Monday, May 10, 2010

DAY 264 - How Can You Master A Crouching Tiger?

Today’s Reading: Genesis 4

Please read Genesis 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.)

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The the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you , but you must master it." Genesis 4: 6-7

What I heard from Jesus today was shocking, "How can you master a crouching tiger? Do you think you have the power to master it? Its name is Satan, the Deceiver, the King of Anger, the Separator, the Liar, the Destroyer.

If I were Cain that day, then I would ask for God's help rather than ignoring God's warning. Cain thought that he could handle it, so he let anger to "rule over" himself, attacking and killing his own brother! All these happened because he thought that he was not accepted! The cause was so simple and should have been such a big deal but the consequence was so severe with a total destruction!

Do you think you can master a crouching tiger? Do you know sin is crouching at your door too?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Open my eye to see this crouching tiger and help me to understanding that I can not master it; only you can. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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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

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The Rt. Rev. Terrell Lyles Glenn, Jr.

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

Victoria Church Plant, the Table

Church Planter: Rev. Josh Wilton

Church Planter: Rev. Andy Withrow

Face book version:

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 discipler. 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 discipler to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

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  1. Thanks, +Silas, for the link to 'Only the Blood of Jesus' video. Robert Lowry, a professor of literature, an ordained minister and a poet, wrote this song in 1864, as well as over 500 songs, including 'Shall We gather at the River?', a song often used in Cowboy Western films. He also wrote the music to 'All the Way My Saviour Leads Me' and 'I need Thee Every Hour'.

    Robert Lowry also wrote 'Up from the Grave He Rose', a song that my Grandpa Vic Hird sang to me at Easter as he was recovering from his many years of atheism:

    Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
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    Up from the grave He arose,
    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
    He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
    And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
    He arose! He arose!
    Hallelujah! Christ arose!

    Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior;
    Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!


    Death cannot keep its Prey, Jesus my Savior;
    He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord! Feel free to check out an interesting version of 'Up from the Grave He Arose' sung by a Choir in both English and Chinese.

  2. Thanks Ed for the wonderful information of Robert Lowry!


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