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Today's Reading: Exodus 11
Please read Exodus 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.)
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Moses and Aaron performed all these wonders before Pharaoh, but the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let the Israelites go out of his country.
Exodus 11: 10
Michelle asked me today after reading the same theme "but the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart" so many days, "Why did the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart?"
Well, there are so many explanations according to various commentaries, my catch is these:
1. God allows Pharaoh's heart to be hardened for ten times, ten opportunities to change but he refused. I asked so many Christians the past few months why they still did not have their daily devotion even though they know that they need that. Their answers are the same, "I don't have an urge to do so." Our hearts are always hardened to listen to the Lord's call, although the Lord gives us so many chances like he gave Pharaoh!
2. It gave Moses and Aaron the knowledge that this was not their effort but only God could do it. There were many opportunities for them to experience God in an intimate way that they could learn to totally rely on God.
How is your heart today? Is your heart hardened or softened?
After I completed this post, I received a wonderful e-mail from someone I met two weeks ago when I flew back from Calgary. I was having my daily devotion on the plane and a Chinese sat beside me. Then, we started a "holy conversation" about daily devotion that last for hours. Wonderful!
Dr. Huang is a medical doctor and a deacon in a church here in Vancouver. I have his permission to copy his e-mail for your encouragement and a real example of the urgency of "daily devotion":
Dr. Paul Huang 5 July 2010
Dear Silas (if I may call you that as a brother): thank you and the Lord for our divine appointment on our flights home from Calgary; In following your blog/devotion and praying for Michelle, I am glad to read today that she is recovering. Indeed your words of not guilty or duty but the beauty of Christ as the motive for daily devotions that draws deeper dialogue and discernment will be my message to a class in 2 weeks, while knowing it is a fledgling action even for myself changing from “regular” to “daily”. May the Lord continue to bless you in your dedication and passion in serving/loving Him; blessings, Paul
Dear Lord Jesus,
Come in to my heart and make my heart softened that I can be able to listen and obey. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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Michelle is going to VGH for her first check up appointment after her 3rd(last) chemo at 8:30a.m.. She has to go to VGH every other day now and not daily.
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