Lord, I’ve set my heart

1. Lord, I’ve set my heart; Lord, I just love You.
Beside You I have no other desire.
Lord, I just like to live You.

Chorus: Lord, I love You because You love me.
I just like to live You,
And be under Your instant moment by moment leading.

2. On the entire earth, in the whole universe,
I have no int’rest or other desire:
My desire is only You.

3. Thank You, dearest Lord; You’ve predestinated me.
You’ve called me and saved me and, Lord, preserved me.
You have brought me, Lord, to this day.

Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/lb/18#ixzz1yCrKWHdm

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 14:4b

He who prophesies builds up the church.

We are God’s speaking people. Whenever we come together, our meeting must be a speaking meeting. It must be a meeting speaking God, speaking for God, speaking forth God, and speaking God into people. This is God’s divine dispensing.

… Today many pastors learn how to be eloquent and even speak words that make people laugh. We are not burdened to speak in this way. We want the words that we speak to be words of spirit and life. As believers, we all have to prophesy. We should not think that it is that difficult to speak for the Lord. We do not need to be specially gifted persons in order to speak Christ. I hope that all of us would take the holy Word from the Bible and put it into practice (The Advance of the Lord’s Recovery Today, p. 109).

Taking the Lead to Minister Life

To be those who can minister life to others, we need to be put to death – not physically speaking, but this death is carried out through the divine life which operates from within us, to terminate our natural fallen self.

When we stay under the termination of the Lord’s death, His resurrection life will be dispensed into others through us. The dispensing of life into others is always the result of our receiving the killing of the cross.

The basic principle set up by the Bible for us believers is neither self-improvement nor the rejection of evil and the practice of good, but the putting of ourselves into the death of Christ. When we love the Lord and enjoy Him, we abide in Him. As such, His first operation is to put to death all the fleshly things in us… The more we die with Christ this way, the more His resurrection power will be manifested in us (Words of Life from the 1988 Full-time Training, p. 56-59).

When we abide in the Lord, our natural self is put to death and we experience resurrection! Without Christ in us, we minister our natural fallen self to others; only when we are put to death can we minister Christ as life to others! In addition, it is not that we put ourselves to death; it is by abiding in the Lord, being conformed to His death (Phil. 3:10).

For example, in our day to day lives, we all contact people through one means or another – do we minister what we are (i.e. natural fallen man; death) or the Christ whom we have experienced (i.e. life)? I have people who I am particularly burdened for, and as I consider my expressions and mannerisms, I am struck by the intensity of my self that is reflected instead of Christ Himself in me. That is to say, each one of us needs to abide in Christ more deeply, to be put to death more intensely, that we would express and minister the resurrection life of Christ more richly to others!

This is the real work of the new covenant ministry. It is not a matter of working; it is a matter of dying. In the Lord’s recovery we need to die so that life may work in others. Hence, our dying is our working. The Lord does not need you to accomplish a work for Him. He needs you to die. If you die, life will work in others. You will minister life to others by dying. Therefore, our work is to be put to death (Life-study of 2 Corinthians, p. 295).

Lord, keep me abiding in You, being conformed to Your death, that I would be ministering You as the resurrection life to those around me!

Emanna: Praying Daily

As I read through this portion tonight, it made me consider the list of people I have a burden for. This list is not a physical one, but one that has been on my heart for a while – though I need to get myself into the habit of forming a prayer journal of sorts. Most especially, I really appreciate the phrase “definite prayer”, which can be achieved by having a fixed time for prayer.

O Lord, I want to use my time wisely; that I would have a fixed time dedicated for prayer – not merely for my needs, but Lord, how about Your needs? The needs of those around me? Remind me Lord, to persevere in prayer!

~~~~~~~~~~~~Bible Verses~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 4:2 Persevere in prayer, watching in it with
thanksgiving.
1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions,
prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made on behalf of
all men.

~~~~~~~~~~~Words of Ministry~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You have to pray for those around you. Is there no one who
needs your prayers? How many colleagues do you have? How
many neighbors do you have? How many relatives and friends
do you have? Always ask the Lord to place one or two special
persons in your heart. When the Lord places a person in your
heart, He intends to save this person through you. You
should write down his name in your record book and
continually bring him to the Lord through prayer.

You need to set aside a fixed time daily for this work of
intercession. Whether it be an hour, half an hour, or a
quarter of an hour, it must be a fixed time. If there is no
fixed time for prayer, there will not be definite prayer. As
a result, there will not be any prayer at all. Hence, always
fix a time for prayers, whether it is a quarter of an hour
or half an hour. Do not be too ambitious; do not plan for
two hours and end up not being able to carry it out. It is
more practical to set aside one hour, half an hour, or a
quarter of an hour. Always fix a time to pray for those who
need your prayer. Do not relax. Do this every day. After a
while, you will see sinners saved one by one.

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Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the
Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee,
Messages for Building Up New Believers, p. 295. Both are
published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.

Scripture: Galatians 2

Tonight I was enjoying the Word of God with a sister and I was re-enlightened concerning the fact of Christ replacing the law (from 2:11 through to 2:21). I’m rather impressed with this:

For I through law have died to law that I might live to God. (2:19)

Footnote 1 on this verses explains that “the law requires us, as sinners to die, and according to that requirement Christ died for us and with us. Hence, through law we have died in Christ and with Christ”. Hallelujah! According to the law, we have to die – and we have died with Christ! How so? The following verse says:

I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live in faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. (2:20)

This verse was another re-eye-opener for me. How wonderful it is that we have died with Christ, and now live with Christ! Footnote 1 shares that “this explains how it is that through law we have died to law. When Christ was crucified, according to God’s economy we were included in Him. This is an accomplished fact.”

I was also impressed with the second footnote, where I was enlightened to see that “not I but Christ” does not mean that we no longer live, in the sense that Christ is living instead of us. Actually, Christ is joined to our life and thus we live one live and one living! This is what can be defined as the organic union between God and man, accomplished through Christ resurrection to become the life-giving Spirit to enter into us (1 Corinthians 15:45b)!

Finally, I also enjoyed that the life that we live today is “not by sight not by feeling” but by the divine life, which is lived out by faith, in particular the exercise of faith! Hence, this life which we live with Christ is according to the divine life in faith!

Lord, strengthen our faith! Praise You for replacing the law! Thank You that You loved us and gave Yourself up for us – that we would die together with You and live together with You!

Praise the Lord!

Hello : )

As a brief introduction, this blog will be dedicated to my day to day enjoyment of the Lord~

Recently I’ve been somewhat entangled with earthly occupations and as a result, my enjoyment of the Lord has been a bit unstable. But I have been encouraged by this week’s message in the Holy Word for Morning Revival (hereafter shortened to HWFMR) regarding the praise in the Psalms. Praise is actually quite a common theme in the Psalms, and I’m enjoying that in all things, we need to praise God, even to offer Him the highest and greatest praise! I want to pray-read over the outline and mull over my enjoyment of Him ♥

There’s a song which this morning’s passage links to: “I’m gonna praise God unceassingly!” www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/ns/131 ♪ And truthfully speaking, I hope that this would become everyone’s experience! During good times, even during not-so-good times, we need to praise the Lord! For instance, we have David as an example; he said “I will bless Jehovah at all times; / His praise will continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1).

Lord, grant us the utterance to praise You unceassingly! May we be those who continually praise You for Your glorification!