Friday, July 16, 2010

DAY 331 - Laws, rules and regulations? Oh NO!





Today's Reading: Exodus 21


Please read Exodus 21 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 this link to worship with us - Hosanna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXCoHxX1OC8&feature=related


Please click the links below to Exodus 21:


Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 21&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 21&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 21&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 21&version=MSG


"These are the laws you are to set before them: ..." Exodus 21:1


Who needs these complicated laws? Who needs rules and regulations?


I remember five years ago when I was attending the annual AMiA Winter Conference, I met a US Marine Captan who happened to be having his holiday in that hotel. There were just the two of us in the jacuzzi, and we chatted. I asked him, "Is it true that the Staff Sergeant trained those new soldiers using all kinds of rude and crazy methods as described in the movies?" He said, "yes". And I asked, "Why?" He said, "We want to push every new soldier to their limits, crush their self and ego and push them to the bottom so that they can raise them up as a total obedient soldier."


God used those complicated laws not to control people but to protect, love and free people. After all if God say YES and we say NO, then what kind of God is He?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me learn, practice and enjoy your laws, rules and regulations. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


Please click this link to worship with us - We Fall Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34yPZiD8OMs


God's time and blessings are always beyond imagination. Michelle was so good and healthy two days ago in our 25th Wedding Anniversary. She enjoyed every moment and ate everything our beloved brothers and sisters prepared. But then she got fever just the same as the last two time - exactly 10 days after the chemo! She lost most of her appetite and was very weak the past two days! Praise God, for July 13, 2010 was only the 9th day!



My son, Ignatius, is in Ethiopia for a three weeks mission. He has been accepted by Regent College to start his Master of Divinity degree program this coming September. Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing: http://21ethiopiandays.wordpress.com/

To encourage you to click his blog, here are the first few lines of his sharing yesterday in his blog. That is so awesome!



HELLO HOLY SPIRIT!

July 13, 2010, 3:42 am
Filed under: General

It’s such a joy to witness the awesome power of the Holy Spirit moving among the Christians here. As we were worshiping at Dukum MKC church, there was so much singing, shouting, dancing, and a glorious exaltation of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is working so powerfully among the people here and no one holds back in worship.

Free. Full-hearted. Open. Jubilant.

That is worship.

Although I did not understand a word they say (with the exception of J├ęsus), I was worshiping in spirit and in truth. Can you imagine a church made of mud and steel plating, and yet it is FILLED with passionate worshipers who want only to praise God with their whole heart, body, mind, and soul? WOW!

Yesterday we went to visit 2 homes. At the first house we visited a girl and her sister, cousin, and mom...


Please click this new link to watch Athanasius' violin recital(June 7, 2010) with me playing the piano:

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBxm_gFosQOY&h=7ba22




Prayer items today:



For ACiC/AI


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), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)


Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. John Engle Miller, III (Joyce)

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 (Wife, Rosemary)

Face book version: http://www.facebook.com/silastyng?ref=profile



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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