Friday, January 8, 2010

DAY 142 - Strict Olympic Training

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 9

Please read 1 Corinthians 9: 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 1 Corinthians 9:

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. 1 Corinthians 9: 24-25

Paul states here the reason why Christians in Corinth had so many sins and problems. It is so simple, and yet that is so crucial: they were runners without strict Olympic training.

Jesus told me why I have so many problems since I became a Christian and why others have similar problems: We are runners but do not want to participate in the strict training to become a good athlete; We are soldiers and warriors but do not want to participate in the strict training to become a good soldier. The result will be very simple too: to be disqualified!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for choosing me to be a runner and a soldier. Help me to fully participate into the strict Olympic training you prepare for me so that I can run a good race for you. 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
Church of Our Lord, Comox
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. David Bowler
Priest: Rev. David Hollebone

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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