Sunday, July 18, 2010

DAY 333 - Rest And Refreshed


Today's Reading: Exodus 23


Please read Exodus 22 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 - Breathe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oad8ov10AjY&feature=related


Please click the links below to Exodus 23:


Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 23&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 23&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 23&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 23&version=MSG


Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed. Exodus 23:12


I got a text message just a few minutes ago at 12:45a.m. and this is my answer:

I need to write my blog so I am still up but you don't have to stay that late and you need to go to sleep.


Well, we like to work and work and work but God commanded us to rest. Even the land needs rest after six years and God commanded them to let the land lie unplowed and usused. According to quite a number of commentaries, they didn't listen and Israelites suffered a lot because of that.


Many Christians and leaders suffer a lot because we work and work and work and have no rest or not enough rest. Next time I have my holiday, I really can't check my e-mails or work for I really need some real "unplowed" and "unused" doing nothing but just resting time with Michelle!


How about you? Have you been working too hard lately? How are the words of our Lord giving challenges to you so that you have a renewed way to listen to Him to rest in His own way?





Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to get away from the lifestyle of a workaholic and know how to have rest according to your laws. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


Please click this link to worship with us - Holy Spirit Rain Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-SI_HRWooA&feature=related


I thought Michelle's white cell reading should be 1.0 today but it didn't happen and it was the same as yesterday 0.6. And, she had to have one bag of blood transfusion and then another bag tomorrow. Let's pray that in two weeks time she can be over 4.0 again and can go back to church and everywhere!



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 a few days ago in his blog and some pictures. 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. Thaddeus Rockwell (Thad) Barnum (Erilynne)


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


Toronto Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Edmund Ho (Cecilia)


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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