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!
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。
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!