Saturday, October 2, 2010

DAY 409 - Leadership Challenge

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  • Today's Reading: Numbers 32
  • Please read Numbers 32 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 32:

    Chinese: 32&version=CUV

    NIV: 32&version=NIV

    ESV: 32&version=ESV

    Message: 32&version=MSG

    Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here? Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the Lord has given them?" Numbers 32: 6 - 7

    It is just 18 chapters before (Numbers 14) Moses and all his people could not go into the Promise ,because ten leaders out of twelve gave a bad report to what the Promised Land looked like: No good! Two out of the twelve, Joshua and Calab said: Good! Moses at that time didn't say anything like he did in this chapter.

    Thirty-eight years later, there were two leaders out of twelve who said that they and their tribes were not going to war with the other ten tribes. Moses used such strong words that they changed their mind and joined the whole army in unity. I see a huge leadership challenge lesson here. Why didn't Moses use the same strong words to change the minds of the other ten leaders 38 years ago? Moses didn't act that time and God acted. So all the Israelites had to wander around in the desert for more than 38 years! What if Moses still didn't act 38 years later? The worse leader is the leader who do not lead (this is a reference from the movie: The Band of Brothers). I do hope that as leaders, we know how to lead and when to act!

    Dear Lord Jesus,

    Thank you for your inspiration on leadership challenge today. Help me to know how to lead and when to act. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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    Prayer items today:

    For ACiC/AI

    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

    Jericho Road Church, Port Alberni

    Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)

    Assistant Pastor: Rev. Brad Frey (Julia)

    Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Dave Dejong

    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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