Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 143 - Do you see the way out?

Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 10

Please read 1 Corinthians 10: 1 – 33 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 1 Corinthians 10:

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10: 13

Paul states clearly to Christians in Corinth the consequence of sin which their forefathers in Moses' time fell into: idolatry, sexual immorality, testing the Lord and grumbling. Paul gives them and us a warning so that we won’t fall into the same trap. These are the temptations that Paul says are common to us. If you are in one or more of these temptations now, do you see the way out?

Let me give you a recent example. Recently a parishioner came to me asking for help. He got himself into the addiction of playing a computer game. As a result, he couldn’t sleep for six weeks and could not come to church for six weeks. The game became his idol and he worshipped this idol rather than God, but he wasn't aware that this was idolatry. He saw the way out by coming to me at last, seeking for help. I led him to repent and re-commit his life to Jesus, having a healing prayer for him. He deleted that game when he went home, and slept like a baby that night.

Don’t under estimate the force of temptations. When you are tempted, you need to pray to the Lord so that you can see the way out provided by Him. There is no other way that you can get out, other than Jesus’ way!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to stand firm and not to step into those old tricks of the Devil. And when I am tempted, please show me the way out. 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
The Light of Christ Church, Nanaimo
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kathy King

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)

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