Today’s Reading: Hebrews 10
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 Hebrews 10 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 Hebrews 10:
The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:
"This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord.
I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds."
Then he adds:
"Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.
Hebrews 9: 14
When I read Hebrews 10 today, Jesus reminds me of a Christian who told me many years ago,"My sin cannot be forgiven." I knew that she was accused daily by the Accuser. Many people tried to help her but she still believed that her sin could be forgiven. She was gradually unable to move, for she was so guilty and a few years later she died. It was a sad story and no one could help her. She thought that even Jesus could not help her.
The word "sin" appears 10 times and "sinning" one time in Hebrews 10. The weigh of sin is so heavy to some people. Guilty! Guilty! Even doing daily devotions because they are feeling guilty! No! We are free in Christ! When we confess our sins and by the blood of Jesus, we are free! The freedom of salvation leads us into a daily intimate relationship with God so that we will not deliberately keep on sinning. We need to be in this new relationship, this new covenant with Jesus so that He and His laws are in our hearts and minds daily.
Remember, you are free in Christ! Don't live in guilt anymore!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Pour down your blood to cleanse and protect so that I can taste the sweetness of freedom everyday. 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
Bishop’s Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird
Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbout
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Jen Morgan
Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Carolyn Spence
Record for our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayers : this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)
Record for our 1st phase of 100 days of prayers(2nd part 60 days): this link(August 20 to Nov. 28, 2009)
Record for our 1st phase of 100 days of prayers(1st part 40 days):