Quiet Time with Jesus – One With God

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Grace is God working in the life of a Christian to accomplish what he or she cannot accomplish. As the year draws to a close, most people would reflect on their accomplishments and disappointments. It is also natural to decide on what to do next. I pray that every Christian (myself included) will be a living sacrifice, that we will shine like stars in the universe and be what God wants us to be – blameless and pure.

Below are my 4 steps for spiritual transformation:

1)   Fasting

2)   Feeding

3)   Meditating

4)   Praying

When we fast, we hunger. Our hunger is for God. Nothing satisfies our hunger except God. When we hunger for God, we feed. Our food is the Word of God. Nothing nourishes our spirit, soul and body except His Word. When we continually meditate on His Word, we will see Him. God washes our inner being, sanctifying (setting us apart) and transforming us into His likeness. Our ultimate desire is to be one with God. Our eyes are fixed on Him. Our minds are on things above, not on earthly things. 

Jesus’ Prayer for All Believers

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and You in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as you have loved Me.
— John 17:20-23

God’s desire is for all His children to be filled with the fullness of Himself.

Apostle Paul wrote:

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
— Ephesians 5:1

As spiritual warfare is imminent, we must [continually polish and] put on the Armour of God at all times, standing strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 

My Prayer

Dear Father God, make us strong in You. We pray that whenever we open our mouths, words will be given us so that we may fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which we are ambassadors of Christ. Amen!

The Bible says:

You are all sons [and daughters] of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
— Galatians 3:26-27

Thanks be to God!

Lam Yee Ling