Sunday, July 25, 2010

DAY 340 - How Do You Prepare Yourself to Meet God?







Today's Reading: Exodus 30


Please read Exodus 30 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 - Here I Am to Worship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiy3_KRKNaQ&feature=fvw



Please click the links below to Exodus 30:


Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 30&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 30&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 30&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 30&version=MSG


Put the altar in front of the curtain that is before the ark of the Testimony - before the atonement cover that is over the Testimony - where I will meet with you. Exodus 30: 6




What I heard from Jesus today is a challenging question to all of us :


How do you prepare yourself to meet God?


For many Christians, there may be no need to have any kind of preparation. On the contrary, for some Christians Saturday nights is the only day in a week that they will sleep late, go to church as late as possible and as tired as possible! Lots of Christians do not have a short quiet moment before they have their daily devotion because having a daily devotion seems a "big deal" for them


But in Moses' time, the preparations to meet God was so serious. And, people would die if they did not do accordingly. Aaron's two elder sons, Nadab and Abihu died because they ignored God's instruction! (Numbers 3: 4)


Maybe this is the time for you to do the first thing first - sleep earlier on Saturday night and prepare more to meet God daily!


Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to prepare myself more seriously to meet you daily and enjoy the time to be with you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


Please click this link to worship with us - As The Deer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZv3jzOTE70&feature=related



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. John Engle Miller, III (Joyce)


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


Richmond Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rt. Rev.SilasNg (Michelle)

Evangelist: Pastor Marcus Ho (Aden)

Teaching Pastor: Pastor Eliza Poon (Harry)

English/Children: Mr. Jim Kelly (Margaret)

Music Ministry: Miss Emily Yeung


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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