Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DAY 217 - The Mud of Money, Sex and Power

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Today’s Reading: Hebrews 13

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 13 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 13:

Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! Hebrews 13: 1-2
In his Hebrews for Everyone, Bishop N.T. Wright clearly gives a summary of Hebrews 13:
Yet here, in the closing chapter on one of the great documents of early Christianity, we find sex, power, money, suffering and Jesus. What's more, he's the one who makes sense of all the rest. He is the same 'yesterday, today and for ever'. The writer wants us to realize that , if your faith is firmly rooted in him, none of the forces that blow people off track and into the newspapers need harm you...The whole letter has been about the way in which God guided and led his people from the early days of the old covenant through to its fulfilment in Jesus, and how he leads his people from the early days of the new covenant, in which his readers were living, through to their own fulfilment in the 'city which is to come'.

To keep on loving each other as brothers is seemingly not difficult to do and yet it is so difficult to do. How many Christians nowadays like to pick up the cheque to pay for a meal or even to prepare a bed for friends to stay? How many Christians have the time, courage and connection to visit those in prison? How many Christians use time and money to help the mistreated like sponsoring a child through World Vision or going for a mission trip in a poor country?

How many Christians are in the mud of sex, money and power? How many Christians can push through all kinds of challenges, pressure and sufferings to focus on Jesus so that they can remember their leaders in prayers and obey their leaders and submit to their authority?

We are invited by our Lord Jesus Christ to be equipped by Him that we can be able to do His will. Are you ready? Please give your personal reply to Jesus now!

Dear Lord Jesus,

I am willing to be equipped by you that I can be able to do your will. Help me Lord! Come Holy Spirit come! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Prayer items today:


Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird, Rev. Simon Neill

Bishop’s Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird

Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

St. Jude Apostolic Anglican Church, Indian Head, SK

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Tom Needham

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