Wednesday, December 15, 2010

DAY 483 - Why A Lose-Lose Foolish Fight?!

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Today's Reading: Judges 12
Please read Judges 12 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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Judges 12: 4

Today is unusual. Jesus told me to have some research on Gilead, Jephthah's father and then on Ephraim. What I found out is painful! Jephthah killed his daughter in the name of God, because he could not change his vow. And now his people, the men of Gilead, killed 42,000 Ephraimites.

Manasseh and Ephraim were the sons of Israel's son Joseph and only the two of them were from the same mother. Both of them became two tribes of the twelve tribes. So, the great-great-grandsons of the two brothers Manasseh and Ephraim were killing each others and 42,000 Ephraimites died!

Jesus said, "Why always a lose-lose fight? Who wins? Why do brothers and brothers kill each others and let Satan win?"

I have seen so many of these situations happen in many churches, and I really don't understand why? Why are there always some people spreading rumors to hurt pastors and leaders? Why fight each other?

The only reason is that we do not have transformation. Our lives have not changed to be more like Jesus! There is no Christ-likeness in us! Because only less than 10% of Christians are having daily devotion, a daily intimate relationship with Jesus! With that 10%, many are having daily devotion as duty, guilty or study! We are followers, disciples of Jesus, aren't we? Let's follow our teacher, our Saviour and our Lord daily and have a win-win situation always to forgive, to love and to sacrifice!

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12: 1-2

Dear Lord Jesus,
Forgive me for how rashly I make decisions and say words. Help me not to be a rash leader and to watch out for what I say. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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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 Anglican Mission bishop one day at a time:

The Rt. Rev. Alexander Maury (Sandy) Greene (Gigi)

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

Bradford Church Plant, Ontario
Pastor: Donna Purkis

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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