Thursday, January 21, 2010

DAY 155 - Open Wide Your Hearts

Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 6

Please read 2 Corinthians 6: 1 – 18 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 2 Corinthians 6:


We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange - I speak as to my children – open wide your hearts also.
2 Corinthians 6: 11 - 13

Paul states so clearly that the real problem in the church of Corinthians were his fellow workers there. For the past 2,000 years of church history, churches never shrink because of persecution outside but churches shrink and some died because there are internal divisions. Paul uses words like “stumbling block” and “discredited” to give his fellow workers some hints that they should not fall into those traps.

Paul was also being accused of withholding his affection to his fellow workers, but Paul said it is not him but they who were withholding. How sad it is that Christian leaders accuse other fellow workers of being stumbling block, discrediting them and throwing them into lots of hardships as described in vv.5 to 10.

I have been trying all my best to open wide my heart, but I can’t force people to open their hearts to me. I pray that we can learn from Paul’s teaching that we can open wide our hearts to the Lord and to each others.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to open my heart fully to you and to others that your Name may be glorified. 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. Timothy’s, North Vancouver
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ken Bell

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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