Thursday, January 20, 2011

DAY 519 - Are You Kidding?

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Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 23
Please read 1 Samuel 23 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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But David's men said to him, "Here in Judah we are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!" 1 Samuel 23: 3

I had a big smile and a bigger one from the bottom of my heart when Jesus gave me today's title: Are you kidding?

That was so incredible that David and his followers were running for their lives, and yet David could still have the courage to fight the Philistines. David was not so certain when his leaders told him, "Are you kidding?"

Lots of times we really need to trust our leader to do something which we think it is impossible. Praise the Lord that David was the man following God's heart. He listened, he asked, he waited and he boldly acted. Can you? Can you support your leader(s) to do that, even when you are feeling 'chicken' or even thinking that he or she is just kidding! Today's message is very funny but also very, very important! Do you think so? I need some feedback if you may.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to calmly listen, carefully discern and boldly act. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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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:

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!


  1. Today's reading 1 Sam 23 is both insightful and very challenging. How do I react in situations of great turmoil, when my well-being or perhaps even my life is being threatened? David was at most a few steps away from Saul who was pursuing him with the intent of killing him, and yet David looked beyond, paused and inquired of the Lord. He turned away from focusing on concern for himself to ask Do you want me to do something about this Lord? The Lord said yes, and even confirmed it for him and his men. David's response to do what the Lord was asking him to do placed him in a position of even greater vulnerability, and yet not surprisingly, The Lord covered his back, by having the Philistines distract Saul from the chase. Lord help us to seek you, to hear you, to trust you, and to be willing to act upon what you tell us, in all situations, even when our very lives might be in danger. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

  2. Absolutely, I can follow my leader! He hears from God and acts on it.


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