Be Agents of Change – 40 days prayer & fasting.
I’ve decided to make a commitment to fast on Fridays and while I’m ber-puasa-ing with the malays in my office, I might as well blog about it.
Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over them. (Acts 6:3)
As I reflecting upon this verse, a thought come to me. I really sing dangerous song, Send Me by Planet Shakers. Asking God to send me and proclaim His words, have I ever done any of those? The thought of sending me to some ulu land and spread the word of God.. Hmm I don’t think I have that courage now. Have I been playing a role as a Malaysian for our country? I’ll admit this, I’ve been procrastinating to register myself as a voter. Well I don’t really bother much bout the political affairs as there’s so injustice and unfairness in our country so why bother voting right. The end result will be the same. But it got me thinking, if I don’t stand up and who else would if we all had the same mindset like me. I admit I never read much of Nation news as it never caught my interest. Politics.. Sien.. I kill you, you kill me. Go on trials but never get into jail. Case closed. End of story. How many times have I read cases like this and gave up praying for the better of our nation? Self note : to trust God in prayer that He alone can change things.
A lil prayer items for today : register myself as a voter and for the many other who have not registered and to vote wisely. a fair & clean election. Malaysians abroad to be able to vote. more volunteers to be observers and counting agents.
send me i will go
send me i will
to this city, to this nation
and to the nations of the world
send me i will go
send me i will go
i will proclaim the truth
that Jesus Christ is Lord
Bible Verse of the day : Joel 2:12-17
” Now therefore”, says the Lord, ” Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning.” Joel 2:12
In Joel 2:12-17, we read that God used the prophet Joel to encourage His people to pay attention to the warning lights on their spiritual dashboard. Prosperity has caused them to become complacent and negligent in their commitment to the Lord. Their faith had degenerated into empty formalities and their lives into moral bankruptcy. So God sent a plague of locust to ruin crops in order to get His attention and turn to HIm with their whole heart.
What warning lights are flashing in my life? What needs to be turned up or repaired through confession and repentance?
God’s love is not some fuzzy thing
That lets us do what we think best
It guids and warns and shows the way
And always put us to the test.
Bible Verse of the Day : Leviticus 25:1-7
Each leap year we add to the end of February in the calender readjust the earth’s solar orbit to the astronomical timetable.
In the calender of the ancient Israel, God set up a remarkable means of adjusting things. Just as mankind was commanded to rest every seventh day (Exodus 20:8-10), so the land was to be allowed to rest during the seventh day (Lev 25:4). This sabbatical year allowed the farmland to replenish for greater fertility.
With our busy schedules and our hectic pace of life, we need readjustment too. One way we do is by observing the sabbath principle-making sure to set aside time to rest rest and prayerfully refocus our priorities. Like Jesus, He went to a solitary place and there He prayed (Mark 1:35)
To face life’s many challenges
And to overcome each test,
The Lord tells us to take the time
To stop,to pray, to rest
A lot of times, I’ve been busy living my own life, not setting aside time for God. This verse got me thinking, is this the time in my life where I need readjustments to reconnect myself with God again?
God works in ways we cannot understand. I realise that from the problems and suffering in life, God is actually trying to reconnect us again cause this is the time when I cry out to Him most and He was there for me through it all. I will remember to take the time to seek His word for I know that I can’t live on my own. With Him all things are possible.