Psalm 19; 1 Corinthian 2:9-12; Hebrews 1:1-2
Mon, 30 August 2021

What Is God Doing?


What do these Scripture texts tell us about our God?

Deeper Reflection
WE ARE COMPLETING our 43rd year as a church this week. What has the Lord spoken to us this past year? 2020 will go down in history as a pivotal year! The whole world entered the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Our lives and livelihoods were affected. We had to learn new things such as working from home, home-based learning, video conferencing, mask-wearing, safe-distancing, church at home and Zoom CG meetings. All this has certainly not caught the Lord by surprise. Everything is going according to His purposes. So what were the Lord’s intentions for us through this pandemic? We believe that the Lord is leading us through a season of revelation, for us to repent of our sins, so that He may rebuild His church to become more like what He intends (Deut 29:29). That is the framework – revelation, repentance and rebuilding – that we will use in this week’s devotions to reflect upon our 43rd year. Let us begin with revelation. Many of us would have experienced “cold wars”, in which the persons in conflict refuse to speak with each other. When people refuse to communicate, it is very hard for the relationship to progress. Relationships grow when we consciously choose to reveal what is upon our hearts. We are grateful that our God does not keep silent. He has chosen to reveal Himself to us, that we may know Him! The texts we read remind us that God speaks to us through His creation, His Word, His Spirit and His Son Jesus Christ. God reveals Himself to us so that we may know Him and have relational intimacy with Him. Praise God!

How has the Lord revealed Himself to me in the course of this pandemic? Take some time to consider and write these down in your journal.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not hide Yourself from me, but want to communicate and reveal Yourself to me. Teach me the discipline of daily making space – in which I can be quiet and rested – to be present with You and Your Word. Help me to be attentive to Your Holy Spirit’s promptings. Grant me faith and obedience, that I may truly know and experience You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise:
  • Pray for leaders:
  • Pray for significant people:
  • Pray for those in need:
  • Pray for self:

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Daily Devo
Daily Devotional Journal
Daniel 6:1-10
Wed, 7 June 2023

Consistent Daily Devotion to God


What does verse 10 tell us about Daniel?

Deeper Reflection
For Daniel’s distinguishing competency and character, and commitment to ensuring that the king suffered no loss in his empire, Darius “planned to appoint” him “over the entire kingdom” (v.3). But out of jealousy, Daniel’s fellow-commissioners and the satraps attempted to accuse him of “negligence or corruption” in “government affairs” (v.4a). They could find nothing, because Daniel was “faithful” (v.4b). So, they planned to make accusation against him “with regard to the law of his God” (v.5). And they maliciously instigated Darius to establish a law that “anyone who makes a petition to any god or man” besides the king “for thirty days, shall be cast into the lion’s den” (vv.6-9).Then, “when Daniel knew that the document was signed…he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously” (v.10). This was Daniel’s spiritual discipline with a structure of regular “three times a day”. He kept it daily. We can say that Daniel never missed his quiet time. The most important words in the verse may be “when Daniel knew that the document was signed”. They indicate the context of Daniel’s spiritual discipline: A discipleship challenge where his life was at stake. Daniel’s spiritual discipline was no mere religious ritual and routine. He could have skipped his quiet time “for thirty days” and be safe. He didn’t. Daniel’s spiritual discipline manifested his consistent daily devotion to “his God”: “he continued…three times a day…as he had been doing previously.” At the heart of this spiritual discipline was Daniel’s relationship and fellowship with “his God”.

How can I cultivate a consistent daily devotion to God?

Write a prayer to God as your response from your meditation on and application of the Scriptures.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise
  • Pray for leaders
  • Pray for significant people
  • Pray for the Generations: That young people will seek to be devoted to God consistently
  • Pray for self

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