Today’s Reading: Hebrews 11
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 11 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 11:
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11: 1
Faith and trust are the two main things to uphold someone's present and future. During some important announcement or crisis of a country usually there will be a line of leaders standing behind the president showing trust and support to him.
When I read Hebrews 11, I see God smiling at us. I see standing behind God all those faithful servants who have been tested in their faith and are now in heaven also smiling at us. God says, "Is this enough for you to have faith in me? Is this enough for you to trust your leaders whom I choose?"
The integrity of Christian leaders have been heavily attacked by the Deceiver for centuries. Once the Deceiver successfully deceives some people not to trust their leaders, the whole church may fall. And yet lots of Christians do not aware of this deceiving plan!
The faith of Christians have been severely tested by God for centries so that we can stand those challenges in our lifetime so that no matter what happen, we will still have our faith in God.
The word "faith" appears 28 times in Hebrews and most of the time it says "By faith Abraham", "By faith Moses"... I do hope and pray that your name would be there also that "By faith (your name)..."
Surely it is by faith that the Lord's name be glorified and His Kingdom extended. Will your name be in this "By faith" team!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Open my eyes to see all your faithful servants standing behind you smiling at me so that I have the faith to run the race for you. 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
Victoria Church Plant, the Table
Church Planter: Rev. Josh Wilton
Church Planter: Rev. Andy Withrow
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):