Saturday, January 22, 2011

DAY 521 - Don't Get Mad! Wait for Reinforcement!

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Today's Reading: 1 Samuel 25
Please read 1 Samuel 24 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 25:
David said to Abigail, "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands."
1 Samuel 25: 32-33

Have you ever gotten mad before? Do you remember what would happen when you get mad?

Here, we see a classical example of the possible consequence of getting mad:
1. We can't hear anything for God or anyone.
2. We want to do something to revenge ourselves right away

David was like that, and we are no better! It was rare for David to not able to listen to the Lord. But his coach and mentor Samuel just died, so what can you expect? He could not listen, so there was no way for him to obey. Even if he could listen, it is impossible for a person in rage to obey. So, instead of sending Samuel who was no longer alive, God sent Abigail as a messenger to warn him. The reinforcement came but David still could not listen.

Please read carefully what David said. He, in the middle of his rage, recognized God's saving hand and accepted that reinforcement. This was unusual! The next time when you are angry, don't get mad! Wait for reinforcements! Pray that you can recognize God's reinforcement!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to be able to be still and wait for your reinforcement the next time when I am angry. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

**Praise to the Lord that I had the honor to participate in the House of Bishops meeting of the Anglican Church of Rwanda since I became a Rwandan missionary bishop one and a half year's ago! See the happy smile of our wonderful Archbishop Kolini and a joyful photo with our Archbishop-elect Onesphore Rwaje. He got his Fuller D. Min. in 2009 and I hope that I can get mine in 2012!

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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. John Engle Miller, III (Joyce)

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

Family for All Nation (FANS)

Pastor-in-charge: Pastor Marcus Ho

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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