Thursday, October 29, 2009

DAY 71 - Appointment without prayers

Today’s Reading: Luke 6

(Please read Luke 6: 1 – 49 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 Luke 6:

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he alsodesignated apostles. Luke 6: 12-13

I have heard many leadership problems happened in various churches. Wrong selection, inappropriate appointments, misunderstandings and other problems lead a church to decline.

Jesus led me to see how he prayed over-night before choosing his apostles. I think we need an over-night prayer vigil before every vestry and every time we make our annual selection of leaders. But how many churches are doing this in a Jesus way? Well, may be our problem is just like what Jesus says at the end of this chapter. We know lots of Jesus ways, Jesus secrets, Jesus models but we never do it!!! How sad! On the other hand, do you know that today is day 71 of our 100 days/24 hours prayer campaign? Have you joined us to pray over-night? Please click the link below to join.

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Luke 6: 46-49

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help our churches learn you way of doing things and do it. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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