Saturday, June 12, 2010

DAY 297 - Our Father Weeps!

Today's Reading: Genesis 37

Please read Genesis 37 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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Please click the links below to Genesis 37:

Chinese: 37&version=CUV

NIV: 37&version=NIV

ESV: 37&version=ESV

Message: 37&version=MSG

All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said, "in mourning will I go down to the grave to my son." So his father wept for him. Genesis 37: 35

I feel so strongly that our Heavenly Father weeps! He weeps when He sees his sons and daughters acted just like in Jacob's time - hating each other, being jealous of others' success, plotting to kill, throwing away those with whom they once worked together and trusted each other to a kind of cistern, stripping them naked in any possible way! Oh, I feel the sadness in our Heavenly Father's heart and He weeps!

If you see those things happen, can you pray for those bitter souls? Can you help at least start with yourself to appreciate, to listen, to support, to love, to build and to transform by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can see the smile of our Heavenly Father? Why step in the trap of Satan the Deceiver whose purpose is to dismantle, divide, destroy and to conquer?

Joseph was young and sweet. Yes, he might have pride but that should not be the reason for his brothers to kill him! He has the gift of prophecy through dreams, being a 'funny young guy' full of transparency. Jesus says, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." John Stott explains the meaning of "pure in heart" as "a quality to be transparent before God and his people". I have seen quite a number of God's faithful servants receiving similar mistreatment from other Christian leaders. I am somewhat like Joseph having a gift of prophecy, being a dreamer and very transparent. Please do not kill me!

Dear Holy Spirit,

Come and fill us with your love. Pour down your fresh anointing that we can be an instrument of peace and joy. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

MIchelle is having a fever of 38.1 degree today. Not good! She added in addition to the two antibiotic two more very strong one and needs to go to the hospital everyday until her situation settled. She is very weak, very tired and does not want to eat. Please pray!

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Prayer items today:


Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice),

Rev. Simon Neill (Jo)

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Alexander Maury (Sandy) Greene (Gigi)

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Church of Redemption, Calgary

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ikechukwu Chukuka (Wife, Courtney)

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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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