Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DAY 216 - Disciplined, Trained and Holiness

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Today’s Reading: Hebrews 12

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 12 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 12:





Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12: 10-11

John Stott says that the purpose of our life is just one word - Christ-likeness. Hebrews talks about the same thing but use a similar word - Holiness. And the most important thing in our life time is to run the race for Christ-likeness. Holiness is like the daily life of an Olympic athlete - disciplined, trained, disciplined, trained, disciplined, trained ...

The word "discipline" appears 10 times. This is an age in which people do not like to be disciplined or being trained by anyone. Without proper discipline and training, how can we run the race? This week from Monday to Friday our church is having a 6:30a.m. worship and then prayer walk. On Saturday we are going to have our worship and prayer walk at 9a.m. and then a prayer run at 10:15a.m. (Link of photos for last Saturday's prayer run : http://www.flickr.com/photos/27911838@N02/sets/72157623672726778/ ). It will surely be a good opportunity to be disciplined and trained as faithful disciples of Christ. And, to know how to use spiritual bullets to fight a severe spiritual warfare!

According to Hebrews 11 there are millions and millions of God's servants watching us to run this race and cheering for us. We may be those who dash through the finish line or may be not. But we are those who have received the baton from those saints. Jesus is waving at us in the finishing line. Don't look to other people or other things, just Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!!! We really need more discipline, to be disciplined and trained by God that we may share in his holiness, Christ-likeness!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Come! Coach me, discipline me, train me and love me. 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

Church of Redemption, Calgary

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ikechukwu Chukuka

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)
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