Sunday, July 11, 2010

DAY 326 - Why Grumbled And Not Settled?

What a blessed gift and a wonderful cake from our Couples Group (Love) tonight! Three days before our 25th Wedding Anniversary!

Today's Reading: Exodus 16

Please read Exodus 16 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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Please click the links below to Exodus 16:

Chinese: 16&version=CUV

NIV: 16&version=NIV

ESV: 16&version=ESV

Message: 16&version=MSG

The Israelites ate manna forty years, until they came to a land that was settled; they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan.

Exodus 16: 35

Starting from this chapter we are going to read one word repeatedly "Grumbling"!

The first "grumbled" appears in the last chapter but only once. In this chapter, there are 8 times! If you are the Israelites and what you could eat is only manna for 40 years, would you grumble? God says, "I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions." Could they come to the land and settle faster, say a year, two years...? I think yes, but if how we act is to grumble and not learn how to trust in the Lord, then we need more time to be settled.

We are always unsettled and insecure. That is why people like to grumble. We need to trust that only God can lead us to the "Promised Land" to settle.

The more grumbling, the less chance for us to pass the test! Stop grumbling and praising daily! Stop grumbling to other people, especially to God's servants. As Moses said, you might be grumbling to God and you don't know! Start appreciating others more!

Dear Lord Jesus,

You are worthy of our praise and teach me to praise you whenever I can and never grumble. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Next Tuesday, July 13, will be our 25th Wedding Anniversary! So, could you pray for us that Michelle can enjoy this important day at home even that would be her weakest day and I can think out of something to make her day! Her reading today is very low.

My son, Ignatius, is in Ethiopia for a three weeks mission. He has been accepted by Regent College to start his Master of Divinity degree program this coming September. Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing:

Please click this new link to watch Athanasius' violin recital(June 7, 2010) with me playing the piano:

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), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Dean Hunter (Debbie)

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

The Light of Christ Church, Nanaimo

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kathy King

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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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