Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DAY 377 - It's Mine!

Today's Reading: Leviticus 27

Please read Leviticus 27 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 Leviticus 27:

Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 27&version=CUV

NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 27&version=NIV

ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 27&version=ESV

Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 27&version=MSG

"A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord." Leviticus 27:30

When a little boy says, "It's mine!" and fights for some toys with another boy, we may smile and shook our head. When a young man says, "It's mine!" with an unfriendly look at his friend worrying to lose his girlfriend, we may think about how to help these two young fellow to avoid a fight. But when God says, "It's mine!", then we need to listen and obey. Tithing is not a choice but a "must"!

To finish the whole book with the last five verses about tithing, God is reminding you today what is important and the thing you need to do and teach your children, relatives and friends to do. You may not be able to understand the other verses in this chapter for commentator, Laird Harris says, "It is difficult to understand this section (vv. 1 - 29) fully because we know so little about the details of dedicating things to the Lord in ancient Israel. But, it is not difficult to understand the importance of tithing! So, if you are still thinking of whether you should tithe (offering one tenth of what you have to the Lord), it is not the time for thinking but doing. And it's always not only tithing but always more, more than you can offer! And then you will know the joy of giving! It is such a JOY!

When God says, "It's mine!", you need to believe that it is very important. And it concerns you, for He wants to be your God and not money to be your god!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to know and teach others to know what is yours and what is mine. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Today is my regular day off and the four of us had a very good time in Granville Island! The joy of togetherness!

My son, Ignatius, completed his three weeks mission in Ethiopia a few days ago.We are so joyful to welcome him home and know that he experienced God mightily in that three weeks. His one word of experience is "JOY"! Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing:http://21ethiopiandays.wordpress.com/

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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), 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. John Engle Miller, III (Joyce)

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

Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbout

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

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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