Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DAY 301 - I Cannot Do It

Today's Reading: Genesis 41

Please read Genesis 41 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.)

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"I cannot do it," Joseph replied to Pharaoh, "but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." Genesis 40:18-19

"I can do it!", "We can do it!", "You can do it!", this is too familiar to us in movies, elections and many occasions. We ask people to say it out loud to make sure that we have confident in doing all things.

But, when Pharaoh asked Joseph to interpret his dreams and Joseph said, "I cannot do it, but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires." Wow! What kind of awareness Joseph had, what kind of relationship he had with God and what kind of courage he dare to say that. He might lose his head!

When we were having ,Michelle said she is now in the seven years of famine and praise the Lord that He prepared us well that we can face this most difficult time. Also, she witnesses that many of our brothers and sisters are being blessed and renewed through this crisis.

I wrote my first blog on July 3, 2009 after responding to the Lord's call to start writing "Daily Devotion On Fire". I thought that it was to help more Christians to have daily devotion and to be able to listen and obey to Jesus. If fact, it is also my seven years of good years that I have established a never-before intimate relationship with Jesus before April 9, 2010 the day I knew Michelle had leukemia. Nine months before everything happened. What if I did not listen and obey and do nothing? I am pretty sure that I might have collapsed, and Michelle, and Ignatius, and Athanasius, and ....

"I cannot do it!" Yes, indeed I cannot but only in God we live and have our being!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Praise the Lord to give me an opportunity to know that without you I cannot do anything. Thank you for your preparation long time before the year of famine came. And thank you for your provision in the time of famine. Help us to know always that only in you we can. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Wow, today the doctor said Michelle was so well that she does not need to go to VGH daily anymore but once every two days. Her white cell went up 0.2 today as compare to yesterday and is now 1.4. Her platelets has another dramatic raise from yesterday's 304 to 344! Her hemoglobin are staying the same as yesterday 82. Thanks for your prayers! Her teeth of the top left hand side are still very painful, please pray for that.

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Prayer items today:


Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice),

Rev. Simon Neill (Jo)

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Terrell Lyles Glenn, Jr. (Teresa)

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

Toronto Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Edmund Ho (Cecilia)

Face book version:

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 discipler. 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 discipler to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

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  • 1 comment:

    1. Thanks for praying for us at Toronto Emmanuel today.

      Looking forward to seeing you this weekend, +Silas!



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