Sunday, October 3, 2010

DAY 410 - Turning Points

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  • Today's Reading: Numbers 33
  • Please read Numbers 33 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 33:

    Chinese: 33&version=CUV

    NIV: 33&version=NIV

    ESV: 33&version=ESV

    Message: 33&version=MSG

    "But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in you sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live. And then I will do to you what I plan to do to them." Numbers 33: 55-56

    This chapter recorded all the turning points of the Israel's journey by stating names of places where they camped. See how many places they moved for the first two years. Then it stopped at verse 36 where they camped at kadesh, in the Desert of Zin. How long did they stay there? 38 years! STUCK!

    Then 38 years later they moved again swiftly, and they faced with the same command to drive out those people they might not be able to or did not want to. This time they did most of the job, but still there were some they did not drive out as God commanded. Only later it really became their thorns.

    Today I challenged a Christian why he smoked. He knew he should not but he didn't have the guts or will power to stop smoking. Today a young man asked me to pray for him to control his desires. I told him the keyword he had wrong is "control", for we as human beings can never be able to control our desires. The correct keyword is "Jesus". It is impossible to drive out all those sinful desires in our mind. Only when we have Jesus as our Lord can he drive that out for us.

    Why don't you sit down for half an hour and write down all the turning points in your life now? Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to open your eye to see how He was in those turning points, and ask Him to help you to enter into the promised land - His Kingdom. "Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is near." (Matthew 4: 17)

    We are going to have our first ACiC/AI Regional Conference and I would like to ask all of you to have a two weeks fasting if you can for us, starting this coming Monday to next Saturday. Sunday is not a day for fasting so it is two weeks from Monday to Saturday. Twelve days of fasting. I do hope you can join us!

    Dear Lord Jesus,

    Thank you for leading me to experience all those turning points of my life. Help me to have courage to drive out all those things you command me to drive out so that I can be free of all thorns. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

    My son, Ignatius, completed his three weeks mission in Ethiopia this past summer.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:

    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. Thomas William (TJ) Johnston, Jr. (Rees)

    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

    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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