Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DAY 286 - Why Are You Still Afraid?

Today's Reading: Genesis 26

Please read Genesis 26 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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Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis 26&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis 26&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis 26&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis 26&version=MSG

That night the Lord appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham." Genesis 26:24

Fear, frightened, hopeless, purposeless...how many more words I can find to describe our state of mind when we face those conditions which we cannot control.

Jesus reviewed to me quite a number of possibilities that we may step into the trap of "fear":

1. Following our father's weakness - It seems that Isaac was better than his father Abram for when a similar famine came, he could listen and obey and stay but his father went down to Egypt without listening at all. Isaac didn't step into the first trap but could not avoid the second one. The same condition happened and he told others that Rebecca was her sister just like what Abram did.

2. Discouraged by continuous failure - How discouraging it was when every time Isaac dug a well, he lost it to the herdsmen of Gerar. Lots of time when bad things happen again and again, we might not be able to think of God's promise to bless us but to ask, "Why? Why? Why me!"

3. Even with God's continuous blessings and confirmation, we are still afraid - See how many times God showed up and confirmed His promise and blessings. But, when bad times come, our memory seems to be erased! How sad! How little faith!

God says, "Do not be afraid for I am with you and I will bless you!" Without our daily intimate time with Jesus, how can we live daily in this relational promise?!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for your daily presence so that I will not be afraid anymore. Help me to help more people to enter into this daily intimate relationship with you. 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. Charles Hurt (Chuck) Murphy, III

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

All Saints Community Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

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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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