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/
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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 Jésus), 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...
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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
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
- Part 2: 60 days (September 29 to November 28, 2009)
- Part 1: 40 days (August 20 to September 28, 2009)
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