Sunday, August 29, 2010

DAY 375 - Don't Just Say YES And Not Do It

Today's Reading: Leviticus 25

Please read Leviticus 25 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 Leviticus 25:

Chinese: 25&version=CUV

NIV: 25&version=NIV

ESV: 25&version=ESV

Message: 25&version=MSG

"But in the seventh year the land is to have a sabbath of rest, a sabbath to the Lord." Leviticus 25: 4

"The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and so not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines." Leviticus 25: 11

"Therefore, this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim 'freedom' for you, declares the Lord - 'freedom' to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth."

Jeremiah 34: 17

The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfillment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah. 2 Chronicles 36: 21

This chapter is perhaps one of the most frightening passage in the Bible. There is one commentator giving accurate calculation of how the Israelites did not obey God's command on the Sabbath year and the year of Jubilee. The result was that at the end, the land had a rest of seventy years before the Israelites could return to Jerusalem after they lost their nation! We may not know the consequence of not obeying God but at least we know it here from what happened to the Israelites more than 500 years later.

Michelle has been thinking about when she should go back to work. Lots of family members and friends persuade her not to go back to work so soon because she needs lots of time to rest. A friend told me that her brother did not listen to anybody and went back to work right after his cancer treatment and after one month he died! So, please take care of yourself that you need to rest in God's standard. I hope you know what that is. The only way you know is to establish a daily intimate relationship with him. There are so many people who work till 2a.m., 3a.m., 4a.m.... You need to know that if you do not know how to rest, God has His own way to give you rest!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Teach me to rest, and help me to be able to rest. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

We drove to Chilliwack to visit our Youth Gospel Camp and had a wonderful time with our young people. We are having 49 young people there having a three days camp.

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:

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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. Philip Hill Jones (Claudia)

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

The Light of Christ Church, Nanaimo

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kathy King

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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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