Today’s Reading: Acts 25
Please read Acts 25: 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 25:
The chief priests and Jewish leaders urgently requested Festus, as a favor to them , to have Paul transferred to Jerusalem, for they were preparing an ambush to kill him along the way. Acts 25:3
Have you ever fallen into an ambush planned by people around you to bring you down? If you have, then you know what I mean. If you have not, then you need to know that some day it may happen.
In the midst of an ambush planned by high ranking religious leaders with the new Roman governor Festus wishing to do those leaders a favor, Paul was being protected in a very special way. There was no angel that appeared nor any 'good' people named in the whole chapter. Instead this chapter emphasizes the names and faces of people who were not on Paul’s side. Yet God gave Paul to have another chance to be in contact with a rare group of dignities, “high ranking officers, and the leading men of the city”(Acts 25: 23).
Why are we so easily discouraged or even afraid when facing with an attack from forces of evil. Even in the situation of facing of an ambush, we can get through if we are with Jesus. But the question is: are we with Jesus when those times come?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Open my eyes to see you and open my heart so that I can be with you daily. In the time of distress or even when facing an ambush, may I will have the peace to trust in you, and may your will be done. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Prayer items today:
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
St. Jude Apostolic Anglican Church, Indian Head, SK: Rector: Rev. Tom Needham
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)