Quiet Time with Jesus – Witness

Friday, 24 July 2015

Jesus said, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses …”

Living as His witnesses

In pursuit of ‘excellence’, we have developed a critical mind, mouth, attitude … lifestyle!

Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

We sometimes refuse to be shallow … because we want to impress people … that we are not shallow. This is a sign of spiritual pride. We must be on guard for this is how contempt for others is produced in our lives. And it causes us to be a walking rebuke to other people … Beware of posing as a profound person … [God became a baby]

Oswald Chambers (OC) said that even the shallow things of life, such as eating and drinking, walking and talking, are ordained by God. These are all the things our Lord did.

OC: We are so nauseatingly serious, so desperately interested in our own character and reputation, we refuse to behave like Christians in the shallow concerns of life.

YL: Sometimes, we push people away by the words we say and the things we do … Oh no! The word ‘nauseatingly serious’ makes me nauseous!

OC: You may find that the first person you must be the most critical with, as being the greatest fraud you have ever known isyourself.

 

 

My Prayer

Dear God

I pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to teach me. I know the Spirit of the LORD rested on our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding; He is the Spirit of counsel and of power; He is the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD – and I want to delight in the fear of the LORD.

Amen!

As I seek the LORD for a Bible Promise each day, I noticed that He keeps saying, “Do not be afraid” and “Do not be dismayed”

Keep your lives free from the love of money (command) and be content with what you have (command), because God has said,

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you”

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my Helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
— Hebrews 13:5-7
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
The LORD is with me; He is my Helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
— Psalm 118:6-7
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
— Deuteronomy 31:6
The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
— Deuteronomy 31:8
Assemble the people – men, women and children, and the aliens living in your towns – so they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law. Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the LORD your God …
— Deuteronomy 31:12-13

God’s nature: God is love; God is holy;

 

 

My Prayer

Dear Father God

‘Reset’ my mind so that I can know Your character and Your nature. Help me walk in Your commands.

Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples … teaching them to obey everything He has commanded them. And He promised to be with them always, to the very end of the age.

Help us LORD to witness by speaking and living the truth.

Instead of criticising and judging one another, remind us to pray for one another without ceasing – not our will but Your will be done.

Let each disciple of Yours - be a letter from Christ, written with the Spirit of the living God. 

Amen.

Let each disciple of Yours - be a lamp put on its stand giving light to everyone in the house. Let Your light shine (through us) before men, that they may see our good deeds and praise You, our Father in heaven.

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

Amen!

Song
I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever - Delirious?

Over the mountains and the sea; Your river runs with love for me; And I will open up my heart; And let the Healer set me free;

I’m happy to be in the truth; And I will daily lift my hands; For I will always sing; Of when Your love came down;

I could sing of Your love forever;
I could sing of Your love forever;
I could sing of Your love forever;
I could sing of Your love forever;

Oh, I feel like dancing; It’s foolishness I know; But when the world has seen the light; They will dance with joy, like we’re dancing now …

I could sing of Your love forever;
I could sing of Your love forever;
I could sing of Your love forever;
I could sing of Your love forever;

Thank You LORD!
I give Your praise!

Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

 

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