Friday, July 30, 2010

DAY 345 - Are You Willing?

Today's Reading: Exodus 35

Please read Exodus 35 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 Exodus 35:

Chinese: 35&version=CUV

NIV: 35&version=NIV

ESV: 35&version=ESV

Message: 35&version=MSG

All the Israelite men and women who were willing brought to the Lord freewill offerings for all the work the Lord through Moses had commanded them to do.

Exodus 35: 29

I smiled and sighed as I heard what Jesus told me after a 16 hour meditation on this chapter(in the morning and now at night of 1:21a.m.). Three things God required the "willingness" of Israelites to do after they got a second chance to listen and obey His law. All three things are those "mission impossible" that many christians would be "unwilling" to do:

1. Rest : both worship God on Sunday and personal rest.

2. Offerings: Willingness to offer what they got for the materials and need of the Tabernacle.

3. Using their gifts: Willingness to use their spiritual gifts, natural gifts and acquired gifts to teach and serve God to build the Tabernacle.

I think it's never easy for you to be "willing" to "rest", "offer" and "use your gifts" unless you have a personal intimate relationship with Jesus! Not willing to do those three things means you have a big problem in the relationship with Him! Please pray to our Lord Jesus Christ that you can be able to joyfully to rest, offer what you have and use your gifts to love Him!

Tithing of Christians should go to their own churches and then they can make offerings to support other ministries in their churches or outside their churches. I have been asked by quite some people whether I need them to make a significance offering to the Bishop's Fund. The answer is "yes", for I need money to support the church planting, clergy and leaders training and development and other important ministries. If you are moved today to make an offering, you are welcome to mail a check to either our ACiC office or Richmond Emmanuel Church payable to either "ACiC" or "Richmond Emmanuel Church" designated to "Bishop's Fund".

Anglican Coalition in Canada

PO Box 71038

3552 West 41st Avenue

Vancouver, B.C.

Canada V6N 4J9

Richmond Emmanuel Church

7451 Elmbridge Way

Richmond, B.C.

Canada V6X 1B8

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me not just to talk and teach others but be willing to rest, offer and use my gifts to love you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Michelle is getting better and better each day. Please pray that she will receive a good report this coming Monday.

My son, Ignatius, completed his three weeks mission in Ethiopia yesterday.We are so joyful to welcome him home and know that he experienced God mightily in that three weeks. His one word of experience is "JOY"! Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing:

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

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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), 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. Thomas William (TJ) Johnston, Jr. (Rees)

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

Victoria Church Plant, the Table

Church Planter: Rev. Josh Wilton (Katie)

Church Planter: Rev. Andy Withrow (Katie)

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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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