Saturday, December 19, 2009

DAY 122 - Access Granted

Today’s Reading: Romans 5

Please read Romans 5: 1 – 21 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 Romans 5:

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:1-2

If you have experienced the pain of entering a wrong access code in the computer, then you know what I mean. You tried all kind of numbers and you still got: Access denied, access denied…How did you feel!

What I received today from Jesus is this picture. How many times in life that we want to get “Access granted” but for various reasons it is still like hitting a wall. I see three steps here:
Jesus – Access – Grace

Wow! Through Jesus we have “Access granted” and then everything opens up. We are no more slaves of hopelessness and disappointments. Instead “we have gained access by faith into His grace” so that we know how to rejoice: to rejoice in the hope of the glory of God and not in our own glory, to rejoice in sufferings and not disappointed by sufferings. Most of all, we rejoice in God as we have received reconciliation!

Wow! I have a new way of facing with sufferings, for Jesus told me today, “Do you see my good will in building up your character so that you can be more hopeful, peaceful, faithful and joyful at all times?

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for giving me all those sufferings and challenges to build up my character that I can glorify your mighty Name. Help me to experience the joy in receiving “Access granted”. 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
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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