Monday, January 10, 2011

DAY 509 - You Acted Foolishly!

Our son Ignatius wrote a new song, his first song as Michelle's birthday gift last Friday. Please go to the link and click his song. It is so wonderful and moving! We are so blessed and proud to have two lovely sons: Ignatius and Athanasius.

Praise the Lord that we completed our 500 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign! We have a new link for you to sign for the new stage. You really need to join us now to pray! The easiest way is to take one hour slot for the whole week. Please do it now!

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**NEW link for the
6th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign(January 3 to April 12, 2011)

Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 13
Please read 1 Samuel 13 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 1 Samuel 13:
"You acted foolishly," Samuel said, "You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; it you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time. But now your kingdom will not endure; the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord's command." 1 Samuel 13: 13 - 14

I asked Jesus today why Saul acted so foolishly after he had quite a number of wonderful experiences of the mighty act of God helping him. Jesus told me to look for anywhere in the Bible of a personal relationship with Saul and God, and I can find none. Saul, like most of the people in the Old Testament, needed a prophet to receive messages. He himself lost the chance to have a personal relationship with God? Why? Was that his fault? Yes, he missed the most precious chance!

You may have a good bishop, a good pastor, a good teacher, some good Christian friends to help you to receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord of life. But if you do not let Jesus to work through them to establish a daily intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, then sooner or later even you are so powerful, clever, handsome and gifted as Saul, you will act foolishly.

David was the one that God sought out. A man after God's own heart. What does that mean? Very simple! Some heart to heart talk as often as possible, at least daily. Do you understand now? It is not difficult, just a daily intimate heart to heart talk and relationship with Jesus!

You need to act wisely!

Jesus is your only hope, my friend!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to come to you everyday and to be close to you. 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. Philip Hill Jones (Claudia)

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

Church of Redemption, Calgary

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ikechukwu Chukuka (Wife, Courtney)

Twitter version:

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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