thank You for Psalm 27. Thank You for the writer of this psalm. Thank You for songwriters. I’m thinking of someone who wrote a song through the meditation of Psalm 27:4

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in His temple.
— Psalm 27:4


WAIT FOR THE LORD. Be strong and take heart and WAIT for the LORD
— Psalm 27:14

The word I hear today is “WAIT” – let God know your situation and your feelings no matter how ridiculous you may sound. He sees your heart. He knows everything. He already has a plan for you. Just let go and let God take over. He loves you. He died for you. What else will He not do for you?

The LORD is your light and your salvation – whom shall you fear? The LORD is the stronghold of your life – of whom shall you be afraid?

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as KING forever. The LORD gives STRENGTH to His people; the LORD blesses His people with PEACE.

Amen and Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

Quiet Time with Jesus – ROLL

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

ROLL is an acronym:

R – Reflect

O – Obey

L – Live

L – Love


What do believers reflect on? ‘Everything. It is good to reflect on everything whether big or small.’ God is in everything. We can see Him in everything.


Obey - who, what and how? Let’s choose to obey God and His Word. Let’s obey Him with total surrender. 


How do believers live? Let us live as new creatures. In the first place, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. So, what happened? Sin and death had contaminated the beautiful world and the beautiful being called ‘man’ that God created. It is time to resist the devil and return to God TOTALLY. Let’s choose to live in Christ.


Love - who and how? Love our neighbor; Love our enemies; How do we love them? We love like Christ loved them. Christ died for everyone. Let us choose to speak the truth in love. Love does not allow evil to take over. God is love. Love stands in truth and grace. Let’s stand in truth and grace. 

God’s Redemptive Plan

Can you see God’s redemptive plan? I cannot see everything. I do not understand everything. But I know God is sovereign and He is in control of everything. God’s love is for every man [and woman]. His desire is to save the world, not just one or two persons, not ten or twelve men, but every man on earth shall see Him and know that He exists. God wants us to be His mouthpiece, His hands and feet, His channel of peace, His instrument of love… God’s desire is to restore man [and woman] to the original design. Do we have a lot of time? I don’t think so. Will Jesus return during our lifetime? I don’t know but I do know that we are getting closer and closer to Jesus’ return. Seriously, I think we do not have much time left to do what God wants us to do. I do not want to be one of the unprepared virgins.

Jesus said,

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
— Matthew 11:28-30

In life there will be trouble. Trouble is good; trouble tests us; trouble toughens us; trouble teaches us. God uses trouble to transform us. It takes time to be transformed totally. God is patient. He is our Good Father, Good Teacher, Good Lover. His love endures forever.

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

I choose not to strive any more. I can accomplish nothing on my own. Jesus said, “Apart from me, you can do nothing.”

Dear Jesus, beloved Son of God, we need You. The Body of Christ needs You. Without You, we have no head. Come Lord Jesus! Come into our lives. Please take over. We want to enter into Your rest. Amen!

Jesus said,

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
— John 14:27

Jesus promises peace; The Lord also promises joy. The joy of the Lord is our strength. God promises love. GOD IS LOVE. He has already demonstrated His love for us. He will not love us more. He will not love us less. He has loved us with His whole heart.

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

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

Lam Yee Ling