Sunday, December 6, 2009

DAY 109 - To Destroy or to Build

Today’s Reading: Acts 20

Please read Acts 20: 1 – 38 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 18:

I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20: 29-32

What I received from Jesus today is a wonderful encouragement! For so many years I have been dragged into lots of discouragements whenever some people arise to distort the truth in order to draw other people to their side and destroy the church. It is not so painful when those group of people are from outside, but it is very painful when they are “from our own”! Jesus reminds me that one of the many names of Satan is “destroyer”, and the main job of Satan is to destroy! What can I expect!

So what I need to do is not to be disturbed by those involved in destructive activities. Instead I need to focus on building up disciples of Christ, like what Paul did to the leaders of Ephesus. He spent three years teaching them, and being with them day and night to build up the relationship and trust. How blessed and moving it was to see the intimate relationship with those leaders Paul trained. I pray that I can have such a group of leaders with God’s grace!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to focus on you when I am faced with the destruction work of the Destroyer. Open my life that I can sacrifice my all to build up leaders to extend your Kingdom. 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

The Light of Christ Church, Nanaimo: Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kathy King

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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