Monday, April 23, 2012

DAY 978 - Watch Out Your Pride!

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Today's Reading: Isaiah 38

Please read Isaiah 38 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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主你是我力量 You are my strength

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This chapter describes something very unusual and difficult to accept. Right after a total victory on Assyria, Isaiah got a message from God to King Hezekiah that he was going to die.

Instead of filling with joy after the victory, King Hezekiah had to face with another challenge. Before the victory he could face death if Assyria won. After the victory he face with an illness that could not be healed. What kind of "examination" was that from God to this poor king of Judah! What would you do if you were Hezekiah?Would you be full of anger towards God? I think I might be! But, Hezekiah had that kind of faith to plead to the Lord and the Lord gave him two big miracles:
1. The sunlight went back ten steps - No one can explain what really happened here. The only thing we know is that a big miracle concerning with the Sun and the "stairway of Ahaz"(like a clock) happened to give King Hezekiah confirmation of what God was going to do.

2. Hezekiah was being healed!

From what Isaiah told King Hezekiah that he was going to die to his complete healing is something we need to ponder. What kind of lesson did God wanted to give to Hezekiah and why God wanted to give him this kind of hard lesson?

My Spiritual Journal

What I received from Jesus today is: Watch out your pride!

What I got from Jesus is that we really need to watch out our pride. Can you imagine the pride King Hezekiah had of that impossible victory! God gave him a big warning for him to deal with his pride before that pride controlled him. We will know what happen in the next chapter of his not finishing well because he did not get it!

I do hope you get it!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to know how to deal with our pride so that we can enjoy the fruit of success and would not be destroy by our success. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

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全地至高是我主 You Are Top No. 1

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Bishop: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Michelle)

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. Simon Neill (Jo), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya), Mr. Andy Li (Amy)

Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas)

Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

Pray for our AMiA bishops:
The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy, III (Margaret)

The Rt. Rev. John Miller (Joyce)

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time:
Jericho Road Church, Port Alberni

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

Assistant Pastor: Rev. Brad Frey (Julia)

Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Dave Dejong (Megan)

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