Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DAY 1134 - How Close Are God's Arms, Cords And Ties?

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**NEW link for the 11th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign(from August 25 to December 03, 2012).

The easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week. What you need to do is very simple. Choose one dayThe easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week to pray for me, my family and my ministry, remembering the ministry of ACiC(ACiC has two Networks: ACiC, Anglican Coalition in Canada and AI, Asian Initiative). You may use the whole hour in prayer or you can still do you work in your office but use as much time as you can to pray and the other time work prayerfully that hour to pray for our ministry. This campaign is also to teach you that you need somebody to pray for you daily. I have been prayed for hourly the past 1,100 days and I have never experienced this kind of peace and protection before. It's just beyond words can express. If I did not listen and obey to Jesus call 1,100 days ago to start this prayer movement, I think I would be pulled into darkness and discouragement already! I deeply believe that this is a way to draw as many participation as we can in prayers. I encourage you to participate. We need you to join us! Trust in the power of prayers!

Today's Reading: Hosea 11

Please read Hosea 11 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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Purify My Heart

Chinese praise song -
你的寶血 It’s Your Blood

Please click the links below to Hosea 11:

Bible Study

This chapter reminds us the time in Israel's history when He liberated them from slavery in Egypt and led them out to become an independent nation.  He calls them His "son" and He as a father supporting His toddler with outstretched arms as He taught His child to walk one step at a time. He had been both a Father who guided them and a Physician who healed them, but now they had drifted so far from Him that they did not even remember what He had done for them.
Because of their rebellion, Israel would return to captivity, this time their "Egypt" would be Assyria. But, God would not given them up because of His intense love, compassion and grief over the condition of their sins. He is that caring father who cannot deny or abandon his child despite his or her rebellion. 

How does God's fatherly love help you to love Him more and to be close to Him more?

My Spiritual Journal

What I got from Jesus today is: How close are God's arms, cords and ties?

Today Jesus gives you a picture that you can visualize the distance of how close God can be with you each day. How close are you from God if you are in His arms?  How close are you if you  are being led by God with His cords of human kindness and ties of love. Somewhat like a parent have a cord to tie to a toddler's hand walking beside him or her. That's how close it really is!

How close are you now with Jesus? How close are you with Him each day?

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to re-establish our relationship with you that we can be that close to you as your loving children in your arms and with your cords and ties. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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Chinese praise song -
陶造我生命 Mold My Life

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

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time:
Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbour
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Jen Morgan (Ken)
Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Carolyn Spence

Prayer items today:


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

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng(Michelle), Rev. Peter Klenner(Jenny),
Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

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

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

Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

Secretary: Rev. Dave DeJong(Megan)

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