Daily Devotion 每日灵修
The world might be bombarding you with news of new deadly viruses that has killed thousands, but do you know that you are under the wings of the God Almighty? Under His refuge, you can be sure that you are well taken care of.
Therefore, let's meditate the verses below, make it your daily meditation, and you shall find rest and confidence in the Word.
Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by God All-Powerful.
I will say to the Lord "You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God, and I trust you."
God will save you from hidden traps and from deadly diseases.
He will protect you like a bird spreading its wing over its young. His truth will be like your armor and shield.
You will not fear any danger by night or an arrow during the day.
You will not be afraid of diseases that come in the dark or sickness that strikes at noon.
At your side 1,000 people may die, or even 10,000 right beside you. But you will not be hurt.
You will only watch what happens. You will see the wicked punished.
The Lord is your protection. You have made God Most High your place of safety.
Nothing bad will happen to you. No disaster will come to your home.
He has put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go.
They will catch you with their hands. And you will not hit your foot on a rock.
You will walk on lions and cobras. You will step on strong lions and snakes.
The Lord says "If someone loves me, I will save him. I will protect those who know me.
They will call to me, and I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue them and honor them.
I will give them a long, full life. They will see how I can save.
朋友们，我们要用对的态度来面对问题。若要有对的态度，就要有对的根基，对的相信。而这个对的根基就是耶稣基督，此外没有人可以立别的根基在我们的生命中。（林前 3:11）当基督成为我们的根基，我们的生命肯定不倒塌，因为祂是那稳固的磐石，并且祂胜过这是世界，所以在这世上没有什么能胜过耶稣基督。我们若要在世上过着得胜的生活，我们的生命就肯定要连接于耶稣基督，因为离了祂我们不能做什么。（约 15:5）同样的，若要看到我们的生命在这世上是茁壮成长，得胜有余的话，那么神的话不可离开我们的眼目，总要刻在心版上，昼夜思想。当我们这样行的时候，我们就能过着作首不做尾，居上但不居下的生命。
Psalm 16:5- No, the Lord is all I need. He takes care of me.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but do know that the Word of God shall never pass away. He has promised to love you with an everlasting love, not only that He has blessed you with all that you need throughout your journey with Him. Therefore, as men are seeking all sorts of ways to help themselves, do be reminded that you have the Lord! When you have Jesus, you have all! He is your all in all! Furthermore, He longs to fill you with all that He has done, and crown you with His glory!
Therefore, all that you need today is Jesus. Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all that you need shall be added! Desire Him along the day, meditate on His love every moment, seek His Word from time to time, and you shall see yourself soak in His love! Most importantly, when no one takes care of you, He takes care of you! How great! Be sure that He is a good care taker, He will make sure all things are well in your life, never be troubled again about your future for He is taking care! Tell yourself today "The Lord takes care of me, He is all that I need!"
Jeremiah 31:3 - I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Do you know that it is such a comfort and assurance to know that the one and only God who created the heaven and earth is now loving you? The love in this world may be temporal, but His love is from everlasting to everlasting. Regardless what are the hurts that you have gone through, regardless how many promises that people has broken, today just bear in mind that Jesus loves you! Long before you know Him, long before you can do any good to deserve this love, He already loves you! His love is unconditional, it is sacrificial, and ultimately this love can empower you to change!
If you are tired of the journey of your life today, sit down and meditate on His love. He longs to draw you with His unfailing kindness and His everlasting love. All you need to do is to come to your senses and know that you are being deeply loved! The moment when you grasp this truth, it shall set you free from all bondages, fear, insecurity and all! Jesus loves you, do you know that? Let Him embrace you today!
1John4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
John16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Dear friend, what have you encountered a moment ago? Is there a lot of troubles surrounding you? Is there tonnes of pressure that press you down? Perhaps you just got your medical report that makes you worry, maybe you have just attended an interview for promotion that brings you uncertainty, or there can be even a lot of problems that others might not understand yet you are going through... Right now, here is the place for you to get released. Now is the time for you to put an end on all these problems and turn your focus to Jesus.
In times of worry, know that Jesus is the biggest, He is your peace that helps you to overcome worries;
In times of uncertain, Jesus is the biggest, He is your assurance that helps you to overcome uncertainties;
In times of lacking, Jesus is the biggest, He is your provision that will never end;
When you are sick, Jesus is the biggest, He is your healing that helps you to overcome diseases;
When you are weak, Jesus is the biggest, His grace helps you to overcome all your weaknesses;
When you are afraid, Jesus is the biggest, when He is with you, nothing can be against you.
Remember, no matter what, problems, troubles, challenges, all that you can named out is not big, JESUS is the biggest among all. In Him, you shall not be afraid; In Him, you are more than conquerors!
So, eyes on Him and put your full trust in Him, He is our all in all!
罗 1：16 - 我不以福音为耻；这福音本是神的大能，要救一切相信的，先是犹太人，后是希利尼人。
Ephesians 2:19 - Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household.
Do you know that Jesus has broken the barrier between you and the Father by His body? We were brought near to God never by our own efforts or good behavior, but solely by the blood of Jesus Christ. Because of His one sacrifice, we are perfected forever! Therefore, when there is no longer a barrier between you and the Father, when we are already brought near to God, your identity has changed! We used to be foreigners and aliens, being foreigner and alien means being separated, has no part with the things of God, and without power!
However, the moment when you accepted Jesus, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, you are His fellow citizens, you are His people and ultimately, you are in the household of God! Being a member of His household simply means you have shares in the things of God, you are reconciled, you are now equipped with power! Just like when you are in the household of your own father on earth, you simply enjoy everything in that house! You will not need to plead your mum for food, or kneeling down to your dad in order to get him to send you to school! You can freely enjoy whatever there is in the fridge without paying, and surely your parents will not get you to pay. That is what happen in your normal household, what's more in the household of God! In the household of God, you are His child, you can enjoy whatever it is that Jesus has purchased for you! He has purchased you freedom, love, joy, peace, blessings,and all that you need! He has stored them within you, and all you need to do is to open the fridge and just get whatever you want! God the Father will never ask you to pay, because the payment is Jesus, the Lamb of God! How wonderful!
Therefore, the moment when you know how much that He loves you, you will be more assured of your identity in Christ, you are in His house, hence, you will live life, you will talk, you will react like His child! It's never by force or effort, you can live it out supernaturally natural just because you are already His child, you are already in His household, you are already righteous, you are already being loved, therefore you can!
约伯记36：16 - 神也必引你出离患难，进入宽阔不狭窄之地；摆在你席上的满有肥甘。
诗篇37：19 - 他们在急难的时候，不至羞愧，在饥荒的日子，必得饱足 。
彼得后书1：2 - 愿恩惠、平安，因你们认识神和我们主耶稣，多多地加给你们。
約瑟的故事是一个蒙上帝恩惠的例子。他被賣到埃及為奴，被利用且受尽凌虐。然而圣经說：「但耶和华与約瑟同在，向他施恩（创世记39：21）。无论他人如何惡待約 瑟，無論他被帶到什么地方，他所做的尽都順利。即使波提乏的妻子污陷他非礼，使他成為階下囚，他还是在司獄長面前蒙恩。上帝继续賜恩給約瑟，到了最後，他 甚至掌管埃及全地。
2 Corinthians 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might became rich.
The world has been teaching and influencing people that we are living in a time of lack, therefore as we yield to the saying of the world, we will tend to think like a poor man. Poverty mindset is not of God, because God never has a poverty mindset. That's why in Romans 8:6 says as you set your mind on flesh, it is death; but as you set your mind on the Spirit it is life and peace. Of course, a carnal mind will think what is not of God, and poverty is mindset is definitely not of God. But the moment when we accept Christ, our spirit man has the same nature as God, it is a new created spirit man. Whatever that Christ has done, it is done and you have it in your spirit man.
Therefore, we need to start to see what Jesus has done and acknowledge Him for what He did. This helps us to grow in our spirit. The verse says that He was rich, yes in fact He is! He owns thousands of cattle and hills, all that is in the universe, the heaven and earth are all belong to Him. He has all things, and all things are created for Him! But because of all of us, because of loving us, He became poor. He let go all that He has, being naked and put to shame at the cross, even His last robe was snatched by the Romans soldier, He was left without anything at the cross; why? so that you through His poverty might become rich!
If you are to live a life of abundance and prosperity, you can't do it your own way. Though it might work, but the blessings of the Lord adds no sorrow to it! You need to "through" Jesus Christ, you need to go through Him, let Him be the bridge and connection, through His poverty, through what He has done for all of us at the cross, you are already rich. The divine exchange has done, the Work of Jesus has completed, today, your new created inner man is just as rich as Jesus is!
Hence, keep in step with the Word of God and develop your spirit man from now on. As you grow in your spirit, then you are able to operate in whatever that He has entrusted you! Therefore, it's time to be a son, and not an infant.
Matthew 20:28 - Just as the Son of man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.
Today, know that whatever it is, the heart of the Father in heaven is always on you. His eyes and protection is always set on you, giving you his fullest attention in order to meet all your every needs no matter where you are. Be assured that His heart is to see you great, not being the least but becoming the greatest nation wherever you set your foot on.
Many times we thought that we need to serve Jesus in order to please him, and He will bless us from there. However, do you know that he come not to be served but to serve? And you are exactly the target that He wants to serve! He wants to serve you with prosperity, health, goodness, favor, success, honor, restoration! He wants to serve you when you are at work, dealing in the marketplace, studying in school, or doing house chores at home; so that wherever you are, you can't help but prosper! You can't help but find favor!
Not only that, He came to give His life as a ransom for many. Of course, you are the one that He died for. That's why you have to understand how much you are being loved and embrace! He loves you until the full extent, and that is the very reason He walked to the cross and crucified! So that today, you are totally blessed and loved in all aspects! He has died for you, the finished work is done; what are you trying to do again? Simply nothing but solely believe, receive, and enjoy Him!
从前，当约书亚要攻打耶利哥城的时候，他们连续带着神的约柜围绕那城七日。到了第七日，他们同样的围绕着耶利哥城七次，然后约书亚对百姓说：“呼喊吧，因为耶和华已经把城交给你们了！” 当百姓们一同呼喊的时候，城墙就塌陷，百姓便上去进城，各人往前直上，将城夺取。（参阅 约书亚记第六章）但他们呼喊的时候，是带着胜利的呼喊，是充满活力的，是知道他们必打胜仗，因为有神与他们同在，他们就必凡事亨通。
同样的今天，在我们的生命中要时常连接与耶稣。当我们把耶稣放在我们生命的前头，就好比当时约书亚的士兵们把神的约柜放在前头行一样，让祂来引领我们的道路，那么我们所作的必凡事亨通，是必定得胜的。当我们的生命是颂赞神，带着胜利的欢呼，便能使我们生命里拦阻我们前进的城墙倒塌。朋友们，正所谓马是为打仗之日预备的，得胜乃在乎耶和华。（箴 21：31）我们策划，我们行，但成事的乃是神。当我们把所作的交托耶和华，我们所谋的就必成立。（箴 16:3）我们可以有很好的计划，可以有很多的见解，可以有很多得准备，但更不可少的就是那使我们亨通的神。要知道，我们今天之所以能战胜的能力，是因为我们有一位得胜的神。
诗篇55：22 - 你要把你的重担卸给耶和华，祂必抚养你；祂永不叫义人动摇。
I look at my palm and see,
who am I without thee;
and yet you've chosen the weak,
to make me arise and shine..
Your love touched my heart always,
Abba Abba I call your name,
Extending your mighty arms,
to sustain me whenever I fall..
Your favor is surrounding me,
Your grace abounding on me,
all because of the One who came,
and bear my sins and shames.
Darkness has to flee,
Sickness has to flee,
Bondage are set free,
and the blind can see..
The cross is the prove from thee,
your loving-kindness is what I see.
耶 1:5 - “我未将你造在腹中，我已晓得你；你未出母胎，我已分别你为圣；我已派你作列国的先知。”
Psalm 139:9-10 - If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea. Even there your hand will guide me; your right hand will hold me fast.
Do you ever feel that sometimes you are left all alone in circumstances? You might feel being outcast and there is no one by your side that can fully understand all your needs. Are there problems and circumstances looming, which makes you feel so insecure and nowhere out? Today, keep your heart secure and know that your Father in Heaven loves you eternally.
Always remember that you are never alone. Even though the waves and the storms might seem to be gigantic, but you have a support that is unshakable. That man is Jesus Christ. Just like what Psalm says if I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, and your right hand will hold me fast. How loving! It means that even though you are at the far side, His hands will always be there to guide and protect. Today, no matter where you are, even though you are rise and above, He is still there guiding you; even though you are far away, He is still holding you.
You might be far away, but when Jesus holds you with His right hand, He is bringing you back into His embrace! It means that when He is with you, He will bring you back to the land of joy! Right in the pit of your life, He is there. So, whom shall you fear?
Today, when the hands that created heaven and earth is with you, when the nail pierced hands are guiding you; you will see that nothing can hold against you when you are in the embrace of God! Jesus' finished work is there leading you into a better place and a better hope! Therefore, look upon Him and see that His right hand is there holding you fast, so you are not alone!
诗篇91：7 - 虽有千人仆倒在你旁边，万人仆倒在你右边，这灾却不得临近你。
诗篇91：10 - 祸患必不临近你，灾害也不挨近你的帐棚。
Psalm 9:9 - The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Where are you going to look for refuge in times of troubles or lacking? Many of us tend to run away from God and turn to the problems instead. Today, you are to know that when problems come, when poverty drops by, you are to run to your Father in Heaven directly!
He is refuge for the oppressed. In the original meaning, refuge here means an inaccessible place. It means Jesus is an inaccessible place for all your problems! Then, you are to be assured that poverty has no access to Jesus, sicknesses have no access to Jesus, broken relationship has no access to Jesus, and even condemnation has no access to Jesus! Therefore, they have no access to you too! Probably you had been crushed by all the oppositions, financial problems, guilt; however, this is a day that you can run to Jesus. You don't have to wait until you settle everything by your own or when you are whole, you can run to Him anytime! In Him, everything that is bad is all inaccessible, you are well protected in His embrace!
In times of trouble, He is your stronghold! It means that He is forever in front of you to shield you! When condemnation comes, Jesus has it first! When accusation comes, Jesus has it for you! When curses come, they hit Jesus first! This is what He has done for you on the cross! A stronghold that you can always rely on! So run to Him today!