Thursday, November 18, 2010

DAY 456 - How Well Do You Inquire of The Lord?

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Today's Reading: Joshua 9
Please read Joshua 9 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 Joshua 9:
The men of Israel sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord. Then Joshua made a treaty of peace with them to let them live, and the leaders of the assembly ratified it by oath. Joshua 9: 14-15

The Israelites were being deceived by the Gibeonites for they did not inquire of the Lord before they made a treaty. It is so easy for us to forget asking the Lord first before we make a decision. We are going to suffer greatly if we continue to do things in this way.

We are talking about the relationship with you and Jesus, and how well you know the importance of seeking His will and not your will.

I still remember how powerful it was to our prayer ministry team when Rev. Dr. Paul Chun Chi Ng prayed for each one of us in my office three years ago. I was the last to receive prayer from him. When he was laying his hands on me praying, he said, "I received a very important message from the Lord about Silas that is going to happen to him. But I can't tell you now. You need to remember this day and when this happens, you need to remember that I told you this today and may His Name be glorified." Next day I had breakfast with him before he went to the airport going back to Hong Kong. I ask him whether he could tell me what he got from the Lord about me. He looked at me, smiled, and then said, "Rev. Ng, let me ask the Lord first." He closed his eyes and prayed for a while and said, "The Lord told me I can tell you. He told me yesterday when I was praying for you that you are going to be a bishop." I was shocked and said, "It is impossible. No way. I don't think there is any possibility that I can be a bishop." He said, "God said so and it will be. Prepare yourself now." That was one year before I was invited to go to Pawleys Island to be interviewed by five AMiA bishops of whether I was the one that the Lord prepared for Canada to be the first AMiA Canadian bishop and actually the first Chinese bishop in the history of North America. Rev. Ng's gift of prophecy (1 Corinthians 12: 10) is so powerful. I learned a lot that day when I saw Rev. Dr. Paul Ng closing his eyes for a while praying before answering my question. Most of us do not know that we need to inquire of the Lord like that.

By the way, I am going to pick up Rev. Dr. Paul Ng again in the airport tomorrow at 12:30p.m. and he will come to Vancouver as the main speaker for the 3rd Wedlock Day Saturday night. And speaker for the Men's talk Friday night, Couples' Talk in Cantonese Sunday 3p.m. and Couples' Talk in Mandarin Sunday 7:30p.m. at Richmond Emmanuel Church.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to be willing to ask you first before I make a decision. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Prayer items today:

Urgent Prayers for one of our Anglican Mission's bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Miller, who got a report a few days ago that he has prostate cancer. He is going to start his treatment in this few days time. Please pray for his healing, for his wife Joyce and his family.

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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