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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 3 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第三天:10月5日(三)
我们的身体既是圣灵的殿,即圣灵的屋子,圣灵就是屋主。那屋子里面有什么要丢掉、修理、装饰等等的,都是主人的决定和工作。我们既不再是主人就没权力乱动屋子,意思即,不再是靠自己的努力、想法,还怎么样去改变自己,当交给圣灵自己决定、动工和指示我们。

Day 3: Oct 5th (Wed)
Since our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, meaning, the house of the Holy Spirit, then He is the house owner. So whatever that needs to be thrown away, repaired, decorated etc is the owner’s decision and work. As we are no longer the owner, we do not have the right to simply do anything to the house, that means it is no longer our own hard work or thinking or whatever that can change ourselves, we should just hand over to the Holy Spirit Himself to decide and do the work or instruct us.

 

 

另,我们求上帝医治或赐我们健康的当儿,我们也当醒悟很多时候身体的状况都与我们饮食和生活习惯有关。所以,尽管上帝真的医治了,我们过不久很可能又因坏饮食习惯而糟蹋了这个“殿”。。。可是所谓“江山易改,本性难移”,几十年的饮食、生活习惯等等,如何能改变,自己很难做得到。但既然这屋子已属于圣灵,就求圣灵来动工,让他来调整我们的喜好、兴趣等等,在不知不觉的情况下也偏爱与享受健康及营养的饮食等等。。。这绝对是可能的,因亲身经历!

Another thing, while praying for God to heal or give us health, we must realize too many times our physical condition is related to our eating or living habits. Therefore, even if God has really healed us, after a while we might damage this “temple” again with our bad dieting habit… But old habits die hard, how can we change our years of eating habits and lifestyle, that is no easy feat. However, since this house now belongs to the Holy Spirit, pray the Holy Spirit come and work and let Him adjust our interests and preferences etc, that without realizing, we have already developed a preference and enjoyment for healthy and nutritious food, etc…
This is definitely possible, speaking from experience!

曾經有個肥胖的牧師,體重應該是150公斤以上吧,後來減至65左右,穿著時髦。
我問他是怎樣做到的?

他說他看著一些模特兒的身材,就憑信心宣告說:奉耶穌的名我領受!
上帝就開始動工,他的飲食習慣很自然的開始調整!
這樣也可以??!!
我聽了就學習他那樣做,結果。。。你說呢?
你是不是也想學?哈哈哈!
(先聲明這不是神學噢!)Once there was an obese pastor weighing above 150kg I should think, but later reduced to about 65, and now wearing trendy clothes. I asked him how he did it.
He said he just looked at pictures of some models and proclaimed by faith saying: I claim that in Jesus’ name!
Then God started to work and his dieting habit started to change naturally!
Wow, can you actually do that??!!
So I learnt from him, and the result is… what say you?
So are you thinking of learning too? Hahaha!!
(By the way, this is no theology!)

Day 2 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

 

第二天:10月4日(二)
早上领受的经文:
耶穌說:”你們上去吧。。。我現在不上去,因為我的時候還沒有滿。” ~約7:8~

**体会到有很多事情,尤其是重要的决定,包括事奉神、该做的事、很好的事情等等。。。我们都要等候上帝的时间,有时候不能等待反而会破坏好事,也破坏了神原本的计划。。。

Day 2 : Oct 4th (Tue)
The verse that spoke to me in the morning:
Jesus said : “You go… I am not yet going, because for me the right time has not yet come.” ~John7:8~

** This makes me realize that for many things, especially important decisions, including serving God, things ought to be done, good things etc… we need to wait for God’s timing. Sometimes our inability to wait would spoil something good, and even God’s original plan for us…

中午领祷告时的感动:
与其一直想着“还要挨饿几天”,我们当思想及求这40天我们要经历什么,求每一天都经历新的事情、经历神的真,和让他透过各种方式跟我们说话,有这样的期待就不会被肉体的饥饿影响。。。
也向神求这40天成为我们这一辈子每天进入神同在的开始~

The conviction I received while leading the noon-time prayer today:
Instead of thinking all the time about “how many more days of hunger do I still have to go through”, we should think about and pray as to what we want to experience these 40 days, pray that we experience everyday something new and God’s reality, and that He will speak to us in all sorts of ways. With this kind of expectation, you will not be affected by the hunger of your flesh…
And ask God to make these 40 days the beginning of our life-long entering into His presence everyday~

Day 1 : 禁食日记 / Fasting Diary

立下心志,这一次40天禁食要跟以往不一样。。。
我要每天有聆听的耳,敏锐的灵,要从上帝那里得着启示,听到他跟我说话,并把它记录下来。。。

愿40天过后,这也成为我的日常习惯,到老到死。。。
其实在大学期间,有一段日子我有培养这个习惯,但不知曾几何时已消失的无影无踪!
求主怜悯!也求主复苏我的灵~

这一次从10月3日开始,一直到11月11日为期40天的禁食,只喝饮料,不吃任何固体食物,一直到最后10天,只喝白开水,求主保守及引领。。。

以下是第一天的领受。。。

I am determined to make the 40-day fast this time different from the previous ones…
I want to have listening ears, sensitive spirity, to receive revelations from God and hear Him talking to me, and to record all that down…

May after these 40 days, this will also become my daily habit, till old, till death…
In fact I did cultivate this habit for a certain period during my university years, but I cannot remember since when has that disappeared totally!
May God have mercy! And may God restore my soul~

This time, starting October 3rd till November 11th, for a total of 40 days, I will only take drinks, no solid food whatsoever, until the final 10 days just taking plain water, may God uphold and guide me…

The following is what I received on the 1st day…

第一天:10月3日(一)
如往常我星期一待在家里。。。
意想不到的写了一首歌,跟我一向来写的歌比较不同形式。通常写的都较“重情感”,倾心吐意那一类歌曲,可是今天写的却是“属灵”或圣经字眼比较显着的,如“和撒那!和撒那!”。。。如同当初犹太人欢呼,欢迎耶稣进入耶路撒冷城的情景。。。

反复思想,我想这是一个预言或启示吧,就是上帝要我们这40天的禁食,最主要的渴望就是欢迎他进入我们的生命、教会、城市、国家。。。歌好听不好听是其次,重点是要有渴望及兴奋耶稣同在临到的那颗心。。。

Day 1 : October 3rd (Mon)
As usual I stayed home on Monday…
Unexpectedly I wrote a song, and it is rather different from my typical style of songs. Normally my songs are more “emotional”, pouring your heart out type, but today the one I wrote has obviously more “spiritual” or Biblical words, for instance “Hosanna! Hosanna!”… just as the scene when the Jews rejoiced and welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem…

As I pondered more, I think this must be a prophecy or revelation, that is God wants us for these 40-day fast to desire above all the welcoming of Him into our lives, church, city, country… Whether the song sounds nice or not is secondary, the important thing is to have that heart that hungers for and feels excited about the presence of Jesus coming to us…

 

Translation of the song:

We welcome Your presence

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna
Hosanna, O gates, lift up your heads
Glory, glory
King of kings, Jesus, You are my King

See He who comes on a donkey
The gentle King, Humble King
I will open up my heart to You
Prince of Peace, I welcome You in

May my worship be like the clashing waves
Lord of the universe, I welcome You…

 

 

写完了才发现这欢迎主到来的歌,真的配合到我们禁食的原因!
感谢主第一天就给予这样的鼓励~
願神恩膏我在這40天內寫更多榮耀他的詩歌。。。

It was only after writing, I realized it is a song welcoming the Lord’s presence, that really flows with the reason we fast!
Thank God for such an encouragement on the first day~
May God anoint me to write more songs to glorify Him during this 40-day period.

 

禁食40天反思。。。 Reflection on fasting 40 days…

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这一次,2011年10月3日一直到11月11日的40天禁食,应该是我第三次40天全禁吧,21天全禁也做过两次,几次都碰到我生日的时候,这一次也不例外。。。
若不是神,我无法想像也无法做到这样长时间的禁食。所以,我没什么厉害,也没什么了不起,不必称赞和羡慕我,若神的灵没有带领、感动及加添力量,这是不可能的事,我也不会想要这样做。。。

This time, the 40-day fast from 03/10/11 to 11/11/11 has to be my third time fasting 40 days completely. I also did 21-day full fast twice, and a few times my fasting period coincided with my birthday, this time is no exception…
If not for God, I cannot imagine and I will not be able too to go on such a long fast. So, there is nothing great or super about me, there is no need to compliment or admire me, if the Spirit of God does not lead, prompt or give me strength, this is impossible and I will not want to do it as well…

有人问我一些健康、体力、营养的问题等等,问我怎样处理、克服或解决等等。。。
我也没答案,我只能说我每天一样操作,一样上班,服事等等,健康没出问题,我觉得反而变得更健康。。。

Some people asked me questions with regard to health, physical strength and nutrition issues etc, they asked how I handled, overcame or dealt with and so on…
I have no answer. All I can say is, I still functioned like normal everyday, I still went to work and serve etc, my health is alright, and in fact I feel I have become healthier…

 

我只记得第一次禁40天的时候,第39天的早上发现自己躺在房间门口,可能血糖太低突然起来时晕倒了,但当然我一点也没受伤。也是在那一次开始吃的时候,第一次上厕所排泄粪便很困难,甚至流血了;我就向上帝祷告医治,也“提醒”他我禁食是为了他的国,马上就得医治了!

所以一切都得归荣耀给上帝,没有他是不可能的!

All I remember was the first time when I was having the 40-day full fast, I found myself lying near my bedroom door in the morning on the 39th day, perhaps my blood sugar was too low and I fainted while getting up abruptly, but of course I was not injured in any way. And it was also that time when I began to eat again, I had great difficulty the first time I went to the toilet to excrete my motion, I even bled. So I prayed to God foe healing and “reminded” Him that I fasted for His kingdom, and I was healed immediately!

That is why we must give all the glory to God, it is impossible without Him!

 

最后一次禁40天是好多年以前的事了,一直不敢想像还有下一次,因为那种40天不吃东西的情景想起来也太恐怖了,人再爱漂亮、再怕肥胖,还是不能不吃东西的。所以里面会“很怕”上帝突然又感动我全禁40天。。。其实这种“担心”真的是多余的,因为倘若是来自上帝的感动,他自然会帮助你完成!就如同现在,不知不觉又开始全禁40天了。。。

The last time I went on a 40-day full fast was quite a few years back, since then I did not dare to imagine another time, because the scenario of not eating anything at all for 40 days was kind of scary to think about. No matter how beauty conscious you are, how scared of being overweight you are, you still cannot do without food. So inside me, I was kind of “scared” that God might prompt me to do another 40-day full fast… Actually this kind of “worry” is really unnecessary because if the prompting is really from God, He naturally will help you to accomplish it! Just like now, all of a sudden we have begun the 40-day full fast again…

 

老实说,这一次全禁40天的感动年头就有了,我只是等候上帝的时间。起初也有一点担心自己是否做得到,因为太久没这样做了。。。可是当我看到很多年轻人都愿意陪着我一起全禁40天的时候,那莫名的力量就从我心里涌现,我就不再惧怕了。。。

这一次的禁食,我比以往更认真和兴奋,心里也充满期待,要看到神要做又新又奇妙的事,也期待神每天的启示和感动;所以我这一次会每天记录灵里的领受和感动,尽量每天都在这里刊登我的“禁食日记”,好跟你们分享,希望也会鼓励到你们,阿们!

Honestly, this prompting to have a full 40-day fast came at the beginning of the year, I was only waiting for God’s timing. At first I was kind of worried whether I could do it as after all I have not done it for a long time… but when I saw many young people are willing to accompany me through this journey of fasting 40 days without food, that unexplained strength started to well up from my heart, and I no longer feel afraid…

The fasting this time, I am feeling more serious and excited than all the previous ones, and my heart is full of expectancy to see God doing new and wonderful things. I also long for God to reveal His heart everyday. So this time I will record what I receive or sense in my spirit, and will try my best to post here everyday as “Fasting Diary” to share with you all, hopefully this will encourage you all as well, Amen!