Friday, January 15, 2010

DAY 149 - Please refresh our spirits

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 16

Please read 1 Corinthians 16: 1 – 24 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 16:

I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition. 1 Corinthians 16: 17-18

Jesus shows me how important it is for us as His disciples to refresh one another's spirit. In Paul's case, he was giving recognition to Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus, for they supplied what was lacking for the Christians in Corinth.

My heart is so heavy to feel how sad Paul was when he wrote this letter to the church in Corinthians to solve their problems. He had to warn and teach them as an apostle, but had to do it in a loving way so people would keep on being reminded to love, to be strong and to be able to refresh other people. My heart is so heavy now to see that there is no difference 2,000 years later. The Deceiver still tries all his best to steal all those things away from us, and leave a “killing field” for Christians to suffer if we are not careful to avoid stepping into the trap.

May we pray for each other daily that we can refresh one another's spirits and not vice versa!

Dear Lord Jesus,

I give thanks for all those reminders that we need to do everything in love and to refresh others. Help me to be a channel to love and to refresh. 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)


  1. Dear Pastor Silas, Yes, I want to encourage you and all of us to stand firm in the faith! for God said He would give streams in the desert! and we can drink from His well daily and take abundant nourishment! This is Jesus food that he has called us to feed on. We praise God for His Word...the Living word and I thank you for your labour of love for us in doing this daily devotion. Love, in Christ, Pat

  2. Dear Pat,
    You have refreshed my spirit indeed. Thanks!


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