Quiet Time with Jesus – Choose

Friday, 19 February 2016

My driving instructor said something which I’d never forget – “Life’s major problems are mainly related to money or relationships.”

Yes, I know someone who had wanted to commit suicide because of financial difficulties … and in the midst of a broken relationship everything had seem to go wrong …

From my devotional: Every plague God sent gave Pharaoh an opportunity to choose. But rather than acknowledge the sovereignty of the God of Moses, Pharaoh focused on trying to SAVE FACE, MAINTAIN POWER, and CONTROL his economic well-being. Rather than learning from the awful plagues crashing down on him, he became hard and rebellious. Unquote

Thanks to a sister in Christ, I’ve been practicing, “I choose to forgive … because God has forgiven me, because Jesus had died on the cross for me, because Jesus had shed His blood for me, because my GOD is LOVE, because the Bible says that if I do not forgive, my Father in heaven will also not forgive me …”

Thanks be to God for His wondrous and powerful WORD! Thanks be to God for the counsel of the Holy Spirit! Every time I step out of line, the Holy Spirit reminds me to re-align. Every time I get distracted, the Holy Spirit reminds me to re-focus.

What are you thinking about this morning?

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

I’m thinking about putting You first in my life. FIRST – Finances, Interests, Relationship, Schedule, Trouble – thank You for a simple and clear message preached by Jentezen Franklin. Today, I pray for every follower of Jesus Christ, including myself, that we may be fully consumed by Your Word, that we may live out Your Word, that the world may see Your Word lived out by us. Indeed, we are the Body of Christ! We are united in Christ!  We are deeply rooted and established in Christ! Hallelujah! We pray that all men may be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth, amen. (1 Timothy 2:4)

For this purpose, I choose to follow Your leading, listen to Your voice and live a life worthy of Your calling.

This is our proclamation: Followers of Christ are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God. Father God, we praise You! You have called us out of darkness into Your wonderful light! Hallelujah!

We choose to abstain from sinful desires which war against our souls. We choose to live good lives among the pagans so that, although they may accuse us of doing wrong, they may see our good deeds and glorify You, our Father in heaven! Hallowed be Thy name! Thy kingdom come! Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever! Amen!

Lam Yee Ling

Kingdom Life: Follow the leading of the Lord; Listen to the Lord’s voice; Follow the way of the Lord. The Lord will guide us always. (Isaiah 58:11)