Wednesday, December 2, 2009

DAY 105 - What's the big deal?

Today’s Reading: Acts 16

(Please read Acts 16: 1 – 40 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 Acts 16:


Paul circumcised Timothy because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. Acts 16: 3- 5

There are lots of time when we waste our energy and time on things that we do not need to insist on. Many times we make small things a big deal. That is so sad!

Paul showed us a good example of when not to insist on doing something. It is ironic to read this after a whole chapter of how Paul and Barnabas had a sharp dispute and debate with Christians at Jerusalem. After Peter and the Council of Jerusalem let go of the need of circumcision for gentiles, Paul had Timothy circumcised. If you were Paul, do you have the wisdom and discernment to do that?

What I received from Jesus today is that we need to pray for this kind of gift of wisdom and discernment so that we are willing to let go of what we insist on but not to let go of what Jesus insists on. Our aim is that Christians may be “strengthened in the faith and grow daily in number.”(Acts 16: 5)

Dear Lord Jesus, Open my eyes to see what you want me to see and not to insist on my own will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Prayer items today:


Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

Bradford Church Plant, Ontario: Pastor: Donna Purkis

We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)

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