Friday, October 16, 2009

DAY 58 - To be transfigured by the light of Christ

Today’s Reading: Mark 9

(Please read Mark 9: 1 – 50 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to Mark 9:

There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. Mark 9: 2-3

Quite a number of people asked me these few weeks somewhat like this, “Silas, you look so bright and spirit-filled. I have been worrying about you in this first month of being a bishop. Any secret?” It is such a confirmation of the fruits of our 100 days/24 hours prayer and the spending of more time in my daily devotion.

Jesus leads me to think of the devastating reality that only 10% Christian are having daily devotion and even if we have one, it might be like a study, a routine discipline and a time to get more information. Daily devotion needs to be relationship rather than knowledge, enjoyment rather than a routine discipline and transformation rather than information.

What I have got today from the Lord is that what happened in Mark 9, Matthew 17 or Luke 9 was not a single incident of Jesus transfiguration but a daily experience of Jesus. It was a vivid demonstration to His three apostles about the secret of His intimate time with the Father and the two prophets, Moses and Elijah, representing the law and the prophets. I think of the movie Night at the Museum, everything and everyone become real! If we read the Bible and it is only past tense, then what is the difference from reading a book whose author died long time ago? The Word of God is a living Word! Jesus can talk to you, laugh with you, cry for you and embrace you daily!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to enter into the light through my daily devotion as you entered daily to be transformed, speak to and loved by our Heavenly Father. And that I won’t be deformed into darkness, depression and hopelessness but to be transfigured by the light of you . In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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