Thursday, August 19, 2010

DAY 365 - To Separate from Uncleanness

Today's Reading: Leviticus 15

Please read Leviticus 14 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 - Create Me A Clean Heart

Please click the links below to Leviticus 15:

Chinese: 15&version=CUV

NIV: 15&version=NIV

ESV: 15&version=ESV

Message: 15&version=MSG

"You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them." Leviticus 15: 31

This chapter may be one of the many chapters that some Christians do not want to read for that does not concern with them and is not comfortable to read. What I received today is how detailed it was for God to tell His people what was clean and unclean and how much God cared and loved His people. We do not need those regulations for we have good medical knowledge and good doctors and hospitals. But they did not have those things four thousand years ago! But actually nowadays many Christians do not know what is clean and unclean according to God's standard. We need the Holy Spirit to tell us so that we can be separated from uncleanness!

I was so joyful to know that a father and his daughter have been using my blog as their daily devotion two weeks ago. The question the father asked me is he could not explain to her daughter why I chose those chapters talking about how to build the tabernacle. No! One of the purposes of this blog is to help Christians to finish reading the whole Bible in 1,189 days for there are 1,189 chapters in the Bible.

Today is an important and meaningful day for this is DAY 365! Which means I have been faithfully writing this blog for a whole year! There are over 50,000 views of this blog the past 365 days!

Tomorrow is the 1st Anniversary of this blog and I would like to invite all of you who have been reading my blog to write a short thanksgiving sharing of how this blog helps you to have a better daily devotion and leads you more closer to Jesus. Statistically speaking there will be only less than 10% or just 1% of you will do so but I pray that there will be more. Out of the ten men who had leprosy only one came back to thank Jesus. And, you can't wait for tomorrow for there won't be a "tomorrow" if you do not write it now. So, please start writing at the end of this blog in the comment slot. I think we will all be encouraged by your sharing! Please do so now and not later!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help us to know what is clean and unclean that we can be able to separate from uncleanness. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

We are home after our five days of holidays to Seattle and Portland! It was such a joy that we saw our godson Moses and his grandparent Mr. and Mrs. Chu when we went to a Hong Kong style restaurant for a Chinese dinner tonight. See how joyful we were!

My son, Ignatius, completed his three weeks mission in Ethiopia a few days ago.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:

Please click this link to worship with us - I Give You My Heart

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. Philip Hill Jones (Claudia)

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

Toronto Emmanuel Church

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

Face book version:

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!

  • New Link for the 4th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign(June 17 to September 24, 2010)!!
  • Our 3rd phase of 100 days of prayers (March 9 to June 16, 2010).
  • Our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayers (November 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)
  • Our 1st phase of 100 days of prayers

    1. This blog helps me by bringing to mind the people I need to pray for daily and by encouraging me to have a daily prayer time. Thank you Silas.

    2. Thanks Silas. It is so good to me as I have daily devotion now as well as to have new points of view to study God's meaningful loves. It helps me to love God more daily too. Betty

    3. Thank-you Silas. Your blog is part of my daily devotional time.
      One of your Jericho Road, Port Alberni, followers

    4. Thank you Silas for being such a faithful servant of God leading us to use this blog as a tool for establishing a daily intimate relationship with God. Happy anniversary! I have been following the blog for 365 days too. Some days I enjoyed the message so much that I need to savor it by reading it a couple times a day! God is GOOD, ALL the time. Emmanuel.

    5. Praise God for the 365th Day Anniversary of this Prayer Blog. We have seen many miracles during this time. It has really helped me be more disciplined in my daily quiet time with God, and to encourage my congregation in this discipline.

    6. Thanks for your encouragements Betty, Lucy, Ed and two followers! I hope to have more sharing and testimony! Please, you can do it!

    7. Thank you Silas and praise God for this devotional blog! You have set a wonderful example for all of us who are following Christ by having a intimate relationship with Him.

    8. Silas: Glad and surprise seeing Moses and my parents' faces showing up at your blog. Although I visit this site few times a week, the messages and sharing here do give me strength and a moment of devotion. Thanks for setting up this platform, and Happy Anniversary. Praise the Lord! Vincent

    9. I would like to share something that happened to me while reading your blog, Bishop Silas. I mainly read the entries from a blog reader instead of directly from your web site. One particularly difficult day recently, instead of loading that day's blog entry, the blog reader program "accidentally" pulled an older entry from several months before. That entry was exactly what I needed to hear that day to deal with the difficulties. God is truly good and I thank him for your blog.
      Blessings - Mary

    10. Yes! Praise God and thank you Silas for refocusing my time with Jesus and His Word everyday! and for His healing touch! I especially love the Worship time and knowing there are others joining in all over the World. I am so encouraged, having witnessed your walk in the midst of the storm....Your loving kindness with Michelle and your boys....a wonderful example to all of us and we are so blessed.
      Taking time to be with the Lord and hearing what he says to me and then through you....very Special!

    11. Dear Silas:

      I think your estimated "<1% is a statistics that applies only to unsolicited mass mailers. The closer estimate should be similar to the number of your congregation that attends weekly prayer meetings in your church! 10%?

      We moved to Shanghai in 2004 and this morning, movers will come to our home here to ship our things back to HK. We came with our daughter Vina 6 years ago and we will now go back with our little Lulu! Vina is 21 and decided to work in Shanghai. Lulu will attend school at the St Margaret Church kindergarten. We hope she will grow up in a school with christian faith.

      I have been starting my days with your blog since coming to learn of it a few months ago when many of our classmates learned of Michelle's medical issue and joined in for prayers for her recovery. It is heart warming to know that we are joined by many in our daily devotion and yet have the privacy with the Lord in our own room. It is almost similar to working out in a gym versus running on a tread-mill at home, something that never works after the first 2 weeks! The daily moments with God alone help me "reset" after the challenges of the previous day.

      I have shared this resources with a number of friends and I do not know if they have caught on to it. But this is certainly a great tool for those of us who live in China. Perhaps some time soon, we can start a blogger in Chinese to help believers here. Thank you for the inspiration.

      My relationship with the Lord becomes closer when I am tuned in on a daily basis, very similar to the going-to-gym experience. I used to do it with the printed bible alone and as usual, there were periods when I deserted the routine just like the treadmill! But nowadays, people could not live without going online daily. Your online blog serves very well. Of course, it is afterall the "message" and the "fellowship" that will sustain.

      Thank you Silas.

    12. Thank you from Prince Rupert. I have just started reading your blog. I am going to keep following it. It is very instructive.

    13. Thanks God a lot for having his servant, Silus prepare this blog for us! I started from Leviticus1 around 2 weeks ago. It's already be my daily "MUST" in my life. Hope more people keep doing it and have a pleasure time with God. God bless everyone and especially for Silus's whole family.

      Catherine Szeto

    14. Thanks Catherine! Do you live in Hong Kong or Canada? Who recommend you to my blog? You reply will certainly gives me lots of encouragements!

    15. Yes, I live in HK right now and have lived in Vancouver around 13 years ago. Some of my family members are still living in Richmond. I knew your blog from one sermon you had in 同福堂
      on Nov 21, 2009 which I downloaded from podcast to my i-phone recently. In that sermon, you mentioned there's less than 10% Christians having daily devotions, I'm one of such 90%. Then, I decideded to google Silus Ng's blog as you mentioned in your sermon and start my daily devotion & have initimate relationship with our Mightly Lord Jesus Christ!
      Thanks again for your blog and please keep going even after Days of 1,189.

    16. Dear Bishop Silas: I thank God for your witness, your passion for and encouragement of daily devotion. With your blog my daily devotion and bible reading has become more systematic and God has spoken to my heart in a new way about many things. I look forward to learning the daily messages God has given you.


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