Monday, May 24, 2010

DAY 278 - Not Even 10!

Today's Reading: Genesis 18

Please read Genesis 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.)

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Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?" He answered, "For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it." Genesis 18: 32

We had a wonderful and powerful visit of our Primate, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop Yong Ping Chung and Julia Yong, Ven. H Miller and Rev. Francis Kabango the past three days. How important is a visit of God's faithful servants in the midst of our busy lives to bring us more closer to God! How important was the visit of God to Abraham as in this chapter.

But, how about the importance of a daily visit of God Himself? Two years ago the Lord led me to have similar question:

"What if there are 50% having daily devotion?"

"What if there are 45% having daily devotion?"

"What if there are 40% having daily devotion?"

"What if there are 30% having daily devotion?"

"What if there are 20% having daily devotion?"

"What if there are 10% having daily devotion?"

Oh, my finding until now is less than 10%.

When I visited several world class leaders the past two years, they said the same:

John Stott, "Yes, Silas. I think there is less than 10%."

Richard Peace, "Yes, Silas. I think is less than 10%."

John Drane, "Yes, Silas. It should be less than 10%, but I think it is less than 5%!"

I wrote a love letter to all the 16 churches of ACiC/AI churches yesterday (Sunday of Pentecost) asking all people to fill up a simple questionaire. I think the result is the same. Even worst, I think many would not even fill them out! We had only less than 50% of our brothers and sisters at our church, Richmond Emmanuel Church filled up the questionaire!

Many people think that it is not a big deal. I go to so many classes learning so many thing about Bible, Theology... I have been doing so many ministries in my church and other churches... I so and so... So what! If you do not have a daily intimate relationship with Jesus, then...

Maybe we are close to the situation of Sodom and Gomorrah! Less than 10!

What can you do to turn things over? Yes, you have a place to turn everything over with the strengthening, empowering and anointing of the Holy Spirit. What can you do? What should you do?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help us to turn the "10" around! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Michelle is going to start her second chemo today. Please pray that she will have a good reaction to the chemo and that she can go to Ignatius' graduation this Wednesday and not get sick because of too many people, too many germs.

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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 AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Thaddeus Rockwell (Thad) Barnum

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

Jericho Road Church, Port Alberni

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. John Cox

Assistant Pastor: Rev. Brad Frey

Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Dave Dejong

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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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