Today’s Reading: Acts 19
Please read Acts 19: 1 – 41 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 19:
God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. Acts 19: 26
Yes, I believe that, for that’s what it says in the Bible. How can that be? I received one word and that is “momentum”. Several things happened to make this momentum into a reality:
D 1 1. Daily teaching for two years - Paul’s willingness to spend two years in the lecture hall of Tyrannus daily to teach the word of God.
2D 2. Daily training of apprentices - Paul did not do the teaching alone. He made use of this daily teaching opportunity to train his apprentices for three years (Acts 20: 31) before he passed the baton to them.
3 3 3. Total trust – the whole teaching atmosphere and life-changing examples generated a huge momentum of trust to Paul. This trust brought a phenomenon that could not be explained by reasoning alone in healing and in driving out of demons.
What I have seen is how the Deceiver discourages the daily teaching and learning of disciples of Jesus. One way he does this is by making Christian leaders do works on their own and in their not raising up apprentices. Then what appears is not momentum of the power of God but a 'momentum' of losing trust with leaders, burnouts and separations.
I pray that this blog can serve as a daily sharing place to create a momentum to transform your life to live out the power of God.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to be close to you daily that I can be a channel to show forth your power. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Prayer items today:
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Church of Our Lord, Comox: Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. David Bowler
Priest: Rev. David Hollebone
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)