Monday, December 6, 2010

DAY 474 - Connecting or Isolating?

Praise the Lord that we have completed 400 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign! Without this prayer shield I think I might not be able to face the storm of Michelle's leukemia. You really need to believe in this kind of power of prayers! You really need to join us! This is how the Lord commanded me more than a year ago to teach as many people as I can to pray as never before and to experience the power of prayers! Have you experienced yet?

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Today's Reading: Judges 3
Please read Judges 3 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 Judges 3:
But when they cried out to the Lord, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, who saved them. The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, so that he became Israel's judge and went to war. Judges 3:9-10

What I heard from Jesus today is the big difference between "Connecting" and "Isolating".

What happened in the time of Judges is somewhat like the pitfall of many Christians. When we are OK, then we tend to isolate ourselves from all the connections of God like daily devotion, Sunday worship, small group etc.. Then when we are not OK, we'll cry out to God and try to connect again but many times we don't know how to, for the Devil has successfully "disconnected", 'isolated" us from the Lord.

Let's not only secure our connection to the Lord Jesus Christ but also extend our connections as much as we can so that the Devil would be unable to disconnect us from the Lord.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to connect as much as I can as in your own ways and preparation. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

**Last Saturday(9 days ago) Schola Cantorum had a wonderful concert as guest performance in the concert of Vancouver Oratorio Society. Attached please find a picture that night and a picture Michelle and I took that night. Also, there are a few links that you can go to hear our O Music concert in June this year:

Schola Cantorum Emmanuel

Turtle Dove – Vaughan Williams

Jubilate Deo – Gabrieli

Hear My Prayer - Mendelssohn

Hava Nagila

Please click this link to worship with us - The Potter's Hand

Prayer items today:

Urgent Prayers for one of our Anglican Mission's bishop, the Rt. Rev. John Miller, who has prostate cancer recently. 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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