Sunday, December 19, 2010

DAY 487 - Do You Know The Secret of Your Strength?

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 16
Please read Judges 16 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 16:
So Samson told Delilah everything. "No razor has ever been used on my head," he said, "because I have been a Nazirite set apart to God since birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man." Judges 16: 17

Jesus asks you a very serious and important question today:

Do you know the secret of your strength?

Samson knew through his parents' faithful teaching but he let the Devil take his strength away.

When Jesus asked me this question today when I read this chapter, I had a review on the secret of my strength all through these past many years:

1. An intimate and personal daily devotion with Jesus Christ our Lord
2. Fasting: Two to three times a year each time 7 or 40 days.
3. Prayers: All kinds of prayers especially with your support of the more than 500 days 24 hours prayer chains.
4. Study: My D. Min. study at Fuller Theological Institute since June 2006 and other personal study.
5. Physical workout: I run 25 minutes one to two times weekly. Actually the Lord reminds me now that I have not been running for two months already!

If I stop to do the above, I think I cannot do anything any more!

I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121 : 1-2

**This Psalm is so important to me that each day in my blog I set the time to publish my blog as 1:21a.m.. It does not means that every night I write up to 1:21a.m.. Sometimes I write earlier than 1:21a.m. , sometimes later than 1:21a.m., but I would like to make this "121" to remind me of how important it is for me to lift up my eyes to the Lord and wait for the Lord each new day.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40: 29-31

What are yours? Have you already stopped some of those sources to give you strength? Why don't you pray now to ask the Holy Spirit to review your heart right now:

Dear Holy Spirit,
Shine on me that I can be able to see if I have already stopped to do some of the things that you prepare for me to increase my strength. Help me to be able to do it and do it faithfully. 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. Terrell Lyles Glenn, Jr. (Teresa)

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

The Light of Christ Church, Nanaimo

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kathy King

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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