Monday, March 15, 2010

DAY 208 - No Need to Burn Out

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Today’s Reading: Hebrews 4

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christians to have daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus. There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.

2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters)to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day.

I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.

3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a disciple. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online disciple to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

Please read Hebrews 4 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 Hebrews 4:





Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4: 11-12

Rest, rest, rest, rest, rest.....the word "rest" appears ten times in this chapter. This is such a "restful" chapter!

Today, a very good friend of me write me an e-mail and at the end he wrote, "Please don't burn out!!!" I replied to him,"You know that for those people who burn out, they do not know how to avoid burn out and do not know how not to burn out. But, there is a way and the only way. This is the title of today's blot "No Need to Burn Out". I think the Devil really want you and me and everybody to burn out. Unless we know the way, we would be heading to the path of burn out!"

When I checked the dictionary "burn out" means "stop burning because there is no more fuel. Exhaust oneself or ruin one's health, especially by working too hard." Where do we get the fuel so that we will be relaxed and restful daily?

Here is the way in Hebrews 4 for us to get out of the path of "Burn Out" and to be in the path of Sabbath-rest, an Emmanuel Path if you are willing to enter. More clearly, a Daily Emmanuel Path! A Daily Path to walk with Jesus that you can REST!

1. Rest: Physical and spiritual rest.
2. Bible: Daily devotion, a restful and intimate time with God through the Bible for the word of God is living and active... Hebrews 4: 12
3. The Throne: We need to approach the throne of grace with confidence daily. I have a time to kneel before His Throne in my living room daily after reading my daily passage to draw near to Jesus to receive mercy and His help for my need.

There is no need to burn out! Rest, daily devotion and come to Jesus daily!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to draw near to you daily so that I will never burn out. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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