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Day 15 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第十五天1017(一)

早上读到一位朋友所写的FB状态,跟我之前所写的很类似:
“那么多要做,那么多要学,却那么少时间。。。唉。。。”

真的,我也有太多东西想要做,很多很多书想要读,很多地方想要去等等。。。
特别是身为一位牧师,看到别的讲员讲道讲到天花乱坠、口沫横飞;那么有知识、有学问、有经验。。。有时候也会感觉很自卑、很压力、很无奈、很无力;有时候也会问上帝说怎么办啊?为什么时间那么少?

感谢神,他的恩典够我们用!其实,神的心意很简单,他最想的就是我们单单纯纯信靠他,心中渴望更亲近与爱他就对了。

你可以做了轰动全世界的事情,你可以读完几个学位,你可以参加千个特会,读完万卷属灵书卷,看完圣经数百遍,对原文了如指掌等等等等。。。但那不表示你真正认识神、爱神,或与他很亲近。。。

所以,总结来说,那么多事情要做,又那么少时间的时候,神要我们懂的就是优先顺序;在这短暂的人生里,我们第一件要看重的就是:认识神、亲近神。

“。。。著书多,没有穷尽;读书多,身体疲倦。这些事都已听见了,总意就是敬畏神,谨守他的诫命,这是人所当尽的本分(注:或作“这是众人的本分”)。因为人所做的事,连一切隐藏的事,无论是善是恶,神都必审问。”
~ 传道书12:12-14 ~

Day 15 : Oct 17th (Mon)

Read a friend’s FB status this morning, it was something very similar to what I wrote once:
“So much to do, so much to learn and yet so little time…….sigh…..”

It is true, I really do have so many things I want to do, so many books I want to read, so many places I want to go too etc…
Especially as a pastor, when I see other preachers speak with such eloquence and fluency, so knowledgeable, well-versed, experienced… sometimes I can feel very inferior, pressured, frustrated, helpless; and sometimes I will ask God what am I going to do? Why is my time so limited?

Thank God, His grace is sufficient for me! In fact, God’ desire is very simple, what He wants the most is for us to trust in Him with a child-like faith, and to long to be closer and to love Him more.

You can do something that stirs the whole world, you can complete so many degrees, you can attend thousands of seminars, read uncountable number of books, read the Bible hundreds of times, and understand the original text inside out etc etc… but that does not mean you truly know God, love Him or are very intimate with Him…

Therefore, in conclusion, with so many things to do and so little time, God wants us to set our priorities right; in this short life of ours, the utmost important is: to know God and to draw close to Him.

“… Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”
~ Ecclesiastes 12:12-14 ~

Day 14 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第十四天1016(日)

上帝真的是很爱我们,我们心里担忧或困惑什么,没说出来他都晓得。只要你灵里与神保持亲近,祈求有敏锐聆听他话语的属灵耳朵,他何时何处都可以突然跟你说话。

今早在浴室刷牙洗脸的时候,脑子想着最近一些要帮助的人,有一些需要解决的棘手问题。。。只是想想一下,不是很认真的在寻求答案,因也在准备去教会。突然间,有个两全其美的主意出现在脑海,让我心中马上充满安慰和喜乐,知道我有答案了!
这经历让我想起诗篇139:2所说:“我坐下,我起来,你都晓得,你从远处知道我的意念”。。。

这也让我越发确定,雅各书1:5里的话是可敬可信的:“你们中间若有缺少智慧的,应当求那厚赐与众人、也不斥责人的 神,主就必赐给他。”

所以让我们都向神求智慧,也求敏锐及聆听的耳吧!

Day 14 : Oct 16th (Sun)

God really loves us a lot, whatever we are concerned or bothered with in our hearts, He knows it even without us saying it out. As long as you remain close in your spirit with God, ask for spiritual ears that are sensitive to listen His voice or words, and He might just speak to you wherever or whenever suddenly.

This morning as I was washing in the bathroom, I was thinking in my mind about some people I want to help recently, with some sticky problems to solve… it was just a passing thought, not as though I was seriously seeking some answers as I was getting ready for church anyway. Then suddenly a win-win solution appeared in my mind, and caused my heart to be filled with comfort and joy immediately, I knew I had the answer!
This answer reminded me of Psalm 139:2, “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.”…

This also reaffirms in me what James 1:5 says is indeed worthy of reverence and trust: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

So let us all ask wisdom from God, and also listening ears that are sensitive!

 

Day 13 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

 

第十三天1015(六)

今早一醒来就有这念头,所以就把它上载在Facebook:

“上帝若要賜福你,他自然會也能,無視你的背景、條件、狀況、機會等等,他總會有辦法,在他沒有難成的事!你只要做討他喜悅的人。。。”

然后这首经文诗歌就出现:

耶和华如此说:“你们不要记念从前的事,也不要思想古时的事。看哪!我要做一件新事,如今要发现,你们岂不知道吗?我必在旷野开道路,在沙漠开江河。
~ 以赛亚书43:18-19 ~

依我的观察, 上帝若真的要赐福,他才不管你现在所处的环境、待遇、条件等等,按人眼光是否能让你步步高升、薪金优厚;他是全能和超智慧的,他自然有办法让你蒙福超过所求所想!就因为是超过人所能想像,所以那才叫神迹,人也不能夺取那荣耀,阿们!

 

 

Day 13 : Oct 15th (Sat)

As I got up this morning, this thought came to me, so I posted it on Facebook:

“If God wants to bless you, He Will and He Can regardless of your background, qualifications, circumstance, chances etc. He can always find a way, nothing is too difficult for Him! All you need to do is be a person pleasing to Him…”

Immediately these verses floated into my mind:

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
~ Isaiah 43:18-19 ~

From my observation, if God really wants to bless, He will not be bothered by the environment, situation, condition etc you are in, or whether from human perspective you have any good prospect to rise and attain attractive remuneration. He is all powerful with super wisdom, He naturally has the method to bless you beyond what you ask for and think! And because it is beyond what humans can imagine, that is why it is called miracle, and no one can snatch His glory too, Amen!

 

 

天上来的特务使者。。。 Special agent sent from heaven…

伤心、不如意时,我们有时候会想宁愿没有生在这世上,能死掉最好。。。
可是事实不能改变,我们已经生下来了,再怎么问为什么,再怎么抱怨也无济于事。。。当然更不能用死来解决,因为自杀绝对会带来更大的痛苦!

固然,这世界有伤痛及无法理喻或接受的事情,几乎每个都人可能经历过伤心事或很残酷的事实,甚至有些正在面对着。。。
所以,心里难免充满疑惑、困倦感,但这一切都无法改变过去和已发生过的事实。

When we are sad or troubled, sometimes we may think we would rather not to be born in this world, or it is better to just die…
But we cannot change the fact that we were already born here, so no matter how many why’s you ask or how you grumble is not going to change a thing… and of course we definitely cannot use death to solve the problem as committing suicide will definitely lead to a greater suffering!

Certainly this world has things that are painful and hard to accept, almost everyone has experienced some sort of hurting things or some very cruel realities, or may be some are currently facing such…
That is why our hearts unavoidably may be filled with doubts and weariness, but all these cannot change the past or what have been.

我们无法改变过去,却能够决定我们要拥有怎样的今天和未来。。。与其抱怨或离开神,倒不如清醒思想,也只有神真正能够帮助、改变及拯救我们。很多时候痛苦是存留在记忆中,是我们的思想把我们捆锁在痛苦里;所以我们需要在思想上努力的不断更新、改变与突破。

当我们不断吸收积极和正面的想法,负面和消沉的自然会减少。这会直接影响我们的心情和情绪。

We cannot change our past, but we can decide what kind of present and future we are going to have… Rather than complaining or leaving God, might as well think clearly to know that only God can truly help, change and rescue us. Many times the pain is in our memory, it is our thought that locks us in the suffering. So we need to diligently seek the renewal, transformation and breakthrough in our mind continually.

When we continually absorb positive and optimistic thoughts, negative and pessimistic ones will reduce naturally. This will directly affect our emotions and feelings.

其中一个我们可默想的正面思想,就是我那天鼓励表妹秀月的生日贺词,今天有感动也把它贴在这里与大家共勉之:

“你生在这个世上有很大的使命,你生在这个家庭有神的美意;不管我们如何来到这世上,不管我们喜欢不喜欢那原因、环境和遭遇,要牢记你是特别从天上被差派下来,为成就一项伟大任务;而那任务也只有你能完成,别人不能取代。。。”

灰心沮丧时,不妨思想耶稣的话吧,他也有心情难过的时候:

“我现在心里忧愁、我说甚么才好呢?父阿,救我脱离这时候;但我原是为这时候来的。父阿、愿你荣耀你的名。。。”
~ 约12:27-28 ~

所以,让我们不断朝着这方面思想,继续努力奔跑吧,要知道你是天上来的特务使者!

One of the positive thought we can meditate on is the birthday blessing I sent my cousin Dorcas the other day. I feel I should post it here today to share with you all too:

“You have a great mission to be born in this world. There is a beautiful plan of God for you to be born in this family. No matter how we came into this world, whether or not we like that reason, environment or circumstance, always remember you are specially sent from heaven to accomplish a great task; and you alone can complete that task, no one else can replace…”

When you are discouraged or depressed, take time to think on the words of Jesus, He also had moments when his heart was down:

“Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name…”
~ John12:27-28 ~
Therefore, let us continually fix our mind on this, keep on running fervently, know that you are a special agent sent from heaven…

Day 12 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第十二天1014(五)

有几个晚上好像没做什么特别的梦,昨晚依然有祷告说:神啊,你若要透过梦境跟我说话,就如此行吧。。。

早上醒来,感觉神没说话,没有什么有印象或感觉特别的梦境。灵修读经时问上帝今天中午带领祷告的方向,突然昨晚一个梦境浮现,随着而来的是一段经文。。。原来神有说话!

我梦见我意想不到的两个年轻人也跟我们一起禁食,特别有一位都已离神很远,甚至没看到他在教会里。在梦里,他很瘦,说他也与我们一起禁食,我很惊讶!感觉上他和以前一样火热,我感到很高兴。。。可是如今看到的事实不是如此。

当这梦境倒回来时,马上这经文就出现在我脑海里:

“弟兄们,若有人偶然被过犯所胜,你们属灵的人,就当用温柔的心把他挽回过来;又当自己小心,恐怕也被引诱。你们各人的重担要互相担当,如此,就完全了基督的律法。”
~ 加拉太书6:1-2 ~

太多时候,我们对软弱退后、冷淡跌倒的人,都报以批判和论断的眼光。今天,上帝提醒我们,他还爱他们,我们当为他们祷告,以温柔的爱心尽量把他们挽回过来。

另,第二节的“你们各人的重担要互相担当,如此,就完全了基督的律法。”。。。原来要完全基督的律法是那么简单的一件事。。。

 

 

Day 12 : Oct 14th (Fri)

For a few nights I did not have seemingly very special dreams, last night as usual I prayed: O God, if You want to speak to me through dreams, then please do…

When I woke up in the morning, I felt God did not speak, there was no impression of or any dream I feel special. While reading the Bible during my devotional time, I asked God for the direction in today’s noon-time prayer. Suddenly one scene of my dream last night appeared in my mind, followed by some verses… Yes! God did speak!

I dreamt of two unexpected young people fasting together with us, especially one who is very far from God now, and I do not even see him in church sometimes. In the dream, he looked very thin, he said he is also fasting together with us. I was very surprised! It felt like he was on fire like before, I was very happy… but what I see in reality at the moment is not so.

When this dream reappeared in my mind, immediately the following verses came to my mind too:

“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.  Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
~ Galatians 6:1-2 ~

Too many times, we tend to be critical and judgmental toward those who have back-slidden, fallen or turned cold. Today, God reminded us, He still loves them, and we should pray for them and try our best to restore them with a gentle loving heart.

Also, verse 2 says “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”… Suddenly realized it is such a simple thing to fulfill the law of Christ…

Day 11 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第十一天1013(四)

今天领祷告时的感动。。。求主扩大我们的心胸,就在最软弱时还能给人鼓励,就在最缺乏时也还能祝福别人,而且纯粹因为爱和关怀,没有想到回报或上帝会有什么奖赏。。。

我们也宣告教会异象其中一点:“叫万国因我们得福”。

我必叫你成为大国;我必赐福给你,叫你的名为大,你也要叫别人得福。为你祝福的,我必赐福与他;那咒诅你的,我必咒诅他;地上的万族都要因你得福。
~创世记12:2-3~

这是上帝给亚伯拉罕的应许,圣经也说我们是亚伯拉罕的后裔;因此,这应许也临到我们身上。
我相信“大国”也可以指我们所做的会越发蒙福扩大,好让我们能成为越多人的祝福。
但何谓亚伯拉罕的后裔?即,无论怎么样都对神有信心的人。然而,我相信亚伯拉罕能成为大国,能那么蒙福并不止因为他有大信心,他也有很大,很会祝福人的心胸!

上帝赐福亚伯拉罕,也要亚伯拉罕赐福别人。身为亚伯拉罕的后裔,这一点我们一定也要活出来,才是真正活在神的旨意里。

有施散的,却更增添;有吝惜过度的,反致穷乏。好施舍的,必得丰裕;滋润人的,必得滋润。
~箴言11:24-25~

Day 11 : Oct 13th (Thur)

The prompting in my heart today as I led the prayer meeting… May God stretch our hearts that we may still encourage others even in our weakest moment, and bless others when we are the most lacking; and to do all these purely out of love and concern, not thinking about any return or how God is going to reward us…

We also proclaimed one of the points in our Blessed Vision: “That all nations will be blessed through us”.

I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
~Genesis 12:2-3~

This is the promise God gave Abraham, and the Bible tells us that we are Abraham’s descendants. Therefore this promise comes on us too. I believe “a great nation” can also mean whatever we do will be extended and blessed in order that we can become a blessing to even more people.
But what is Abraham’s descendant? It is someone with faith to believe in God no matter what. But I believe for Abraham to become such a great nation and so blessed, he not only had great faith, he had a very big heart that blessed others too!

God blessed Abraham, and He wanted Abraham to bless others as well. As Abraham’s descendants, we must live this out in order to be truly living in God’s will.

One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
~Proverbs 11:24-25~

 

 

 

Day 10 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第十天1012(三)

今天自己在读约翰福音12章时,有一股莫名的兴奋、感动和喜乐,因太多地方都在跟我说话。。。
所以鼓励你们今天也认真的看约12章。

其中在带中午祷告时让我联想到的是:
“耶稣说:“人子得荣耀的时候到了。
我实实在在地告诉你们:一粒麦子不落在地里死了,仍旧是一粒;若是死了,就结出许多子粒来。”(约12:23-24)

当然这经文讲的是耶稣将为我们死在十架上,但我今天的其它领受是,要荣耀耶稣,我们生命的一些东西也需要“死”;所以求主在这40天里面帮助我们把老我旧人全然钉死,不再复活!

Day 10 : Oct 12th (Wed)

Today while I was reading John Chapter 12 myself, I had this inexplicable excitement, prompting and joy, because many places were speaking to me…
So I encourage you to seriously read John 12 today.

Among those that reminded me while leading the noon-time prayer is:
Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John12:23-24)

Of course these verses are talking about Jesus going to be crucified for us on the cross, butmy other enlightenment today is, to glorify Jesus, some things in our lives must “die” too, so may God help us within these 40 days to crucify our old man and self and not let it come back to life again!

 

另,主说:
“若有人服事我,就当跟从我;我在哪里,服事我的人也要在那里;若有人服事我,我父必尊重他。”(约12:26)

太多时候,我们要主跟从我们,而不是我们跟从主,譬如:我们做了某些决定,然后要他赐福,或自己选择去某个地方,然后要他保守等等。。。

但 有时候我们确实希望自己所做的或决定的是神的旨意,有神的喜悦,有神同在与恩宠,可是却不确定有没有听到他的声音。今天中午有感动带领大家,祷告神膏抹我 们的思想和感觉,就是在我们不太确定神的声音的时候,让我们感觉和认为对的决定的那个感觉与思想是从神而来的感觉与思想。因此,在不知不觉的情况之下,爱我们的天父引领我们进入他旨意里面。

最后那一句,"我父必尊重他"也让人深感无比的荣幸,竟然能蒙受全能上帝的尊重!我们何德何能啊!可见,正确的服事主是何等重要和特别!英文的"尊重"(honour)也让人联想到在一个重要典礼,你被点名记念,被叫上台领奖一样!所以你可想像天父若"尊重"你是何等隆重的一件事!

Another thing, Jesus said:
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” (John12:26)

Too many times we want the Lord to follow us instead of us following the Lord, for instance, we made some decisions, then we asked God to bless those, or we chose to go somewhere ourselves and we asked Him to safeguard us etc…
But sometimes we do really hope what we do or decide is God’s will, and is pleasing to God, with His presence and favour, however we are not sure whether we actually hear His voice. This noon I felt led to lead all to pray for God to anoint our thinking and feeling, that is when we are not very certain about hearing His voice, let our thinking and feeling a certain decision is right be the thinking and feeling from God. Therefore, we are unconsciously guided by our loving Father into His will.
That final phrase, “My Father will honor the one who serves me” also makes me feel incomparable privileged, that we can be honoured by the Almighty God! Who are we, what good or talent do we have to deserve that! That is why to serve God correctly is so important and special! The word “honour” makes one think of a very important ceremony, where you are specially remembered and called to the stage to receive an award! So, can you imagine how grand it would be if our Father God honours you!

Day 9 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

第九天1011(二)

自我星期日醒来之前的那一个跟“妖魔鬼怪”争斗的梦,我相信上帝要我们加强为那些还被迷信捆绑的人祷告。
很多时候,我们会抓住一个经文而宣告要得着那经文里面的应许,却没看上下文、来龙去脉,就瞎祷告相信,后又没看到效果,就灰心、怀疑神。。。

Day 9 : Oct 11th (Tue)

Since that dream about fighting with the “monsters” before I woke up on Sunday morning, I believe God wants us to strengthen our prayers for those who are bound by superstitions.
Many times we will hold on to some Scripture and declare that we will receive the promises in that Scripture without studying the context and source of that verse. Then when we do not see result, we get discouraged and doubt God…

 

其中很多人常抓住的经文是使徒行传16:31:
“他们说:“当信主耶稣,你和你一家都必得救。””

可是,日等、夜等,却还没看到家里的人得救!
当然,有时候是时间还没到,祷告不够或种种因素,但我相信我们也要考虑到徒16章的禁卒为什么会信主,而他的这个信怎么会影响到全家也信?
我相信,他一定是看到保罗和西拉在极其辛苦时还能赞美祷告神,并看到痛苦中的赞美带来的力量,过后这“大有能力”的保罗又怎样怜恤他、帮助他,因而他和全家也被感动,信主得救了!

所以,我们当反省,我们身边的人有没有看到我们在患难中依然有信心,会赞美、会祷告,还是看到比较负面或绊倒他们的态度和行为?另,我们的生命有没有因这样的信心,而流露神的大能和怜悯?倘若如此,相信我们家人有朝一日必定全然悔改归向神!

Among these verses, many often hold on to Acts16:31:

“They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.””

But they have been waiting days and nights and yet not seeing their family members saved!
Of course, sometimes it is because of timing, insufficient prayer or other reasons, but I believe we have to consider as well as to why the jailer in Acts 16 ended up believing in the Lord, and how this “belief” of his resulted in his entire household to believe as well?
I believe, he must have seen how Paul and Silas continued to praise and pray to the Lord in their suffering, and he saw the power that came with praising in the midst of your suffering, and after that how this “powerful” Paul was so merciful to him and helped him. So, he was moved and he and his entire household believed in the Lord and were saved!

So, we must examine ourselves and ask whether people around us see our faith in the midst of suffering, and that we can still praise and pray, or are they seeing the adverse or attitude and actions that stumble them? Also, do they see the power and mercy that flow from us because of such faith? If so, I believe one day our entire household will certainly repent and return to the Lord!

 

Day 8 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

 

第八天1010(一)

今天教会没有午祷,所以自己在同样时段12:15-1:15pm在家也有一小段祷告和敬拜。敬拜时,有感动唱禁食第一天,即上个星期一,所写的新歌“欢迎你来”。。。唱着,唱着,忽然发现也能够很顺的以英语唱完整首歌!我感觉这意义重大,想必上帝真的是以这首歌提醒我们他同在的重要性,而且他真的渴想来到我们生命、家庭、教会、城市与国家中。。。

这以英语唱出,也能服事到及启示我们教会讲英语的族群,可见虽然歌的旋律不怎么样,但上帝确实是要透过这首歌跟我们教会说话!

Day 8 : Oct 10th (Mon)

We did not have noon-time prayer today, so I used the same time frame 12:15-1:15pm to have my own short prayer and worship time at home. During the worship, I felt to to sing the song “I Welcome You”, which I wrote last Monday, i.e on our 1st day of fasting… As I was singing and singing, suddenly I realized it could be sung in English smoothly as well! I feel this is very significant, God must be wanting to use this song to remind us of the importance of His presence, and to tell us how He longs to enter into our lives, families, church, city and country…

To sing it in English can also minister and speak to the English-speaking members of our church. This shows that even though the melody is not that great, God does really want to speak to our church through this song!

 

这首歌主要是以马太福音21章1-11节为背景,百姓们欢迎耶稣进入耶路撒冷的情景,愿我们也欢迎主来到古晋。

至于“众城门,抬起头来啊”则是诗篇24:7-10。。。当我又再看诗篇24的时候,突然又有灵感把诗篇24:1-6写成一首新的轻快赞美歌!这让我感觉到,这一次的40天禁食,上帝在我们当中一定会降下新的恩膏,做一些新的事情,给我们更多创意能力。。。
所以,昨天宣布的这40天内的诗歌创作比赛,绝对会有一些人从神领受创作的恩赐,阿们!

那你还在等什么?快动笔、动脑、动心写歌吧!

The background of this song is basically Matthew 21:1-11, the scene which the people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem. May we also welcome Jesus into Kuching.

As for “Lift up your heads, O you gates!”, that is from Psalm 24:7-10… And as I was reading Psalm 24 again, I was suddenly inspired to write Psalm 24:1-6 into a lively praise song! For this I felt, for this 40-day fast, God will surely shower new anointing on us, He will do some new things, give us more creative power…
Therefore, with the announcement yesterday of the song-writing competition within these 40 days, definitely some will receive the gifting from God to compose new songs, Amen!

So what are you still waiting for? Move your pen, your brain and your heart to start writing!

Day 7 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第七天109(日)

是梦、是幻、是异象。。。?
主啊,无论如何,请你跟我说话吧!

我很会做梦。我是属于那种一睡着就马上做梦的,那怕是睡五分钟,也会做梦。所以,我一向来不是很认真看待 我的梦;然而,有一些梦境在我脑海留下深刻印象、挥之不去,那时,我就会祷告问上帝是否要透过这梦境启示什么。事实是,异梦也可以是上帝跟人说话的其中一 种方式。而且,自大学时期开始,我已向神求解梦的恩赐,倘若那梦是来自神的话。

使徒行传2章17节:
“神说:在末后的日子,我要将我的灵浇灌凡有血气的。你们的儿女要说预言;你们的少年人要见异象;老年人要做异梦。”

看来,我是属于“老年人”的类别,哈哈。。。

Day 7 : Oct 9th (Sun)

Is it a dream, an imagination or a vision…?
Whatever it is, speak to me, O Lord!

I dream a lot. I am the type to start dreaming as soon as I fall asleep, even if it is just a 5-minute sleep, I would also dream. So, I never take my dreams seriously. However, certain dreams are very vivid and stay in my mind, then I would ask God whether He is trying to reveal something to me through those dreams. The fact is, spiritual dreams can also be one way God speaks to us. And since I was at university, I had prayed to God to give me the gift to interpret dreams, if the dreams are from Him.

Acts 2:17:
“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see
visions,  your old men will dream dreams.”

Looks like I am under the “old men” category, haha…

 

自 从那一晚梦见与主同行、交谈过后,我就很认真问上帝这四十天内,他是不是要透过异梦给我启示。其实,那一晚过后,我还有别的梦,只是有一些我不太确定是异 梦还是自己。昨晚也不例外,我梦见我到了一个很多华人民间信仰的“妖魔鬼怪”的地方,感觉会爆发争斗。起初,感觉自己单枪匹马要抵挡这一群鬼怪,后来也有 几位弟兄姐妹出现。还没很激烈争斗的时候,我醒来了。

我以为快天亮了,一看,才凌晨3:23am!
我就想,上帝你是不是要我祷告什么?
那时,两个念头临到我:
1)为我表妹秀月祷告,因为她一个人在家面对属灵争战,父母亲很迷信,且相信鬼魔邪术。
2)这星期开始,全教会要更同心和积极为迷信与被邪灵迷惑和捆绑的人祷告。

所以,让我们继续同心禁食与祷告吧!

Since the dream that night of me walking and chatting with Jesus, I very seriously asked the Lord whether He is going to speak to me through dreams within these 40 days. The truth is, after that night, I continued to have some more dreams, just I am uncertain about some of them being spiritual or just myself. Last night was no exception. I dreamt that I went to a place where there were many “monsters” from Chinese superstitious beliefs, and I felt as though there was going to be a fight. Initially I felt i had to fight these monsters alone, but later some other brothers and sisters appeared too. Before the battle became fierce, I woke up.

I thought it was almost daybreak but the clock showed 3:23am only!
So I thought in my heart, God, are You wanting me to pray about something?
Two thoughts came to my mind then:
1) Pray for my cousin, Dorcas SG who is fighting a spiritual battle alone at home now. Her parents are superstitious and still believe in demonic power.
2) From this week onward, the church must be more united and geared up to pray for those deep in superstition and bound and deceived by demons.

So, let us continue to fast and pray in one accord, Amen!