Friday, September 17, 2010

DAY 394 - When Can I Get Rid of Constant Grumbling?

Today's Reading: Numbers 17

Please read Numbers 17 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 Numbers 17:

Chinese: 17&version=CUV

NIV: 17&version=NIV

ESV: 17&version=ESV

Message: 17&version=MSG

"The staff belonging to the man I choose will sprout, and I will rid myself of this constant grumbling against you by the Israelites." Numbers 17: 5

For the past 22 years I have asked Jesus many times, "When can I get rid of people's constant grumbling?"

Today Jesus gave me an answer at last, "Never! Until they all become my true disciples!"

If God, Moses and Aaron could not get rid of people's constant grumbling, who are we? So, we as Christian leaders should be prepared to face all those grumblings and stand firm. The Lord has His own way to protect us and to make us flourish just like what He did to Moses and Aaron.

The Deceiver's main plan is to pull the trust away from the people to their Christian leaders. And once people do not trust their leaders, everything will collapse later. There had been quite a few times that the Deceiver did this trick to me and there were times when he was nearly successful. The only thing that I do to face this spiritual crisis is to use "spiritual weapons" to fight "spiritual warfare". I pray, fast, ask people to pray and fast... If I did not have the past almost 400 days of 24 hours of prayers by brothers and sisters who love me all through Canada, Hong Kong, China, US and England and maybe some places I don't even know (and I did not listen and obey to continue to have daily devotion and write my "daily devotion on fire"), I think that I could not have stood the big storm when Michelle was in the most critical few weeks. Thank you for your love that you really pray for us and join this daily devotion "movement"! You will be richly blessed by God and be a blessing to many others!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for giving me an answer to my long asked question. Help me to stand firm in all those grumblings and raise up more disciples for you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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:

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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. Dr. Doc Loomis (Ellen)

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

Victoria Church Plant, the Table

Church Planter: Rev. Josh Wilton (Katie)

Church Planter: Rev. Andy Withrow (Katie)

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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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