Saturday, December 12, 2009

DAY 115 - God's Time, Man's Troubles

Today’s Reading: Acts 26

Please read Acts 26: 1 – 32 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 26:

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” Acts 26:28

Jesus led me to think of an unusual situation. Have you tried to talk about Jesus with some non-believers before? How many sentences did you talk about Jesus before they stopped you? How about talking to dignitaries? Do you think you would have a chance to say as much as Paul did in Acts 26? Try to time yourself as to how long it takes you for you to read the whole chapter.

When King Agrippa spoke in Acts 26: 28, he was quite persuaded by Paul. You can imagine that, from a human perspective, waiting in the jail for a trial would bring many painful feelings and concerns. Having to wait for a long time can wear people out. But here Paul made use of God’s 'waiting time' to fulfill God’s purpose so that the Gospel was preached. Can you and I get hold of God’s 'waiting times' so that we also can testify to the Gospel?

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to get hold of each moment to bear witness to the Gospel, especially in the midst of troubles. 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. Barnabas Mission, Waterford, Ontario: Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Susan Zakamarko

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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