Sunday, April 11, 2010

DAY 235 - Ten Hours of Blessed Time in the Hospital

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Today’s Reading: 1 John 5

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 1 John 4 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 John 5:
Chinese: John 5&version=CUV

We know that we are held firm by God. 1 John 5: 19

12 p.m. When Michelle and I was having our noon prayer reading today's chapter, Jesus told Michelle through 1 John 5:19 that He will hold her firmly and she should not be afraid.
12:45 p.m. Vancouver hospital Dr. John Shepherd called and said he looked at the data that it is a rapid developing cancer cell that we need to rush to the hospital ASAP.
1:20 p.m. We arrived at Vancouver General Hospital to check-in at Emergency
1:40 p.m. Michelle was already in her room with Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Al briefing us that they suspected that what Michelle has is the best of the five kind of leukemia but they need bone marrow biopsy to confirm.
2:00 p.m. Four nurses came in for various tests samples
2:30 p.m. Dr. Al came in for the painful bone marrow biopsy. Our best friends Alan and Susan were with us. Susan is a nurse helping Michelle to go through her most difficult time!
3:30 p.m. Dr. Shepherd and Dr. Al came in with smile telling us that they confirmed that it was the best leukemia that one could have and the name is Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL). 80% of patients can be healed. (my heart dropped, 80% can be healed and it is the best one to have). But they said, she might still getting very critical and might have internal bleeding any time. If the bleeding is in the brain, then they might not be able to do anything!
4p.m. Start taking a special medicine found by a Chinese in 1994 as the best medicine before chemopharapy. which will be on Monday. She needs to stay in VGH for three to four weeks and then as an out patient five time a week each time 4 to 5 hours.
5:45p.m. Our two sons came in to say Hi to mom.
6:30p.m. More tests and preparations by various nurses
9:00p.m. I met a nurse outside Michelle's room and she was in the same church choir with me in the 70'. Angela Wong is the most senior nurse on the leukemia ward, as she has been working in that ward for more than 20 years! She said, "Silas, I thought Michelle will come in Monday." I said, "Why did you know that?" She said, "I read your blog." I said, "How long have you been reading my blog?" She said, "For more than 200 days." Can you believe that? I am so joyful that my blog can help some Christians so that they can use this daily to be close to Jesus!
10:00 p.m. Michelle and I had our evening prayer and I left the hospital with a thankful heart!

Please do not visit Michelle, for these three weeks will be very critical. Especially from this coming Monday to Wednesday. If she can get through then, she can be completely healed. Please pray for that! And please pray that Michelle will not have a strong reaction during the chemo period like vomiting, losing of hair, etc.

Indeed Michelle has been firmly held by Jesus for the past many hours. It is such a blessing that she heard from Jesus personally before everything. Wonderful things happened. I asked her when we walked in the hospital, "Are you afraid?" She said, "Yes, of course. I was shaking from within!" I praise the Lord for holding her so that she didn't shake anymore once she stepped in the hospital.

Thank you for all your prayers and fasting that we get through this first hurdle! Please pray on and please fill in the empty slot of our 300 days 24 hours prayers for AMiAs, ACiC and AI.(You can find the link at the beginning of this page)

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for telling Michelle that you would hold her firmly before everything happened. Cover her with your blood and heal her. 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 AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Thomas William (TJ) Johnston, Jr.

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

Toronto Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Edmund Ho

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)
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  1. Bishop Silas,

    Everyone from Toronto Emmanuel are praying for Michelle's recovery and your family.


  2. The Lord's Peace, Strength & Comfort be with you and the family.

    vling (HK)

  3. Thanks Edmund and all brothers and sisters of Toronto Emmanuel Church.
    And thanks Vickie!


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