Quiet Time with Jesus – Tests and trials

Monday, 4 April 2016

Imagine

God made only one kind of bird – one male and one female – each has the same shape, size, colour and design; God made only one kind of flower – one male and one female – each has the same design and smell; And the man and woman that God made – one male and one female – all look exactly the same, all think the same thoughts, all feel the same way …

God’s creation

God has made this magnificent universe and earth so beautiful and wonderful - its beauty always takes my breath away, and I can only say, “Thank You LORD!”

We know: no two fingerprints are the same, no two snowflakes are the same, no two tear drops are the same … Let us rejoice and celebrate that we are not the same, you and I.

Thank You LORD!

IF

If my eldest child loves to eat the chicken wing, my second child loves to eat the chicken wing and my third child loves to eat the chicken wing. And my husband also loves to eat the chicken wing ... So, if everybody loves to eat the chicken wing, HOW?

Of course, man is so smart now – we can buy a bag of chicken wings from the supermarket – yes, it is called the ‘super’ market.

If nobody likes to wash the dishes after a meal – yes, nobody – that includes mummy. Either we have a mummy who is willing to wash the dishes after every meal or we have a helper or we take turns to wash the dishes … One day, someone may argue over who washes more times and who washes less …

Do we argue?

“Now go, I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” But Moses said, “O Lord, PLEASE SEND SOMEONE ELSE to do it.
— Exodus 4:12-13

When dad says, “Can someone wash the dishes tonight?” Do we say, “O dad, please tell so-and-so to do it …” 

If we argue with man, do we argue WITH GOD?

Jan Dravecky: We think we have to do the HEAVY WORK. We underestimate God’s goodness and provision for us. But I have learned (the hard way, of course) that one of my very favorite quotes really is true: “God will never lead you where His grace cannot keep you.”


My prayer

Dear Father God, please help me examine my own thoughts - what is the concern at the heart of my thoughts.

Holy Spirit, please help me understand and know the heart of the Father. I do not want to disappoint Him or make Him angry with me. Truly, obedience is better than sacrifice. Truly, Jesus learned obedience through suffering. So must I. Test me LORD – and in Jesus’ name, I pray that I will come forth as gold. Amen.

“But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”
— Job 23:10

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)