Monday, September 27, 2010

DAY 404 - Finishing Well

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  • Today's Reading: Numbers 27
  • Please read Numbers 27 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 27:

    Chinese: 27&version=CUV

    NIV: 27&version=NIV

    ESV: 27&version=ESV

    Message: 27&version=MSG

    Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly. Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the Lord instructed through Moses. Numbers 27:22

    When I was having a two full days coaching session for the new Mission, Vision and Action of ACiC/AI two weeks ago at Professor Terry Walling's home in Chico, Dr. Terry reminded me something very important about "finishing well". He said there are less than 70% of Christian leaders can finish well according to statistical findings. There are three main stages in Christian leaders' life. From 20 to 30 should be a stage to respond to God's calling, from 40 to 50 should be a stage to discern and do their Major Role, and from 60 to 70 should be a stage to finish well, to have a legacy and pass the baton to their successors. If you would like to know and learn more about "finishing well" you may go to the link below of some important documents written by Dr. Terry's partner, Dr. Robert Clinton:

    What I heard from the Lord and saw today in this chapter is how Moses demonstrated what is "finishing well". He was a true "listen and obey" leader. Though he made a major mistake that made him unable to enter into the Promised Land but he was willing to do anything God commanded him to do. Even to accept the reality that he was going to die and pass the baton to Joshua. Dr. Terry told me that for those leaders could not finish well is they messed up with the second stage. They did not know their Major Role God appointed them so they wandering around wasting precious time.

    Let me share with you what I got from three intensive sessions under the coaching of Dr. Terry. The first session was for a two full days for all ten bishops of the Anglican Mission in Denver four months ago. Then a telephone conference one-on-one with Dr. Terry a month later. Then a two full days coaching one-on-one two weeks ago.

    My Major Role:

    I am an apostolic pioneer who connects to Christ and builds relationship in order to unite people in Christ extending God's Kingdom.

    My Effective Methods

    1. connect to Christ - Disciples and Disciplers

    2. Secure Resources - Supplies

    3. Provide Overall Leadership - Direction (Pioneer)

    4. Train Elite Soldiers, Teams and Leaders.

    In half an hour's time I am going to Seattle with our Network Leadership Team(Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird, Rev. Simon Neill and Rev. Ken Bell) and we are going to have a three days retreat under the direction of Dr. Terry to decide on our Mission, Vision and Action. Please pray for us that we can be able to discern God's direction and lead His people to extend His Kingdom.builds relationship in

    Dear Lord Jesus,

    Help me to do my Major Role appointed by you faithfully so that I can be a finishing well leader of yours. 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:

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    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. Dr. Doc Loomis (Ellen)

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

    St. Timothy’s, North Vancouver

    Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

    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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