Quiet Time with Jesus – Awesome God

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Testimony

Day 1 – A Bible Promise a day ‘homework

“...Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
— Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (NASB)

God pointed to a picture frame with the same promise “The LORD is with you wherever you go” – I looked in amazement at a picture of my young children and I, taken in 1994, 21 years ago. The picture has turned yellow.

God gave me a ‘Bonus’ Promise: 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
— Hebrews 13:8

YL: Yes! Amen!

I am absolutely awed by an Awesome God – He was with me through ‘it’ all. 

Some milestones during the period 1994 – 2001:

In 1994, I was promoted; 

From 1994 to 1998 (4 years) – my darkest years in banking;

In 1998, I was retrenched;  

In 1999, I was hopeless; In Sep 1999, I started attending service at CMC;

In 2000, I enrolled into a Montessori class; In Jun 2000, I was hospitalized with an undiagnosed sickness;

In 2001, I was baptized; 

In a nutshell, God was with me through ‘it’ all.

 

The Holy Spirit

One morning, I was panting from running around (in church) - looking for people.

I said to someone, “Now I know why God sent the Holy Spirit.”

Jesus is one man. He can only be at one place at one time. So, God sends us (the Body of Christ) - the Holy Spirit. We are many! We can be at many places at one time! God can do greater things - through us – the Body of Christ. How important it is that we hear His voice, listen and obey everything that He commands.

Hallelujah!  We are One in Christ! 

Jesus said, “It is finished!”

 

What is finished?

I have finished the work which You have given Me to do
— John 17:4

Oswald Chambers:  The death of Jesus Christ is the fulfillment in history of the very mind and intent of God.  His death was the very reason He came.  God could forgive people IN NO OTHER WAY than by the death of His Son, and Jesus is exalted as Savior because of His death. 

“We see Jesus … crowned with glory and honor …”
— Hebrews 2:9

The greatest note of TRIUMPH ever sounded in the ears of a startled universe was that sounded on the Cross of Christ – “It is finished!” (John 19:30)

That is the FINAL WORD in the redemption of humankind.

 

 

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God

I am absolutely awed by You!

Anything that lessens or obliterates (blots out) YOUR HOLINESS through a false view of Your love, contradicts the TRUTH of God as revealed by our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST.

Forgive us Father, for we know not what we are doing …

Enlighten the eyes of our spirit. We want to see You. We want to know You. We want to love You - more and more … until like Jesus, we are completely in You – hearing what You say, doing what You tell us to do – 24/7 – fulfilling Your purposes for us … that we may on that day also say, ‘It is finished’.

In Jesus’ wonderful, beautiful, glorious and matchless name I pray.

Amen

 

Song

Awesome In This Place - Hillsongs

You are awesome in this place Mighty God; You are awesome in this place Abba Father; You are worthy of all praise; To You our lives we raise; You are awesome in this place Mighty God;

As I come into Your presence; Past the gates of praise; Into Your sanctuary; Till we’re standing face to face; I look upon Your countenance; I see the fullness of Your grace; And I can only bow down and say; 

You are awesome in this place Mighty God; You are awesome in this place Abba Father; You are worthy of all praise; To You our lives we raise; You are awesome in this place Mighty God;

 

Praise be to God!

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

 

Father, not my will but Yours be done. Amen.