Monday, January 11, 2010

DAY 145 - Don't be ignorant about spiritual gifts

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 12

Please read 1 Corinthians 12: 1 – 31 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 12:

Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. 1 Corinthians 12: 1

Jesus leads me to feel His sadness regarding how we mess up His Body! We mess up His Body because we are ignorant about spiritual gifts. It is either that we don’t understand those gifts or that we want to single out our gifts just like the church in Corinth did.

Lots of times I feel the fear and rejection of those who do not acknowledge that those gifts are real like the gift of wisdom, gift of knowledge, gift of faith, gift of healing, gift of miraculous powers, gift of prophecy, gift of discernment, gift of tongues and gift of interpretation of tongues.

Other times I feel the pride of those who have various gifts treating other people like second class Christians.

Jesus shows me how Paul understands His heart by saying,

But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 1 Corinthians 12: 24-15

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to understand the spiritual gifts and know how to use them to build up your body. 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
Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbour
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Jen Morgan
Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Carolyn Spence

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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