Thursday, December 10, 2009

DAY 113 - When God says 'wait'

Today’s Reading: Acts 24

Please read Acts 24: 1 – 27 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 24:

When two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, but because Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews, he left Paul in prison. Acts 24:27

When God says 'wait', then we wait. There must be a reason for God to make us wait. Paul was being put into the prison at Caesarea because Governor Felix wanted to grant a favor to the Jews. What was God’s purpose to make Paul wait for two years? Nobody can fully understand but at least what it says in Acts 9:15 what happened during Paul's two years of waiting:

But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel” Acts 9: 15

According to Acts 24: 24-26, Felix and his wife Drusilla listened to Paul about faith in Christ Jesus for two years, and yet they rejected the message. Only Paul knew why he had to wait for those two years. When God wants you to wait, do you have faith not to ask why, but just wait for God’s time to be doing God’s work?

I just went with Rev. Edmund Ho(Rector of Toronto Emmanuel Church)to pray for our friends Pastor Jonathan Li and his wife Mary. Mary is going to have a six to ten hours surgery this Friday to remove a 8cm tumor from her brain. Jonathan said if the operation goes well, then Mary has to wait for three months to recover. Let’s pray for Mary and Jonathan, for their daughters Anna and Esther. Let’s cover them with our love and prayers so that the waiting will be a fruitful one.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Prepare my heart to have a total trust in you so that when you say 'wait', I wait for you. 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
Church of Redemption, Calgary: Rector: Rev. Ikechukwu Chukuka

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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