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Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christians to have daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus. There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.
2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters)to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day.
I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.
3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a disciple. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online disciple to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!
Please read Philippians 1: 1 –30 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.)
Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. Philippians 1: 12
How comforting it was when Jesus told me today, “Your sufferings advance the Gospel.”
I have been through many struggles, oppositions and sufferings in the past few years. Lots of time I felt discouraged, fearful and frightened. Sometimes minor incidents became a 'big deal' to me and I felt 'chained'. But here in this chapter when Paul said that his chains advance the Gospel, everything changed: discouragements became encouragements, fearfulness became fearlessness, frightened became standing firm in one spirit. Wow! Every problem ceased to be a 'big deal' any more. Why? Because Paul knew that his chains advance the Gospel!
How about you? Can you live everyday like that in order to advance the Gospel?
Dear Lord Jesus,
I give thanks to you for all the sufferings I have experienced. Help me to know and to be willing to suffer for you to advance the Gospel. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Prayer items today:
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird,
Rev. Simon Neill
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Bradford Church Plant, Ontario
Pastor: Donna Purkis