内心却一天新似一天 Inwardly Being Renewed Day By Day

This is the short video clip from last Sunday message.

It’s been quite awhile I haven’t blog. It was busy weeks of moving to our new premise and I also just came back from Penang mission. From these few weeks message, it seems God is very concern of the ‘Holy Spirit’ in our hearts. The Holy Spirit is a mystery, it reveals God’s image, wisdom, power and every answer we need. Yes, we know the Holy Spirit is already in my heart but many times we just can’t see and hear it because we don’t truly believe the word of God, we don’t relate our conditions/situation with God’s perfect will and slowly start to depend on ourselves.

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The Holy Spirit is not mysterious, it will fall easily if depend on miracle that can be seen. The Holy Spirit foundation must be based from the truth (God’s words). From this week message, I realised that the Holy Spirit reveals through the understanding of the power and the fulfilment of the cross.

In my email, I mentioned 3 things I’ve received from the message.

1) To quiet down my hearts with an upright heart.
2) How to die in Christ? ‘To believe is to die. Die of my sin, die of my own desire, die of my own ways.
3) Give my heart to God thus I can see the Immanuel God.

Firstly, as some of you who know me may know that I’m quite weak in my spirit. I’m so easily get affected by my conditions because I always see myself not so adequate and spiritual in many ways, I also still have many of my own desire and keep repeating the sin so it is daily struggle for me. When I thought about all the problems, I’m so freak out then start to grumble, worry, fear, unhappy..etc. God taught me that I must quiet down my hearts with an upright spirit.


cleanheart2The upright spirit is not something to force myself to be honest or must do good things before God. The upright spirit is when I faced my problems with God’s truth. Facing God that I really have problems, I really have sin against God thus I really need God’s compassion, mercy and cleansing in my heart. When I read Psalm 51, this is the upright spirit that God desire. God’s desire my heart for Him, not desire whether I’m able to overcome or not. When I quiet down with this spirit, God’s restore me with joy and gladness in Him.

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Secondly, God taught me to die and live in Christ. When Pastor said, ‘To believe is to die’. This suddenly dawned on me that all the while I didn’t truly believe that’s why I cannot die with my own desire, own ways, own methods and own strength. This is also the reason why I cannot truly die with my sin and be set free. Pastor told me that there is something I’m still hasn’t truly believed in Him. I started to ask myself these questions, ‘hasn’t the power of the cross has fulfilled and solved all my problems? hasn’t God has already loved me? hasn’t God is in control of everything? hasn’t God is with me all the times? I believe all these questions are from God and I also can feel how emphasising He wants me to see what He has done for me. I really thank God for His love for me that I start to be serious in His words. May God grants me the understanding and strength to overcome all my problems thru ‘To believe is to die’.

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Thirdly, I must see where my hearts goes to. When I’m having troubles, even sometimes no big problems at all, where my heart has gone to? As God’s child, you will naturally feel something is wrong when our hearts is not with God. When life is normal and stable, if heart does not go to God, surely will feel emptiness. When life has some problems and troubles, if heart does not go to God, surely will feel depressed. I’m learning to give my heart to God by relating all my conditions, all my weaknesses, all the situation I’m in, even when I wake up this morning, my heart is willing to reconcile with God’s love, if not I realised I will easily look into problems and then grumble again. Example, yesterday I was quite weak in my spiritual again, sinking into my inability and weak conditions, my heart didn’t goes to God, I just know I’m weak and let it be, then my whole afternoon was filled with accusation. This morning, I told myself that I cannot let Satan has a chance to accuse me, so I started to pray and upright before Him, I let myself to be love and lead by Him and I thank God, He gives me the strength to do His will and show me His gentle love and comforts for me that I can rely on God without fear for tomorrow.

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To be more simplifying with all I have shared above, when I truly believe and acknowledge myself as dignified identity in Christ through the fulfilment of the cross, the Holy Spirit that dwells in me will then be able to reveal the power in Christ. May we continue to confirm the word of God and focus through our spirit, you will realised our hearts will be more renew and see the evidences of God’s blessing in all our problems.

A hymn to delicate which related to the message verses from Psalms 51. May it be our prayer. Enjoy!

Create in me a clean heart oh God
And renew a right spirit within me
Create in me a clean heart oh God
And renew a right spirit within me

Cast me not away From thy presence oh Lord
Take not thy Holy Spirit from me
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation
And renew a right spirit within me

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways,and sinners will turn back to you.
<Ps 51:12-13>

求你使我仍得救恩之乐,赐我乐意的灵扶持我,
我就把你的道指教有过犯的, 罪人必归顺你。
<诗 51:12-13>

Sunday Message:

Video (Chinese):http://www.lifechurchmissions.com/VideoWindow.aspx?m=820&f=2761

Audio (Chinese): http://www.lifechurchmissions.com/downloads/SunMsg/2010/Audio/ZS/1037-SunSrv-12Sep10-ZS.mp3

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4 thoughts on “内心却一天新似一天 Inwardly Being Renewed Day By Day

  1. Really received grace…esp that all I need to do is give my heart entirely to God…He doesn’t want my “holy” works, or be strong and perfect, but to just trust my heart to Him.

    It’s actually so easy…esp because our heart already has God in it, and all we need to do is be willing to quiet down, reflect, accept, listen to Him. I hope you continue to be strengthened and renewed in all conditions and situations in the Lord!

  2. I have not been visiting blogs recently. Kept leaving them unread… ha. Suddenly, I felt that the short clip that you do every week is so good as it brings out the main points of the message. Good for a lazy/tired heart that does not want to listen to the whole message.

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