Sunday 27 August 2017

A pilgrim’s journey of hope

Day 21 (27 Aug 2017, Sunday)

Psalm 42:11
“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

David was an intelligent musician and lyricist.  If he had gone for the Grammy Awards, he would have grabbed more trophies than Micheal Jackson.  David used the same words for his songs in Psalm 43:5. I would like to propose a theme for his song, “A human cry of hope for his soul.”

Sometimes, my spirit would speak certain things that I should do immediately.  At the tender age of my spirituality, I was not aware of those things.  But now, grown into maturity, I can understand my spirit as well as God’s.  I can easily differentiate my inner longing for His hope.  My desire for this season is to let every individual be touched by expounding on the three stages of a pilgrim’s journey for hope.

Firstly, the purgative way, where we begin our hope in God.  We trust God because He is who He is - no further explanation is needed.  Secondly, the illuminate way, where we experience God as our hope and light and darkness have no place in our lives.  Thirdly, the unitive way, where our hope in God grows because we love Him.  This love helps us to have a union with God.  Moreover, it creates an unshakeable hope in God.  It is like crossing the Red Sea without fear.  How do we measure our hope?  Do we experience it in God similarly like David?

Pray for 8 Mountains of Influence :  Law and Judiciary

Pray for a full restoration of the principles of “the rule of law” and “separation of powers” in our legal system, so that liberty and justice can be the nation’s guiding principles once again.

Pray that all judges in the Judiciary will uphold the rule of law and dispense true justice, showing mercy and compassion to everyone without fear or favour, and to be mindful that they are accountable to the Righteous Judge.  Pray for the Malaysian Bar to play its role in upholding the cause of justice.

The Attorney General, being the legal advisor to the Executive branch of government, has discretionary power to institute, conduct or discontinue any proceedings for an offence.
Pray that he will carry out his duties faithfully and conscientiously in the fear of God with honor and integrity.

Necf Malaysia

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