Tuesday, July 13, 2010

DAY 328 - Don't Burn Out! Enjoy Your Major Role!

Today's Reading: Exodus 18

Please read Exodus 18 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 18:

Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 18&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 18&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 18&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 18&version=MSG

Moses' father-in-law replied, "What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone." Exodus 18: 17-18

One of many good things to be a leader in AMiAs(Anglican Mission in the Americas) is that we provide good coaches. Our bishops, network leaders, clergy and leaders are being provided with very good coaches and coaching system. Two months ago I was in Denver for the House of Bishops' Retreat and we had Dr. Terry Walling, a professional coaching consultant and a Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry Program Professor, to lead all bishops to find our Major Role in that meaningful three days retreat. Without knowing our major role which God prepares and appointed us, we have a danger to do other non-essential things, wasting time and energy or even burning out. After the three days retreat, each of the ten bishops had an one hour telephone conference and later e-mail communication with Professor Terry to fine-tuning our major role. That was such a beautiful, meaningful and powerful experience I had.

What Moses experienced in this chapter was a similar situation in which his father-in-law helped him as a coach to discern his major role. Moses listened, changed and everybody was satisfied! The Major Role for Moses in this exciting and renewing experience is that:

"He is the people's representative before God and that he is to teach them God's laws and show them how to live out those laws in their daily lives that they know how to perform their duties. In order to do that, he needs to select and appoint capable Godly leaders to share the work load so that everybody will be satisfied."

The Major Role I got from the retreat and later the fine-tuning is as follows:

"I am passionate to produce disciples of Christ who enjoy a daily intimate relationship with God, and who become disciplers and mentors of others, naturally. These Disciples become passionate for God as evangelists and as church planters living a relational and missional lifestyle in a simple, focused and deep way from Micro-Discipleship to Macro-Harvesting in the advancement of God's Kingdom through the power of the Holy Spirit."

Are you enjoying everyday living in a relational and missional lifestyle or are you almost burned-out? Are people around you satisfied with your ministries or frustrated? Do you know the major role the Lord prepares for you?

Don't burn out! Enjoy your major role!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to understand and start practicing my major role. Help me to do it well following your guide that I will not burn out but enjoy everyday in your provision. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Today, Tuesday July 13, is our 25th Wedding Anniversary! Please pray that Michelle and I can enjoy this important day!

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: http://21ethiopiandays.wordpress.com/

To encourage you to click his blog, here are the first few lines of his sharing today in his blog. That is so awesome!


July 13, 2010, 3:42 am
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It’s such a joy to witness the awesome power of the Holy Spirit moving among the Christians here. As we were worshiping at Dukum MKC church, there was so much singing, shouting, dancing, and a glorious exaltation of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is working so powerfully among the people here and no one holds back in worship.

Free. Full-hearted. Open. Jubilant.

That is worship.

Although I did not understand a word they say (with the exception of J├ęsus), I was worshiping in spirit and in truth. Can you imagine a church made of mud and steel plating, and yet it is FILLED with passionate worshipers who want only to praise God with their whole heart, body, mind, and soul? WOW!

Yesterday we went to visit 2 homes. At the first house we visited a girl and her sister, cousin, and mom...

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. Terrell Lyles Glenn, Jr. (Teresa)

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

Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbout

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Jen Morgan (Ken)

Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Carolyn Spence

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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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