Tuesday, September 7, 2010

DAY 384 - Twelve Days of Honeymoon

Today's Reading: Numbers 7

Please read Numbers 7 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 Numbers 7:

Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers 7&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers 7&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers 7&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers 7&version=MSG

When the altar was anointed, the leaders brought their offerings for its dedication and presented them before the altar. Fro the Lord had said to Moses, "Each day one leader is to bring his offering for the dedication of the altar." Numbers 7: 10-11

The word of the Lord came to me: "Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: "'I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the desert, through a land not sown. Israel was holy to the Lord, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them,'" declares the Lord. Jeremiah 2: 1-3

Good for you if you have read the whole chapter! This is such a long chapter! And are you aware that everything offered by the twelve leaders were the same? It was a copy and paste job! Why? Because God delighted in receiving all the gifts from His people. And all of them gave the same gifts, big gifts!

Jesus led me to count all twelve carefully and then led me to have some research on this chapter. Ronald Allen says:

"Here is a festival of offerings to the Lord stretching over twelve days. The chapter stands as a monument to the pleasure of God who took enjoyment from the repetition - for these were grand gifts in the good days of his early relationship with his people. These were the honeymoon days of the marital relationship of the Lord and Israel (see Jeremiah 2: 2-3). Each of the gifts is relished as presentations by a lover in the early days of the bliss of marriage.

Jesus told me today, "Can you see, this was how your people loved me and then later deserted me to other gods! A sweet honeymoon and then a painful marriage!" I was in tears and speechless!

Do you really love God as your God?! How much do you offer to the world? How much do you use and offer to yourself? And, how much do you offer to God?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Forgive me for not loving you with all my heart, with all my mind and with all my soul. Help me to love you more each day. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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:http://21ethiopiandays.wordpress.com/

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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

All Saints Community Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

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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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