Monday, November 30, 2009
DAY 103 - Hardships are challenges
Today’s Reading: Acts 14
(Please read Acts 14: 1 – 28 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.)
Please click the links below to Acts 14:
“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. Acts 14: 22- 23
I see the order changed at this chapter. Before this chapter, it is Barnabas and Paul. Then after the life and death situation of Paul, the order is from now on: Paul and Barnabas. Barnabas, the teacher and the leader-in-charge has become the second chair, and Paul took over from him.
I also see some very familiar terms that a Christian leader usually face: Stir up some people and to poison their minds, to stone and kill, must go through many hardships…
Do not be afraid of hardships! It is because of all these hardships that we are being trained to be raised up to a new level to extend His Kingdom! Is that great!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me not to be afraid of hardships, and to be sure that they are just challenges for me to be raised up to a new level to serve you and extend your Kingdom. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Prayer items today:
Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
St. Simon’s, North Vancouver
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ed Hird
Honorary Assistant priest: Rev. John Lombard
Deacon: Rev. Ron Gibbs
We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)