Thursday, September 24, 2009
DAY 36 - I Stepped Into A Mine Field
Today’s Reading: Matthew 15
(Please read Matthew 15: 1 – 39 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.)
Please click the links below to Matthew 15:
“But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man’s ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.” Matthew 15: 18-19
While I was writing yesterday’s post “Don’t Be Afraid of the Wind”, I was facing a 'big wind'. I stepped into a 'mine field' planned by the Deceiver, filling my heart with worries and anger.
It was 1a.m. last night when I was writing that "Don't Be Afraid Of the Wind". I got four steps of how Jesus encountered the wind and that is: Withdrew, privately, solitary place and to pray. After I wrote that on my blog and went to sleep, I forgot Jesus’ secret.
When I went back to church, my worries and bitterness came back and I thought, "Well, here comes the wind. Can I do just like what Jesus did?". So I withdrew from my office privately and went to kneel down in front of the altar and pray. Jesus told me, "I have asked John Stott to tell you when you become a bishop you need to have the gentleness of a mother and the passionate of a father. Have you forgotten? You have to love , my son!"
It is that simple and after that time of “Being Still”, I was able to have a clean and loving heart to solve all the problems! Can you believe that? Yesterday was a preparation. Today was a test, and I think I have passed! I need your prayers so that I can remember to use Jesus’ secret spiritual bullet the next time I face with a big wind or a mine field!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to know how to withdraw privately to a solitary place to pray daily so that I can see those things you want me to see so that I can live! In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.