Friday, 26 February 2016
When I was a teacher in a childcare centre, I had a practical life activity for my children: Transferring Water with a Sponge.
The child puts the sponge into the water and squeezes it. Then, he releases his fingers so that the water is absorbed into the sponge. Next, he moves the sponge carefully from one container to another. Then, he squeezes the water out of the sponge into the new container. The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the child’s finger muscles, improves the child’s eye-hand coordination and his ability to concentrate.
If we discipline ourselves to consume the Word of God … If we allow the Holy Spirit to convict us … If we let go of our bad habits and adopt good habits … If we respond in faith and obedience whenever the Holy Spirit prompts us … Surely, we will become what God wants us to become – like a sponge absorbing the Word and releasing the Word … according to His Will and His Purposes, His Plan and His Timing. Hallelujah!
ABIDE in the Word, ABSORB the Word, and APPLY the Word (AAA)
Dear Jesus, we want to abide in You and Your Word, so that we may absorb all Your goodness and grace and godliness. Surely, when we abide, we will absorb. Amen!
Dear Holy Spirit, we allow You to convict us and correct us, so that we may change back into Your image. Surely, when we apply the Word of God to our daily lives, people around us will see Christ in us, and praise our Father in Heaven. Amen!
Dear Father God, use us as You will. Amen!
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned, in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD my Rock and my Redeemer. In Jesus’ beautiful, wonderful, glorious and matchless name I pray. Amen!
Lam Yee Ling